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Impostor Syndrome is a big topic which can cover a vast domain.
In this book, the focus is primarily on the business world and
how employees and managers at all levels often struggle to find the
defining line between being themselves and being who they believe
others want them to be. Sadly, many end up choosing the latter.

I hope the book generates good dialogue and debate about
how authentic leadership can and does make a difference, both
to individuals and to organisations. It is important that Impostor
Syndrome be normalised, as an important first step to diminishing its
potency. Executives, managers and boards can play a key role in this,
by learning and modelling behaviour that counters the syndrome,
and by creating a positive and open environment where there is no
need for people to feel like impostors. Organisations that create the
conditions for authentic leadership to thrive, can then make it easier
for all employees to bring the ‘whole person’ to work.

Contents of The Impostor Syndrome

1. Where does the term ‘Impostor Syndrome’ come from?
2. What is Impostor Syndrome all about?
3. The focus of this book
4. Unplugged
5. Your fingerprint
6. My fingerprint
7. Inner voices
8. Impostor Syndrome: What are the symptoms?
9. What the symptoms of Impostor Syndrome tell us
10. Four profiles of Impostor Syndrome
11. Frames: Getting at the root cause of Impostor Syndrome
12. Authenticity: Why authentic leadership matters
13. What authentic leadership looks like in business
14. Vulnerability: The wizard behind the curtain
15. Beating Impostor Syndrome
16. What companies can do about Impostor Syndrome
17. The final frame
18. Finding your fingerprint

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