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Imposter Syndrome: Time To Rename It or Reclaim It? [Episode 039]
Episode 3931st May 2023 • Ditching Imposter Syndrome • Clare Josa
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Imposter Syndrome: would a rose by any other name smell as stinky?

Should we be renaming Imposter Syndrome? Or should we be loud and proud about it? What are the risks and benefits of the name? And if we don't call it Imposter Syndrome, what should it be instead?

Here's what we're talking about today:

  • Where did the term "Imposter Syndrome" come from?
  • How does it impact those who experience self-doubt
  • How does taking on 'labels' keep us stuck, without realising
  • The secret CEO fear that gets raised nearly every time I do a keynote talk on this
  • The broken leg paradox
  • The enormous benefits of ditching the taboo, whatever we call it
  • Strategies for overcoming Imposter Syndrome and self-doubt, and building confidence, regardless of the name we give it


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Here's where we're talking about this episode - and what Imposter Syndrome might be called instead - on LinkedIn.