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Digital Transformation in Energy

For those of us who are not in IT, the words digital, digitisation and digital transformation may seem peripheral – technologies that affect our business but that we don’t really need to understand. We know – if only from using smart phones – how much the digital revolution has changed the way we live; but it’s now set to change the way we work and no manager can afford to ignore the potential of the new wave of technology available to business. The oil and gas business has not always embraced new technology as quickly as other sectors, but Digital Transformation (or DX) is now a hot topic across all industries and it has great potential for the energy sector – as long as companies view it as a strategic priority rather than an IT project. As we launch our new Digital Transformation course, we’ve recently completed a study of how oil and gas companies are addressing this. [Read more…]

The Downstream Oil and Petrochemical Industries

WBC delivered the The Downstream Oil and Petrochemical Industries for one of the world’s leading strategic management consultancies serving the energy sector in London in December.   The course was planned over many months and delivered by 5 WBC instructors over 5 days. to 20 management consultants.  The group was diverse with participants from Europe, North America, Australasia and South America, and from a variety of industry and functional backgrounds. [Read more…]

Mini MBA in O&G in Erbil – November 2019

We welcomed delegates from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to our Mini MBA in O&G in Erbil training course in November.  Angus Warren, Managing Director of WBC, delivered the long-established course, returning to Erbil for the 7th year.  As always, the course was highly interactive.  [Read more…]

Supervisory Skills and Coaching Workshops in Lagos

WBC delivered a Supervisory Skills Workshop for a local engineering form in Lagos at the end of October 2019.   This was followed by a Coaching Workshop for more senior staff.  Delegates were drawn from engineers and managers representing various parts of the company, who attended the programmes given by one of WBC’s renowned leadership experts.  The Supervisory Skills Workshop focused on the transition engineers moving into management must make:  from using hard skills – such as planning, organising and technical – to using soft skills – such as communications, delegation, change and giving feedback. The second programme was a Coaching Skills Workshop for senior leaders in the company who wanted to know how to get the best out of their staff. [Read more…]

Digital Transformation in Energy – what’s your view?

Digital Transformation (DX) is the hot topic of the moment. How will it affect the energy sector – and is the energy sector ready for it? These are some of the questions we pose in our new survey on Digital Transformation in Energy as we try to find out how companies are approaching this issue.

Take our survey here – it’s very short and will only take a few minutes of your time. All responses are confidential. [Read more…]

Energy Leadership Course in Istanbul

WBC delivered its Leadership in Global Energy course in Istanbul to 7 delegates at the end of August 2019.   Delegates came from the UK, Croatia, Serbia, Iraq and India, representing various parts of the energy business, to attend the programme given by renowned Leadership expert Yanos Michopolous.  The Leadership in Global Energy course in Istanbul focused on the transition from using hard skills – required by managers in planning, organising and operating – to soft skills – required by leaders for driving change, setting direction and inspiring high performance. Through personal and practical examples based on years of experience, Yanos provided a comprehensive understanding of how to be an effective leader, how to make better decisions, and how to build and motivate teams across functions and regions. [Read more…]

Management Training Course in Erbil

WBC was back in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq this summer to deliver management training course in Erbil.

The purpose of the management training course was to help build the leadership and management skills of local supervisors and managers at one of the leading oil and gas companies in the region.  Delegates included staff from the head office, local offices and the field. [Read more…]

O&G Leadership Training in Lagos

Delegates from Nigeria based oil companies, banks and insurance companies gathered for O&G leadership training in Lagos in June. The 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas is a unique training course that has been delivered around the world for many years and had its first outing in Lagos in 2013. It was delivered by WBC’s Angus Warren with the assistance of local partner EMR. [Read more…]

Safety & Leadership

How often do leaders think about safety? For many corporate leaders, the primary focus is on business performance – the next quarter’s financial results and shareholder returns. For those firms with a longer-term outlook, there’ll be other considerations as they look at the sustainability of their business over decades, and of course all major firms now report on their impact on the planet and society. But above all these priorities sits the most important of all – safety.

In our latest white paper, produced in partnership with MANAGEMENT FORCE Group, a safety consulting firm, we look at the role of leaders in building a culture where safety is incorporated into everything they do.  [Read more…]

Oil and Gas Training in Erbil – April

We welcomed delegates from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to our Mini MBA in Oil and Gas training in Erbil in April. Angus Warren, Managing Director of Warren Business Consulting, delivered the long-established course, returning to Erbil after a successful visit in last year.  As always, the course was highly interactive.  [Read more…]

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