You are not your executive role--that executive mantle you put on.
You're the person--the one who operates the machinery of that role. Why analyze the executive? The entrepreneur? The capitalist? You play out the personal while in that professional role. Trying to keep from losing yourself in that role--from forgetting you are a person separate from that role.
It's important that you analyze this. Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, coaching; executives that have complex lives--that operate at high levels of effectiveness--have always taken time to analyze the person behind the role.
Why? The organization is a group of persons. Professionals who are persons playing out the personal in their professional roles. Understanding that organizations are a collection of people--people operating within their roles. Individuals that are always playing out the personal in the professional arena. how could they not? They're who they are and that is what's made them successful.
Again, why? Those behavior patterns, life scripts, routines, and groves scored into your personality and neural pathways have made you successful--until they don't. When things change, when you change, when time changes--everything can change and what worked may no longer work. To stay effective and on top of your particular game; you need a few tools.
This is becoming the analyzed capitalist. Being self-reflective. Being reflective about the organization. Analyzing your own motives and behaviors. Being introspective.
You realize you can achieve more.
You take this "you"--your sense of self,
You achieve in your many roles,
behind these roles
will alays be you.
How can self analysis make achieving harder? Easier? When does an executive want another person to help in self reflection? Coaching? Psychotherapy?