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Endorsements of Nicholas Barnett’s book

“Thanks, Nicholas, for teaching us about the power of Guidance and Positioning Statements. With the clarity of an effective organisational GPS, we can all be more successful as leaders in creating high performing organisations.”

Ken Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level


“This book provides practical, simple to follow advice and ideas about how to align a company’s mission, vision, values and strategy to ensure that everyone from the Chairman to the mailroom clerk are aligned around a single purpose. It is inspiring, practical and provides simple tools to facilitate this process. I highly recommend it.”

Peter Acheson, CEO, Peoplebank Australia


“This book addresses the gap left by most traditional vision, mission and values approaches. It gives practical guidance as to how a GPS can be brought to meaningful life by leaders, and embedded in actions, thinking and culture to deliver higher performance throughout the organisation.”

Graham Barkus, Head, Organisation Development, Cathay Pacific Airways


“This is a deceptively simple framework for the complexities of organisational leadership – a handbook which will be welcomed by good leaders and embraced by any organisation focused on success, whether from the corporate, government or not-for-profit sector”.

Peter Johnstone OAM, former CEO of local governments and Victorian government departments


“Not only does GPS for Your Organisation illustrate the importance of having a clear Aspiration and a challenging Golden Goal, it gives practical advice on how to ensure they are achieved. A must read for anyone involved in planning processes – strategic or operational.”

Katie McNamara, Director of Strategy & Business Development, Treasury Wine Estates


“Nicholas Barnett has assembled the experience he has gained from leading new and successful enterprises into a practical leader’s guide that helps senior executives lay out the foundations of strategy for their business, from aspiration and purpose through to core values and progressive goals. I recommend it to those who want the best for their organisations”.

George Savvides, Managing Director, Medibank Private


“Many organisations get lost in their annual strategic business planning processes, where much valuable staff time is consumed for no real gain. Nicholas Barnett’s book provides a simple but clear framework and some key tools that should help many organisations develop their company’s aspirations, purpose and values and simple ways to measure success during the journey. Putting the finishing touches to strategic plans and operating budgets will then be much more efficient and effective.”

Peter Wilson AM, National President & Chairman, Australian Human Resources Institute

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