“The paradox of self-awareness is that one cannot become self-aware by self alone.”

– Depak Septhi

The story told in The Imperfect Leader is timely, relevant, powerful, and will challenge the way you think about leadership. It is a story that reveals a new model for transformational leadership, one that flies in the face of conventional wisdom, creates healthy corporate cultures, and delivers extraordinary, sustainable results.

It is a story about the personal journey transformational leaders must take in order to be true and in touch with themselves and to find, at journeys end, that it’s not about them.

The Imperfect Leader will resonate with leaders at all levels and in every walk of life. It guides, equips and motivates leaders, young and old, to understand the necessity for personal transformation that is required for leaders to make a lasting difference in their organizations.


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“This is an excellent book for leaders at all levels. It is a significant book for leadership teams to read and process together.”

“I have read many books on leadership. This is the best. It is in the story format and very effective. This book contains no three-step process. Instead, it describes what it means to lead with purpose and humility.”

“Highly recommended. Easy to read and understand. Everyone can benefit from the values based process for leading and living, as outlined in this book.”

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This book succinctly presents the value-based leadership proposition, model, character and culture (behavior) that drive exceptional business results. It informs and reminds the reader to practice transformational leadership.

``There is one true and effective model for leadership that outperforms all others — it is time - tested and historically proven to be the leadership model for transformational change. In The Imperfect Leader, Taylor offers an interesting, well written articulation of that model. It is a very practical book that should be read by any leader seriously intending to make a difference—in their organization—or in the world.``

``Rising senior executives, the leaders of tomorrow, would do well to read this book and understand it applies to them. When you get to the point in life that you figure out it’s not about you, then you need to figure out what it is about.``

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” -ANAIS NIN


About the author

Davis is founder and leader of TAI Incorporated, a consulting firm that helps clients achieve higher performance through Values-based Leadership. He has thirty-five years’ experience in organizations ranging from a high-tech start-up company to Fortune 50 corporations where his contributions as a manager in six different industries provided real world, practical experience to demonstrate the effectiveness of Values-Based Leadership. Davis and the TAI team serve clients worldwide to establish high-functioning teams and high-performance cultures.

Prior to TAI, Davis served as Vice President, Field Operations & Corporate Marketing at Suburban Partners; CEO, Elcom Technologies; and VP Business Development & Sales Administration, Lenox, Inc.

His earlier professional experience includes business development, sales, marketing and operational roles at Pepsi Cola and Baxter International. Davis served four years as a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer and is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.