Imposter syndrome is a fake syndrome. By labelling it a syndrome, we’ve made it bigger than it is and disempowered leaders who are simply growing. It’s time to retire it.
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We live in a world where we must all bow at the altar of authenticity. But we are all many authenticities and none. How do you determine what to do authentically? Especially if you lead an organisation where your behaviour counts? Here’s a 4 level model that should help.
Sadly for up and coming leaders, vulnerability is being painted as a refuge from having to take responsibility. Vulnerability without self-efficacy can debilitate your company. But if you’re selective about how and when it surfaces, it can be empowering.
Vulnerability, authenticity and imposter syndrome are often used as excuses to lead badly. In the first of 4 articles, here’s a low down on the expectations you need to live up to as leader.
OK, so we are neither Presidents of the USA or Prime Ministers of the UK. However, I couldn’t help but think of these snippets in tandem – one from Obama’s autobiography, and the other from the BBC reporting on the checklist that new PMs go through when appointed. Do read them both. They highlight the […]