As leaders, we face many challenges. Often times they’re operational, financial, or are to some degree, external challenges. Sometimes though our greatest challenges can come from within.
In 1978 Dr Pauline Clance and Dr Suzanne Imes published "The Impostor Phenomenon in High Achieving Women" In it, is described the phenomenon of someone perceiving intellectual phoniness or fraudulence within themselves.
Over time more has been understood about this condition, now often referred to as Imposter Syndrome, and the types of people it affects.
Within any professional organisation, there's a leader, managers and workers. For the most part, this structure is viewed as a pyramid with the leader firmly placed at the pinnacle. While there may be smaller structures within the organisation, with their own local leaders, the shape remains; a leader at the top, everyone else beneath. The problem with this perception is that it ignores the obvious truth about our lives. We are all leaders.
Posted on Fri, June 07, 2019 in Leadership
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