• Export Council of Australia: Premier’s Award

    Export Council of Australia: Premier’s Award

     News  23 September 2016

    We we’re thrilled to collect the ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2015 Export Council of Australia awards. Read More 

  • Deepwater Horizon - The Movie

    Deepwater Horizon - The Movie

     News  16 September 2016

    Someone was always going to make a movie about Macondo. Like many I’m holding my breath. Read More 

  • The Challenge of Leadership

    The Challenge of Leadership

     Blog  07 September 2016

    Leading has never been easy. It’s damn lonely now a global study of Leadership Development Program participants reveal a consistent set of challenges that they, as leaders, faced. It was interesting in that cultural diversity and geography was no barrier in what they felt was one of the hardest things about being in a leadership role. Read More 

  • Vietnam: Reflections on the Ocean Apex

    Vietnam: Reflections on the Ocean Apex

     News  01 September 2016

    Beyond the Break (BTB) has undertaken many successful start-ups. A rig is usually considered ‘start-up’ from approximately the first 3-6 months of a new campaign, depending on the crew’s history with the rig. It takes the right balance of many things to ensure the path towards the operational vision is achieved. One that we learned a huge amount from was the Ocean Apex based in Vietnam. Read More 

  • Why The Boomerang Has The Boomerang Effect

    Why The Boomerang Has The Boomerang Effect

     Blog  22 August 2016

    Beyond the Break Pty Ltd (BTB) has worked extensively with rig teams during start-up for many years and has found the key to getting everyone on board is through simple, straight forward and appropriate recognition. Craig Churches led a great initiative with a simple boomerang. Read More 

  • Common Challenges of Leading

    Common Challenges of Leading

     Blog  07 December 2015

    A global study of Leadership Development Program participants revealed a consistent set of challenges that they, as leaders, faced. It was interesting in that cultural diversity and geography was no barrier in what they felt was one of the hardest things about being a in a leadership role. Read More 

  • BTB Commences in Chad

    BTB Commences in Chad

     News  30 November 2015

    Beyond the Break (BTB) have been engaged to conduct Senior Leadership Training (SLT) for Esso Exploration Production Chad Incorporated (EEPCI) project. This project is multi-cultural, with 12 different nationalities and English as the main language spoken. Read More 

  • How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

    How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

     Blog  23 November 2015

    As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation - which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How do you draw out your introverts and get your extroverts to listen? What’s the best way to adapt your management style so that it works for everyone? Read More 

  • Recognition on the DWC has Boomerang Effect

    Recognition on the DWC has Boomerang Effect

     News  16 November 2015

    Beyond the Break (BTB) has been operating on the Deepwater Champion (DWC) for almost a full year now. BTB’s engagement included the start up and successful operations in Guyana and now in the Gulf of Mexico. A joint P&A (Plug & Abandon) operation between Transocean and ExxonMobil. BTB’s Performance Coaches were in place even before the rig had officially changed hands to start building safety culture and high performing teams from the get go and help ExxonMobil to achieve their Vision of “Nobody Gets Hurt”. Read More 

  • Death by, and perhaps of, Multi-Tasking

    Death by, and perhaps of, Multi-Tasking

     Blog  09 November 2015

    We all have a lot to do in our professional lives, whilst juggling the personal side of things which can be a juggling act sometimes for a period of time or, more often than not, it’s just the norm. So, a while back, multi-tasking became a necessity in order to get through all our responsibilities at work and have time to spend time with the wife & kids, swing some golf clubs, or whatever it is that floats your boat during “you” time. Read More 

  • Well Control Wednesday: Now Scientifically Proven

    Well Control Wednesday: Now Scientifically Proven

     Blog  02 November 2015

    One of Beyond the Break’s (BTB) core products is “Well Control Wednesday” (WCW). Conceived by Performance Coach Greg Homer, and refined on the Maersk Viking drilling vessel in 2014, ExxonMobil has recognised the potential for this innovative teaching tool by allowing BTB to also roll the concept out on the Deepwater Champion. Data has recently been captured about the effectiveness of WCW and it validates what we had always intended. Read More 

  • Social Connectedness over Super Stars

    Social Connectedness over Super Stars

     Blog  26 October 2015

    It is not an uncommon belief that you have to be competitive to get to the top and success will come if you get in the right “Super Stars” and reward them accordingly for an organisation to achieve greatness. Research presented by Margaret Heffernan in a TED talk, one of BTB’s favourite Blog sources, is telling us that this is not the case and the answer to achieving successful outcomes really does come down to people. Read More