Computer Science & Engg.
Babaria Institute of Technology,
You people must be
thinking that Identity is
Father’s name, our
Identity of any
contributor is their
vision, their urge to
The way in which Contributors choose to define themselves
distinguishes them from others.
Contributor is identified by:
1. Performing work activities well
2. Urge to achieve goal
3. Being ethical
4. Demonstrating human concern.
5. Eagerness to take responsibility
6. Urge to contribute
7. Potential to contribute
Types of Contributor:
They usually define themselves in terms of
What they have acquired in life
e.g. qualifications, position, years of experience, etc.
This is a static identity, based on your past glories or past failures.
This static identity leaves you trapped in history.
They define themselves in terms of
What they will become or accomplish
e.g. capacity to deliver, commitment and ownership of
the organization’s purpose, etc.
This is a dynamic identity based on your “being” and
*In above mentioned example,
STATIC IDENTITY is - “I = My degrees and awards” ; but
DYNAMIC IDENTITY is - “I = My power to contribute in the
Contributor’s Vision of Success
Non-contributors define success in terms of material
success, achievement, external impact.
Contributors widen this definition of success to
include personal fulfillment, development of self-
esteem, ongoing development of personal
* Steve jobs is not his
qualifications or his degree
but his identity is his
contribution to the technical
Steve had a vision. He
wanted to contribute to the
world with his best abilities
and he gave this world one
of the most advanced
*Just being “highly qualified” or not, does not make one a
contributor or a non-contributor.
*In fact, being preoccupied with one’s “qualifications, degrees, past
achievements” can limit one ( static identity), because then one will
not be focused on the contribution or difference one can make by
using these qualifications in action (which will happen only if one
has a dynamic identity).