What You Do isn’t Who You Are

Many of us allow our job to define our identity. There is a danger to allowing yourself to think how you spend 40-50 hours a week is who you are. We put so much of ourselves into our career, but boil what you do down to a deeper level and verbalize the distinction between your function and what makes you you.

Listen to Larry Ackerman, a leading authority on organizational and personal identity and a pioneer of Identity-Based Management and President of The Identity Circle, a consulting and coaching firm in Connecticut, talk more on this topic in this excerpt from Your Identity: Your #1 Career Success Factor.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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