It’s called ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and we all get it sometimes. How can you overcome it, when it really matters?
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It often manifests with the feeling of ‘how did I get here? I’m just a little kid.’ It can affect anyone from the newest employee to a 60-year-old CEO.
Unless it turns to anxiety and then to a lack of confidence
And that’s one of the things people often tell me they’d like to be better equipped to deal with, as a Project Manager. There are three aspects to confidence And of course, they’re all closely related. There’s:
However, the different tips for each of them, that build on one another
I’ve put together a detailed article full of tips on the first three, which you can read on our website: Confidence: What You Need to Know to be a Confident Project Manager
My tip for you combines a couple of the ideas from that article.
To really boost how you are feeling and how you come across to the people around you, step out to a cloakroom or somewhere private. Stand tall, pump the air and say to yourself ‘yes I can’ three or four times.
There’s a reason why sports people do this sort of thing. And it’s not just because coaches and sports psychologists find it amusing to watch. It works.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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