Ways to formulate managerial identity

Ways to formulate managerial identity

The main theorists, who have dealt with the topic of identity, stressed the importance of overcoming a crisis before you can formulate a coherent identity. According to Eric Erikson, the main crisis a person goes through in life occurs during their adolescent years. A good solution to the crisis allows the person to mature into adulthood with a clear identity. During the course of life, a person will go through many more different types of crises where they will ask themselves “who am I”. But, if this person successfully emerged from their major adolescent identity crisis then they will be able to solve the following crises to occur in their life with the feeling of personal balance and coherence. Marcia, who followed in Erikson’s footsteps, discussed four identity positions that depend on two axes – commitment and crises. In this case, crisis is the sense of active searching and deciding between occupations, beliefs and values. Commitment is the amount of effort put into the beliefs and values that were chosen and the connection of the person to the formulated identity. You can present Marcia’s model as follows:

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