The Fraud Police are Coming: Work, Leadership, and Imposter Syndrome

The Fraud Police are Coming: Work, Leadership, and Imposter Syndrome

As presented with Amanda Clark at DjangoConUS 2016 - on imposter syndrome and how to address it

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July 19, 2016
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  1. 10.

    #ImpostersUnite THE BIG SIX* *The six characteristics of imposter syndrome

    as described by Sukulku and Alexander in their 2011 paper, The Impostor Phenomenon
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    #ImpostersUnite NEW PROJECT OR TASK ANXIETY SELF DOUBT WORRY ACCOMPLISHMENT

    PROCRASTINATION OVER-PREPARATION FEELING OF RELIEF POSITIVE FEEDBACK DISCOUNT POSITIVE FEEDBACK EFFORT LUCK PERCEIVED FRAUDULENCE INCREASED SELF-DOUBT DEPRESSION ANXIETY X The imposter cycle
  3. 21.

    #ImpostersUnite When we learn about a new subject, we initially

    overestimate what we know. The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don’t know.
  4. 26.

    #ImpostersUnite 1. Wake up early after sleeping REM sleep for

    7–8 hours. 2. Turn off alarm clock after walking across the room to get to it. 3. Meditate for 20 minutes. 4. Have a pre-workout snack. 5. Workout. Elevate heart rate for at least 30 minutes. 6. Stretch. 7. Identify set of goals for the day. 8. Drink a glass of lemon water. 9. Brew a cup of fair-trade, locally roasted coffee using preferred method (pourover, Aeropress, French press). 10.Have a balanced breakfast with complex carbohydrates, protein, and some fat preferably high in Omega-3s and with at least 5 grams of fiber. 11.Avoid dairy products. 12.Avoid sodium. 13.Consume more protein. 14.Take multivitamin. 15.Take fish oil supplement. 16.Take calcium supplement. 17.Shower. Make sure water temperature isn’t too hot. 18.Use paraben-free, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. 19.While showering, pull coconut oil through teeth. 20.Remove excess body hair. 21.Exfoliate. 22.Moisturize. 23.Read the newspaper. 24.Listen to National Public Radio. 25.Apply sunscreen. 26.Apply makeup for a natural look. 27.Select the right undergarments. 28.Wear smart, professional outfit carefully selected from capsule wardrobe. 29.Avoid heels. 30.Make the bed. 31.Grab pre-prepared snacks and lunch, preferably paleo or Whole30, from fridge on way out the door. 32.Listen to the latest podcast on commute to work. 33.Avoid touching railings or doors in public spaces. 34.Think about fertility. 35.Wash hands immediately upon arrival to work (avoid antibacterial soap) to avoid sickness. 36.Arrive at ergonomic standing desk. 37.Take a moment to close eyes and focus on goals for the day. 38.Do random act of kindness. 39.Settle in for 8 hours of work at challenging but satisfying job. 40.Lean in. 41.Drink at least 64 ounces of water. 42.Take short breaks every 20 minutes to give eyes a break from the computer screen. 43.Avoid baked goods available in office kitchen. 44.Have mid-morning snack. 45.Don’t say “I’m Sorry” in emails. 46.Stretch. 47.Eat lunch while taking a few minutes to focus on myself. 48.Drink cup of herbal tea. 49.Say Thank You. 50.Have mid-afternoon snack. 51.Kegel exercises - Sara Kloek, 95 Things I Should Do Every Day According to the Internet
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    #ImpostersUnite People who have imposter syndrome are less likely to

    raise their hands.* *Vergauwe,et al, Fear of Being Exposed: The Trait-Relatedness of the Impostor Phenomenon and its Relevance in the Work Context
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