Geoff’s book, The Leader’s Beacon: The 55-minute guide to Leadership Communication is now available.
Leadership doesn’t exist solely in the world of business, politics and the military. Neither is it the exclusive realm of charismatic heroes.
It is a NATURAL HUMAN ACTIVITY that occurs in every facet of our personal, community and professional lives; and, while leadership may take many forms, COMMUNICATION IS CENTRAL TO ALL OF THEM.
This succinct, compelling and highly practical book provides a simple, adaptable framework to guide your own discovery of what REAL leadership communication is in any situation – not the one-sided exercise of power and authority, but the building of authentic, values-driven relationships between people to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
The book’s long title wraps up the approach – The Leader’s Beacon: The 55-minute guide to Leadership Communication or Why any leadership style or situation gains from authentic communication to share vision, inspire change and sustain success
Written by Geoff, with extensive leaning on Michelle and the team at Verb Publishing, the book is now available on Amazon.
What They Said About The Leader’s Beacon
The Leader’s Beacon is a very useful, thoughtful and practical contribution to the field of leadership. Geoff has clearly learned a great deal from his own leadership journey and the diverse array of people from all walks of life he has met along the way. I am pleased that our shared experiences examining the tragic deaths of Indigenous Australians in custody started Geoff on the road to creating this sensible and realistic guide.
Professor Mick Dodson AM, Director – Australian National University (ANU) National Centre for Indigenous Studies and Australian of the Year 2009
One of our greatest stumbling blocks in Asia is overcoming the non-confrontational culture when it comes to practicing open, effective communication as leaders. This surprisingly refreshing book has given me a different perspective on approaches than can be non-threatening, more flexible and meaningful to audiences within less open cultures. I’d highly recommend it as a hand book to anyone who is looking to make himself or herself relevant as a leader.
Nik Anis Nik Zakaria, General Manager Corporate Communications, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and President, Malaysia Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators
Instead of the reams of theoretical clichés usually found in books on business leadership, Geoff has kept this handy guide tight, practical and easy to read. It serves as a terrific reference point for current and aspiring leaders wanting to better understand – and put into practice – what’s required to become an effective communicator in today’s competitive marketplace.
Trevor Young, Director of Strategy + Innovation, Edelman Australia
This book should be the pocket reference book for anyone who works as a leader or aspires to lead. I found useful ideas on every page and I know that some of Geoff’s catchy phrases will become part of my regular conversations with the young leaders I work with!
Georgia van Cuylenburg, Owner I Am Spartacus Entertainment
Geoff Barbaro’s book is a simple, yet profound challenge to think MORE about leadership and communication. Having read extensively on both topics, I approached it as a skeptic but left it as a fan! The book gave me new insights about “building protective frameworks against chaotic and disruptive events” that will not only help me lead teams, but also better equip me to lead MYSELF.
Pam Boyd, Founder – Dramatic Conclusions, Producer and Writer of The Bottom Line, and Business Author
In this wonderful quick read, Geoff Barbaro provides a compelling set of principles that go to the heart of the ultimate task of leadership: telling the epic and empathic stories so that others can see, care, and believe in the same things you do.
Michael Margolis, President, Get Storied, and Author, Believe Me: A Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators
Geoff successfully combines leadership and communication practices in a succinct and highly engaging read. Most importantly, Geoff not only provides a solid mental framework for effective leadership, but also indispensable advice on guiding, motivating and inspiring all those around us.
Rishi A. Miyata, General Manager, The Center for Strategy, Enterprise & Intelligence