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How To Tackle Imposter Syndrome
Episode 413th April 2021 • School Business Leadership • Laura Williams
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Shirley Si Ahmed, School Business Manager, talks about how she tackled imposter syndrome and why SBLs are real-life superheroes...

The episode at a glance:

[2:13] Shirley talks about working in a local authority education team and the challenges she faced having never worked in a school.

[5:51] Find out how Shirley became a School Business Manager and what it was like during her first year.

[14:14] Shirley talks about faking it until you make it!

[18:07] Shirley shares her experiences of her local SBM cluster opening up to the idea of collaboration.

[21:55] – Shirley reflects on the impact of COVID on the role of SBL.

[28:18] Shirley talks about the scope of the SBL role and how it can be intimidating.

[30:33] Learn about the Dunning-Kruger effect and how Shirley feels it mirrors her SBL journey!

[36:50] Shirley describes the strength she finds in her network and encourages others to do the same.

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