Managing Yourself: Imposter Syndrome

Being a great manager is a highly personal journey, and if you don’t have a good handle on yourself, you won’t have a good handle on how to best support your team.

No matter what obstacles you face, you first need to get deep with knowing yourself—your strengths, your values, your comfort zones, your blind spots, and your biases.

Imposter syndrome is what makes you feel as though you’re the only one with nothing worthwhile to say when you walk into a room full of people you admire.

When the sailing gets rocky, the manager is often the first person others turn to, so it’s common to feel intense pressure to know what to do or say. When you don’t, you naturally think: Am I cut out for this job?

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