Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation
Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity increasing at a speed and intensity we've never experienced before. Jaworski came to realize that traditional analytical leadership approaches are inadequate for dealing creatively with this complexity. To effectively face these challenges, leaders need to access the Source from which truly profound innovation flows.
Many people, including Jaworski himself, have experienced a connection with this Source, often when called upon to respond in times of crisis--moments of extreme spontaneity and intuitive insight. Actions simply flow through them, seemingly without any sort of conscious intervention. But these experiences are chance occurrences--ordinarily, we don't know how to access the Source, and we even have a blind spot as to its very existence.
In an extraordinarily wide-ranging intellectual odyssey, Jaworski relates his fascinating experiences with quantum physicists, cognitive scientists, indigenous leaders, and spiritual thinkers, all focused on getting to the heart of the Source. Ultimately, he develops four guiding principles that encompass the nature of the Source and what we need to do to stay in dynamic dialogue with it.
Using the combination of narrative and reflection that made Synchronicity so compelling, Jaworski has written a book that illuminates the essential nature not only of visionary leadership but also of relationships, consciousness, and ultimately reality itself.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 64 x 96 x 8mm | 1g
- 13 Feb 2012
- San Francisco, United States
Table of contents
1. The Source of the Entrepreneurial Impulse – The Quest Begins
2. A Deeper Region of Consciousness
3. Birth of the U Theory
4. A Laboratory for Creative Discovery
5. The Red Book
6. Baja: The Birth of the Global Leadership Initiative
7. Demonstration Projects
8. The Mountain Lion
9. Learning Hard Lessons
10. Encounter in the Netherlands
11. Stage IV Leaders
12. Return to Baja
13. Journey to Pari
14. The Finite, the Infinite, and the Destiny State
15. Non-locality and the Implicate Order
16. Indigenous Science
17. The Inner State
18. Encountering the Authentic Whole
19. Partners in Evolution
20. Science and Human Possibility
21. Remote Viewing
22. The Powerful Nature of Human Intention
23. Collective Coherence
24. The Source of Reality
26. Accessing the Source – The Surprising Role of the Heart
27. Group Entrainment
28. The Power of Passionate Attention
29. Connecting to the Source
30. The Structure of Knowledge Creation
31. The Release of Limiting Belief Systems
32. Sudden Illumination
33. Ancient Antecedents
34. Nature and Sacred Spaces
35. The Power of Love
36. A Disciplined Path
37. Developing Stage IV Leadership
38. Scaffolding Stage IV Organizations
39. Stage IV Enterprises: Two Stories
40. The Advent of Stage IV Organizations
About the Author
"Source is one of the most compelling and original books on leadership I have read. Not only does it deepen our understanding of leadership, it brings us closer to a fuller understanding of our authentic self, the source of effective leadership."
--Warren Bennis, University Professor, University of Southern California and author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
"A gem. Jaworski takes us on a personal journey to the source of creation. Profound and inspiring."
--W. Brian Arthur, economist and author of The Nature of Technology
"Source is an impressive account of Jaworski's lifelong quest into the underlying realities of life. It provides in a convincing way and at the right time the kind of insights we need to shape our future. This book is a must-read for everyone who aspires to a leading role in creating the next stage of human civilization."
--Herman Wijffels, former CEO, Rabobank; former Chairman, Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands; and former board member, The World Bank
"Leadership requires you to adapt thoughts to the facts and to inspire others with those thoughts. But which 'facts' do you see and how do thoughts become new 'ahas'? Source helps you to understand this process, bringing what you 'feel somewhere or vaguely' to a new level. So it's sustainable energy for your brain!"
--Jeroen van der Veer, Vice Chairman of the Board, Unilever PLC, and former CEO, Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies
"Jaworski has spent his life exploring the path we all must walk if there is to be a livable future ahead. Source is a well-written story of the extraordinary people he has met and the fascinating discoveries he has made along the way. It can be read with pleasure and profit by anyone, and deserves to be."
--Dee W. Hock, CEO and Founder Emeritus, Visa International, and author of Birth of the Chaordic Age and One from Many
"Robert Greenleaf called foresight the 'central ethic of leadership, ' adding that 'to see the unforeseeable' and 'to know the unknowable' is the mark of a leader. If you want to know how to develop the capacity for better foresight, read Jaworski's book Source. It should be required reading for policymakers and those leading enterprises of every size."
--Jack Lowe, Chairman, TD Industries, and former Chairman of the Board, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
About Joseph Jaworski