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imposter syndrome

  • Worried Employee

    You’ve invested a huge amount of time and resources hiring the best people, you’ve got them in the right roles and are rewarding them well for their contribution - but you just don’t seem to be getting the success you’d anticipated. We hear this from CEOs a lot, especially in innovative and knowledge industries, often coupled with exasperation, frustrations and if they are self-aware enough, a smidgen of self-doubt.

  • man unsure about his abilities

    Imposter Syndrome describes high achieving people who are marked by their inability to internalise their accomplishments and a fear of being exposed as a fraud. They will dismiss their achievements as luck, timing or attribute them to other people. A recent study found that 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome, which actually makes it a normal human condition. If this is you or someone in your team here are some ways to help people overcome this?

  • Woamn with no confidence sitting on the floor

    Confidence is both an inside feeling and an outside behaviour.
    Both are important, if one is out of kilter you will appear incongruent and inauthentic, therefore lacking impact.

  • Designers choose colour palettes

    Creative people are often complex, and come with complex issues. It’s part of what makes them great at what they do - but not always easy to manage. Getting top creative talent to work well together calls for an understanding of their motivations and their behaviours.

    By creative, we mean truly innovative people and while we tend to think of designers, it also covers professions like architects, product developers and content creators - roles that produce the exceptional work that defines an organisation.

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