#28 Imposter Syndrome for Managers

Are we as competent as people think we are? In this episode Pilar and Tim dive into imposter syndrome .

1:30 We try to define imposter syndrome in our own experience

3:20 The positive aspects of imposter syndrome. Referencing an HBR article Pilar shared about how Impostor Syndrome Has Its Advantages.

5:30 We explore how imposter syndrome is about how we perceive our own competency within the context of how others view our capability. Pilar quotes Adam Grant “I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s only a matter of time until everyone finds out.”

7:30 Why early managers can be particularly affected by imposter syndrome

9:10 The importance of feedback that you can trust

10:30 Shifting from an imposter mindset to a growth mindset. Adam Grant again “I don’t know what I’m doing yet. It’s only a matter of time until I figure it out.”

12:10 Tim shares his imposter syndrome experience running a company during the uncertainty of the Covid pandemic.

13:40 Helping early career managers build confidence. Pilar talks about situations where the person becomes more important than the job.

16:30 Does imposter syndrome reduce over time? Or does it come in waves?

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