Confidence , Leadership and Imposter Syndrome


Confidence and Leadership - the two are closely linked. A recent report released by KPMG that polled 750 high-performing executive women provides excellent insights and actions for leaders to improve Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace. " It is important for organisations to gain a more thorough understanding of the specific issues women may face as they advance in their careers and as they move toward the C-suite. We hope the thought provoking findings and solutions in this study help leaders everywhere as we work to further advance inclusion and diversity."  - KPMG US Chair & CEO , Paul Know Key findings of the report include: 74% of executive women believe that their male counterparts do not experience feelings of self -doubt as much as female leaders do. 81% believe they put more pressure on themselves not to fail than men do. 75% of executive women report having personally experienced imposter syndrome at certain points in their career. The report also identifies some key actions that leaders may take to help enhance confidence for individuals. Be Supportive Open channels of dialogue and communication create opportunity for relationships to be strengthened and reinforce a sense of belonging and acceptance in the workplace. Leaders serving as mentors and coaches are able to help [...]