Posted on September 24, 2009 in Articles, Identity, Leadership by Rachael

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My core passion is working with leaders and their teams – whether global business leaders or entrepreneurs, supporting them as they move up onto a wider stage where some very new skills are required of them.

As they step onto that stage, their abilty to relate to people both emotionally and socially moves up their performance agenda, while actually the technical skills that got them there in the first place may well not be needed in the same way again.

So it’s not just about tacking on a few additional skills – it’s a real shift in identity.

One of the people I draw on for inspiration is David Whyte, sometimes called the “corporate poet.” Here he is on leadership and identity:

“One of the great difficulties as you rise up through an organisation is that your prior competencies are exploded and broken apart by the territory you’ve been promoted into: the field of human identity.”

And here is a recent case study of a client  of mine who was able to make some breakthroughs,once he reviewed his identity as a leader