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The Maverick Paradox Podcast is a twice weekly show where Judith Germain demonstrates that Maverick Leadership exists everywhere, through her conversations with a diverse array of guests.

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Dec 15, 2023

In this episode Judith Germain and Markus Neukom about how imposter syndrome stems from the authenticity struggle - not fully knowing oneself. He defines imposter syndrome as the self doubt that one's abilities and accomplishments are fraudulent.

Key Takeaways

  • Imposter syndrome is very common, even among successful leaders. It stems from lack of self-awareness and self-confidence.
  • Reframing imposter syndrome as an "authenticity struggle" helps people see it as an opportunity for growth rather than a weakness.
  • Going deeper to understand one's true purpose and nature is key to overcoming imposter syndrome.
  • Developing courage is an antidote to imposter syndrome.

Markus Neukom an experienced Leadership Catalyst, explores the interplay between authenticity and imposter syndrome, empowering truthful leadership.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


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