Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.
—C. G. Jung
A QUOTE BY A RABBI from the second century, cited by one of the consultants I interviewed, speaks to the central issue of this chapter. “God does not expect us to be perfect. There are enough angels in heaven. He only expects us to be fully human.”
As suggested earlier, many consultants have a tendency to believe that one key to success is to be perfect. Masterful consultants believe it is better to be whole. By whole I mean bringing your whole self to the client situation: your intellect, emotions, and spiritual self. The masterful consultant comes to the ...