Box it Up?

In a recent conversation, someone mentioned that much of his work involves helping senior executives unpack their own humanity — the humanity they put in a box 10 or 15 years ago on their way up the ladder.

It’s left me wondering:

  • Why do we feel a need to box up humanity from early through mid career?
  • Why do the best senior leaders realize they have to un-box it — if they can?
  • Is there any way to avoid the boxing-up in the first place?