Impostor syndrome does not have to be a life sentence

In the early part of my career, I projected my imagination out into the future to picture where I would be in another twenty years. I looked around at where people with similar backgrounds had ended up. They seemed unfulfilled by their work and surviving at best.

Perhaps I could get a few more steps up the career ladder, but my internal dialogue told me, “You are not smart enough to be a leader.”

However, when I talked with people in senior leadership roles, I gathered that they were not born leaders either and often as not, they had their own internal dialogue about not being the real deal. … Read more