imposter syndrome

No Need to Fake it Till you Make it – Impostor Syndrome

No Need to Fake it Till you Make it – Impostor Syndrome

The impostor syndrome (also called impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome and the impostor experience) is getting a lot of attention, but it’s not new. Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes coined “impostor phenomenon” in research they published in 1978. In the more than 40 years since, it’s become an epidemic, affecting at least 70% of business leaders and managers, and its negative effect on our professional and personal lives is profound.