The Source of Leadership: Eight Drivers of the High-Impact Leader

David M. Traversi

New Harbinger,  September 2007

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Leadership is failing in many forums and failing at an increasing rate as technology accelerates and complicates our existence. Inside, you'll discover the keys -- the source -- to embodying and performing the well-known but highly elusive traits and functions, respectively, of the high-impact leader. You'll learn how to develop eight personal drivers, energies deep within, each of which drives several of the traits and functions of the high-impact effective leader:

  • Presence
  • Clarity of thought, emotion, & behavior
  • Openness
  • Intention
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Intuition
  • Creativity
  • Connected communication

With the burgeoning trend toward seeking a deeper grounding personally as a means of performing better professionally, The Source of Leadership is the early "defining voice" of this new leadership discipline.

hardcover | ISBN: 9781572245082 | Publication Date: September 2007

"This book signals a new age of leadership, one where a higher level of consciousness and awareness is required of leaders if they are to achieve an organizational impact. I'm still not convinced leaders can be made, but I am certain they can improve themselves. The Source of Leadership contains essential tools for transforming one's consciousness into a high degree of effectiveness as a leader."
--Lewis Coleman, president of Dream works Animation S.G. and former chief executive officer of BancAmerica Securities, vice chairman of Bank of America, and chief executive officer of The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

"This book is the leader's ideal antidote for a world that is getting more complex and faster by the minute. Now and in the future, the extraordinary leader is going to have to be grounded in reality, highly aware, and able to access powers deep within. The Source of Leadership is an excellent road map to that kind of leadership."
--Stephen M. Ross, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Related, LP

"Traversi understands, on a deep level, that everything is connected. He understands that until a leader achieves personal empowerment and fulfillment he cannot become a high-impact leader. At a time when the business and professional world -- and our country -- is in dire need of excellence and integrity in leadership, Traversi has written a powerful guide to help transform ordinary leaders into extraordinary ones. I strongly recommend The Source of Leadership to anyone who wants to learn how to lead by example."
--Beverly Engel, MFT, best-selling author of numerous books including Honor Your Anger and The Power of Apology

"Traversi has written a bold, innovative book in which he practices what he preaches. Business books often have an issues/actions structure, illustrated with case studies. The case studies in The Source of Leadership are excellent, but the best are those where Traversi frankly describes the issues he identified in his own personal management style and how he applied the eight drivers to positive, effect. The result is an illuminating set of guidelines for any leader."
--Jerry Weissman, author of the international best-sellers Presenting to Win and In the Line of Fire and president of Power Presentations, Ltd., a communications consultancy