David Ross established Performance Unlimited in 1993 as a coaching organization centered on his unique coaching model that pioneers corporate leadership coaching and delivers coaching development solutions to executive leadership communities in banking, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, IT and Telcos, as well as some public sector organizations.
The company’s unique proposition is to enable individuals to develop behavior change that complements their strengths and is totally aligned to the business results that they and their organizations want them to achieve.
This trademarked model, “Six Steps to Unlimited Performance,”® forms the lynchpin of the company’s success in helping businesses and the individuals that run them to achieve their objectives and improve their performance. Having created such a powerful and effective tool, it is not surprising that David has great enthusiasm for and commitment to executive coaching and is much in demand on the lecture circuit.
“Our unique proposition is to enable individuals to develop behavior change that complements their strengths and is totally aligned to the business results that they and their organizations want them to achieve.”
High Performance Leadership is a five-step transformational program which delivers lasting results throughout the organization.
Traditional leadership team development programs take too long to deliver. Because High Performance Leadership is a truly integrated approach to developing high-performing teams and organizations, it accelerates the time it takes to build a high-performing team and will have a measurable impact in your current financial year.
A planned, progressive program of leadership development and shared culture, High Performance Leadership includes all the team and individual interventions required to bring about sustainable improvements in performance and ensure you get rapid results for your business.
High Performance Leadership is underpinned by distinctive, webbased software which helps you sustain improvements in your core processes.
Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally—to think, that is, like a Freak.
Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria.
Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak:First, put away your moral compass—because it’s hard to see a problem clearly if you’ve already decided what to do about it. Learn to say “I don’t know”—for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to. Think like a child—because you’ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions. Take a master class in incentives—because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. Learn to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded—because being right is rarely enough to carry the day. Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting—because you can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’s dud.
Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing—and so much fun to read.
The World’s Greatest Battleships features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed and fought in the last 500 years. Beginning with English king Henry VIII’s flagship, Henry Grace à Dieu, the book covers all the main periods of battleship development, including the great sail ships, such as Sovereign of the Seas, Santissima Trinidad and HMS Victory. The advent of steam-driven warships provide the core of the book, beginning with the introduction of Gloire in 1859, and continuing through all the major pre-Dreadnoughts, such as Inflexible, Mikasa, Maine and Tsessarevitch. The author continues with detailed coverage of the great battleships of the two world wars, including Derfflinger, Nagato, Hood, Scharnhorst, Vittorio Veneto, Yamato and Iowa. The book closes with the last new battleship to be commissioned, Vanguard, in 1946.
Included are some of the world’s greatest and most powerful capital ships. Many had eventful careers and participated in famous actions – such as the Prince of Wales’ and Hood’s pursuit of the German raider Bismarck; others, such as the Tirpitz, are remembered as a lurking threat; yet others, such as the USS Maine, are only remembered for being sunk in mysterious circumstances.
Each entry includes a brief description of the battleship’s development and history, a profile view, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Battleships is a colourful guide for the military historian and naval warfare enthusiast.