Harry Stack Sullivan theorized that Personality is manifest in interpersonal situations through interactions and experiences. Sullivan defined Personality as to be a temporal phenomenon which is shaped by the relationships that are shared with other people.
We live in a world of complexity, uncertainty and turbulence that continues to call into question our sense of a coherent self and our sense of a consistent set of interpersonal relationships.
Theory E²: Working with Entrepreneurs in Closely-Held Enterprises–VIII. The Participating Entrepreneur
The participating entrepreneur draws attention to unacknowledged ideas and competencies in the organization. She appreciates that which already exists and encourages use rather than conservation of existing resources.
The thoughtful executive encourages reflection and leads the organization toward small, incremental changes that can easily be reversed if needed.
Like many gurus (ranging from Buddha to Jesus) the inspiring entrepreneur often seems to gather people and resources around her without even trying.
In many closely-held enterprises, a forceful, clearly focused demonstration of executive authority is not only appropriate but also sorely needed.
The first myth that we are likely to embrace when we are looking for and establishing an intimate relationship concerns the sense of a “new self”.