Gerard EganGerard Egan (born 1930) is Professor Emeritus of Loyola University of Chicago. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on 17 June 1930, graduated from Loyola Academy, Chicago in June 1948, and from Loyola University, June 1953, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He studied philosophy at West Baden College in Indiana, then a Jesuit seminary linked to Loyola University, and received a Licentiate in Philosophy in June 1955. From September 1966 to June 1967, he taught French and Spanish at St. Ignatius High School, Chicago, and began teaching philosophy at Loyola University in September 1968.
He later served as Professor of Organization Studies and Psychology and Programme Director for Loyola's Centre for Organization Development.
The eleventh edition of his well known book ''The Skilled Helper'' was published in 2018. Other books in the fields of counseling and communication include ''Interpersonal Living'', ''People in Systems'' (with Michael Cowan), ''TalkWorks: How to Get More Out of Life Through Better Conversations'' (with Andrew Bailey), and ''TalkWorks at Work: How to Become a Better Communicator and Make the Most of Your Career'' (with Andrew Bailey). ''The Skilled Helper'' is considered the most widely used counseling text in the world.
In Egan's ''Stakeholders in Change'' model, stakeholders are divided into nine categories reflecting their attitude to the change and the person promoting the change (the "change agent"):
*Partners *Allies *Fellow travelers *Bedfellows *Fence sitters *Loose cannons *Opponents *Adversaries *The voiceless
In Egan's work on the "shadow side" of organizations, he defined the shadow side as: Provided by Wikipedia