We thank you for entrusting your leaders and your organizations to us!
For over 30 years, the Scherer Leadership Center has been inspiring and equipping thousands of leaders and their organisations from all over the world for higher performance, greater fulfilment and enhanced sustainability.
We are pleased to announce that as of 2011, the Scherer Leadership Center is now based in Central Europe. Going forward we will be known as Scherer Leadership International to reflect the growing global nature of our work.
We were delighted to present ‘Leadership and Engagement’ at the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO) World Kongress.
Everyone gets the experience. Some get the lesson. This quote by T.S. Eliot captures the essence of Five Questions That Change Everything.
So what turns an experience into a learning opportunity? It has to do with your attitude, the way you approach the experience. The only requirement is that you seek the lesson in the experience. And the more you need that lesson, the more likely it is to show up in your everyday experiences through your relationships.
We attended the first ODN Europe Conference in London a few weeks ago. I was struck by Kate Cowie’s opening slide:
“Organisations are essential elements of our interconnected world. How might we serve as evocateurs, to help the leaders we support to recreate their organisations for a greater purpose, to have a more meaningful role to play in the world than simply to maintain themselves as, increasingly, their stakeholders expect, and, in so doing, participate in the renewal of our global systems?”
(Excerpt from Finding Merlin: A Handbook for the Human Development Journey in Our New Organisational World, Kate Cowie, Executive Director ODN Europe, Member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science)
I was struck by Kate’s choice of word ‘evocateurs’ and have been thinking about what that means. So much of what’s written about Change Management is about bringing awareness to the ‘system’- be it individual, group or whole system. In bringing the system to it’s own awareness about it’s situation, the system usually experiences a ‘shock’ and this energy can be directed towards making the changes necessary. However, this is by no means the only approach to change.