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The danger of imposter syndrome

The danger of imposter syndrome

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In my career as communications person, I was often privileged to attend meetings with the executive board, command group and senior management, political leadership.

But did I always add my two pennies worth?

No.

Sometimes, because I was too in awe of the bling and brass.

In other cases, it was made clear that my views were not welcome.

And sometimes, when I spoke up, I perceived surprise and even depreciation. So, I stopped again.

But mostly, I did not add my voice because I felt I have nothing to offer and that my opinions are worthless.

In particular, I felt my "expertise" was not sufficient because I don't hold a degree or other kind of certification in the discussed field (that's maybe a bit "German", without certificate, one cannot do a job).

I suffer(ed) from the imposter syndrome.

So, I share this blog post to encourage you.

Make your voice heard when you have an idea, a solution, knowledge that is missing in the discussion you are witnessing, and (after reading this) participating.

(Shut up, if you really have nothing to contribute, no clue about the issue.)

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The above notes were curated from the full post boagworld.com/emails/07052020/.

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