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Imposterhood may be the barrier to Iconoclasm

Imposterhood may be the barrier to Iconoclasm

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This article examines the concept of iconoclasm - a person who succeeds in doing something others say can't be done - and how imposterhood impacts on the potential for iconoclasm. It provides a solution to step beyond our limitations so we can see our talents and skills, making it possible for us to see how we can step up to make a difference.

Exploring leadership and the Imposter Syndrome

Exploring leadership and the Imposter Syndrome

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Authentic leadership is a term we hear a lot of these days. What does it mean to you? ... Authenticity is about being real. It's about knowing and accepting in ourselves, the magic and the warts. It's about coming from integrity.

Desiderata

Desiderata

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.

Imposterhood™: the secret no-one talks about

Imposterhood™: the secret no-one talks about

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In spite of the research findings that 70% of people in the workforce experience the Imposter Syndrome, very few talk about it. It is one of the great secrets. Feeling like a fake or fraud leads to a sense of shame and our primary driver is to avoid discovery and exposure as the fake we feel ourselves to be. The Imposter Syndrome severely limits our ability to perform to our potential and could be the reason a staff member is simply not stepping up.

Why the Imposter Syndrome is a major work issue

Why the Imposter Syndrome is a major work issue

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While the Imposter Syndrome can impact any area of our lives, it commonly has greatest impact on our career. To understand the impact these feelings have on our performance, we need to understand the syndrome, how we cope, what triggers the feelings and to map that against the expectations organisations have of their employees.


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