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Success: what lies behind the mask

It was a pleasure to speak to you on 9th July at the Cambridge Network peer learning forum hosted by Astra Zeneca, and I truly hope that you enjoyed my talk and found our discussions useful. The key now is to remember to implement the ideas and actions that you took away either for yourself and/or your team.

I didn't get to speak to you all personally, so if there are any issues or questions you would like to discuss please contact me.

On this webpage you will find some extra information on the imposter syndrome (really a phenomenon) which is based on my own research and that of other experts, and some extra useful links, plus suggestions for TED talks and further reading.

We are still at an early stage in understanding the impact of the Imposter Phenomenon, my interest is in understanding the impact the imposter feelings have in the workplace and the most effective ways of managing them. If you are interested in being involved in this research, or in its outcomes do get in touch or sign up to receive my newsletter.

Here is a link to the presentation: Imposter Syndrome Slides - Cambridge Network Event

Also, here's a link to the most recent research on IP in the workplace by TotalJobs, in collaboration with yours truly and my PhD supervisor Dr Terri Simpkin: TotalJobs Survey.

Useful Links

Strength Questionnaires

TED Talks & YouTube Links

Amy Cuddy TED Talk on Body Language

Christine Porath TED Talk on Incivility

Susan Cain TED Talk on The Power of the Introvert

Viola Davis behind the scenes Oscar interview

Inga Beale on R4 Desert Island Discs

Other reading, books and references

What to say when you talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter
The Impostor Phenomenon by Dr Pauline Rose Clance
The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Inferior by Angela Saini
The Gift of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Confident Manager by Kate Atkin
Quiet by Susan Cain

The video below is an extract of a talk I gave at Cambridge University Judge Business School and on the video page of this website you'll find more, including one from a panel discussion on the imposter syndrome with Circle Co. I also add blogs to the site, so do take a look around.

Finally, if you would like to keep in touch, then you can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter or sign up to receive my occasional newsletter .

With best wishes