Episode 122

Imposter Syndrome – The Fear of Being Found Out


August 14th, 2023

22 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

Joyce and I often choose a topic based on an itch we need to scratch. In this episode, Joyce takes umbrage with the phenomenon known as imposter syndrome. it occurs often when high performers, often in new roles, are stretched professionally. All too often the phrase disparages the leader in question by creating doubt about whether they “fit in.” Feeling like an imposter hurts a person's performance and diminishes their job satisfaction. Unfortunately, most of us experience imposter syndrome at some point or another during our careers.

Is there another way to view the doubt and negative self-talk when victimized by the imposter syndrome saboteur? Joyce and I think so.

Let's explore:

• How to shift our self-assessment from imposter to proud learner.
• Is faking it until making it a good thing?
• Inclusion, fear, and imposter syndrome – What’s the connection?

Come on in. Grab a snack. Welcome.