A Good Call by Intermedia WorldMedia Festival… Caltex and Be Learning win Silver!

The film ‘A Good Call’  is the result of a recent partnership between Caltex and Be Learning.  It is a lightly comedic, punchy and memorable story of Bill a junior technician and his mentor Jim.  A routine job at the Refinery quickly turns into a critical emergency and the film unfolds to demonstrate correct routines […]

It’s Game On!

Have you ever been curious about how to create a workplace culture that can harness the increasing obsession we as humans have with online games? Did you know that online gamers recently deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that has thwarted scientists for a decade? It is time to sit up, […]

Inner Life, Outer Results – March Edition

A Brett Wood Blog exploring the relationship between inner work, performance and well being   “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” – […]

Work/Life Balancing Act Part 2

Addiction… I wonder more and more these days whether there exists some kind of mental or even physical addiction to work.  I was training a workshop recently in which one of the participants was constantly checking his Blackberry, even though I had asked everyone at the beginning of the day to turn off their phones […]

Work/Life Balancing Act Part 1

Not too long ago I was in a car with my father dri­ving along Sus­sex Street in Syd­ney CBD at 9:30pm. We were on our way back from the the­atre after see­ing a play.  My father com­mented on a long line of taxis out­side one tall city build­ing whose offices were all lit up. The the­atre […]

Fire, Snowball, Mask, Movie: How Leaders Spark and Sustain Change

The following article by Peter Fuda and Professor Richard Badham is the result of a comprehensive study about the common experiences of highly effective leaders uncovering a number of metaphors which describe how leaders spark and sustain organisational change. The article highlights just some of the amazing work by Richard Badham in the area of […]

Inner Life, Outer Results – December Edition

Brett Wood explores the relationship between inner work, performance and wellbeing.   LOST IN TIME We don’t see the world as it is. We see the world as we are. -Anais Nin Well, as the end of the year fast approaches, once again I’m hearing myself and others saying “Can you believe it’s only 2 […]

Can Leaders Learn to be Resilient?

There has been a long running debate about whether leaders are born or made.Certainly the business world believes they can be made. Google ‘leadership development’ and you get over a quarter of a BILLION hits. Amazon.com has over 400 books tagged by customers on the subject of leadership development. In fact a whole industry has […]

The Art of Reflection and Football…

The Art of Reflection and Football…

To my great surprise 15 years ago I moved from Melbourne to Sydney. I moved from the mecca of Australian rules football (where I loathed the game) to a new place, where by some strange coincidence found myself at the SCG with a red and white scarf on, cheering my lungs out for my new […]

Wellbeing in the Workplace

“Wellness is a multidimensional state of describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by the quality of life and a sense of wellbeing.” -Charles B.Corbin of, Arizona State University Wellbeing is a hot topic at the moment and Australia seems to be hot on the heels of the USA in terms […]