ISBN 9789785800883
Pages 330
Dimensions 273 x 210mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 1997
Publisher Safari Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Strategic Turnaround

Story of a Government Agency

by Dakuku Adol Peterside

Strategic Turnaround is more than a case study of transformational change in an African maritime administration. It is a roadmap for putting agency back into your government department, a go-to guide for reinvigorating your energy-sapped public servants, and a speak-easy description of how to overcome those structural influences of culture and bureaucracy that knee-cap many a change effort.This book is a must-read for those [having to walk the tightrope of balancing the public's expectations against the public's purse when] attempting to restore confidence in an under-performing public service. Armed with Dr. Peterside's inspirational book, you too will succeed in bringing about transformational change in your government agency.

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"Strategic Turnaround is the definitive case study of the radical reform of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and of the entire maritime sector in Nigeria. But this story of how strategic change was initiated, instigated and successfully managed has relevance far outside Nigeria. Given Nigeria's size and NIMASA's importance, it is a key case study in successful high-level change management, and also an essential insight into the maritime sector of an emerging maritime power."

Chris Bellamy, Professor Emeritus of Maritime Security University of Greenwich

About the Author

Dakuku Adol Peterside

Dakuku Adol Peterside (PHD) is a leadership scholar, organisational development professional and columnist. He has served at all levels of government in Nigeria. His last assignment was his role as DG/CEO of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.