The Shadow Knows: How to Tap into a Surprising Source of Even Greater Effectiveness
A Saturday morning chat with Dr John J. Scherer
(Coming to us via Zoom from Warsaw, Poland)
For many decades, John has been doing ‘deep work’ with executives and consultants from around the world, assisting them in their personal and professional development. He tells them, ‘You don’t need to change yourself. You need to come home to yourself. This changes everything.’
That ‘home-coming’ process involves an exploration of what Ram Das called our ‘Somebody Training’ (LIOS grads think ‘FOO’), which leads to identifying a Persona and a Shadow, two iconic characters that have been ‘guiding’ us since age five or six.
The time we have with John will be a lively and enlivening experience that has the potential to tap us into a truly surprising source of enhanced effectiveness and fulfillment.
Come and invest an hour or so with one of the three co-creators of the LIOS Grad Program, who has promised to offer whatever he can to the NEW edition of that first-of-its-kind learning experience!
This conversation will take place on December 10, 2022 starting at 10:00 am PST. The event is 90 minutes long. John will join us live via Zoom from his home in Poland!
Moving from Seattle in 2008 to a base in Warsaw, John has become known as ’the guy who introduced OD to Poland’. In 2018, he delivered a module (on ’Action Research’) to the first PhD Program in Shenyang, China, and since 1987, men and women executives and community leaders from 54 countries have graduated from his Executive/Leadership Development Intensives, making the impact of his work truly international.
He was author of Work and the Human Spirit, which, at the time of its first printing in 1993, christened the name for this growing trend in management studies and leadership development. John draws on a diverse background as a former U.S. Naval officer, Lutheran Minister, Gestalt Therapist and Applied Behavioral Scientist to pursue his mission of transforming the world at work.
In 1974 he joined Bob Crosby (Founder) and Ron Short as one of the original three co-creators of the LIOS Graduate Program.
His new book, Facing the Tiger: Unleashing the Human Spirit at Work, is available on Kindle, as well as an Interactive Edition available on the Scherer Center website.