• 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

     News  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 

  • Operational Excellence on the Deepwater Champion

    Operational Excellence on the Deepwater Champion

     News  20 October 2015

    In July this year the Deepwater Champion sailed into the Gulf of Mexico. The project: Plug and Abandonment (P&A). ExxonMobil’s (EM) P&A program of 7 wells, in partnership with Transocean, some of which were completed as far back as 20 years ago, is not without its challenges. The superseded down-hole technology/tools can be stubborn, and the wells can be less predictable than you would expect from a ‘spent’ field. Read More 

  • Why Change Causes Anxiety & Coaching Addresses Anxiety

    Why Change Causes Anxiety & Coaching Addresses Anxiety

     Blog  12 October 2015

    As a company we have always been committed to R&D in the field of safe performance. Dr. Stewart Hase has been part of the BTB Team since we decided to validate the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of our approach. As a Dr & Adj Prof Stew has helped bring some academic “clout” to our services and, most importantly, help validate A) That our approaches and services do work and B) Why they work. Read More 

  • BTB Departs the Viking for 2015 with Stellar Results

    BTB Departs the Viking for 2015 with Stellar Results

     News  05 October 2015

    After a promising Start-Up in 2014 and highly successful follow up in 2015 on the Maersk Viking, the second year of BTB’s operations performance engagement has come to end. It will prove a challenge to back up such a stellar performance in 2016 when BTB returns – but the lead Coaches feel they can deliver! Read More 

  • Human Need & Performance at Work

    Human Need & Performance at Work

     Blog  07 September 2015

    I was recently heading through passport and baggage control on a business trip to the States. Anyone who has been over there will confirm that domestic travel can be an absolute nightmare as you battle against wave after wave of passengers all disembarking and rushing to join connecting flights.  Read More 

  • In the Coaches Corner – with Colby Watkiss

    In the Coaches Corner – with Colby Watkiss

     Blog  17 August 2015

    Colby has recently joined the BTB team so we thought we’d touch base with him and get his thoughts about life before being an offshore Performance Coach, what makes him tick, and his takes on all things safety. Read More