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How to Keep Calm & Combat Imposter Syndrome

How to Keep Calm & Combat Imposter Syndrome

We've all suffered from imposter syndrome from time to time. But it turns out imposter syndrome has some really clear patterns, and there are actually a few simple tips and tricks to start appreciating ourselves more. This talk will provide some tools to help you keep calm and focus on your small successes that eventually translate to big successes - similar to Kaizen. And that all this starts with allowing ourselves to be human first and foremost.

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Sharone Zitzman

September 19, 2019
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  1. @shar1z HOW TO KEEP CALM AND COMBAT IMPOSTER SYNDROME

  2. @shar1z Quick Poll

  3. @shar1z Imposter Syndrome Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon,

    impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".
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  5. @shar1z 70%*

  6. @shar1z I’m Sharone. @shar1z Head of Developer Relations @ AppsFlyer

    & Open Source Community Builder
  7. @shar1z Start with the Why

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  13. @shar1z Tip #1 Challenge your Cognitive Biases

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  15. @shar1z 70%* *And this is exacerbated when stereotypes exist about

    certain groups
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  20. @shar1z Did you make the right decision by trusting your

    gut? Or did your...brain cling onto the first piece of information you gave it? https://blog.dropbox.com/topics/work-culture/cognitive-biases
  21. @shar1z Tip #2 Neutralize Demotivators

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  23. @shar1z In my view, the main reason for the uneven

    management sex ratio is our inability to discern between confidence and competence. https://hbr.org/2013/08/why-do-so-many-incompetent-men
  24. @shar1z The N+1 Shithead Problem

  25. @shar1z Tip #3 Defining Success

  26. @shar1z 3 LEADING INTRINSIC MOTIVATORS ★ PURPOSE ★ AUTONOMY ★

    MASTERY
  27. @shar1z https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

  28. @shar1z HSBC recently reported that its gender pay gap is

    a mind-boggling 61% ...because women aren’t represented in leadership roles.
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  31. @shar1z https://www.elastic.co/blog/equal-pay-day-at-elastic

  32. @shar1z Tip #4 Remember Failures are a Part of Success

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  35. @shar1z Tip #5 Define Objective Metrics

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  37. @shar1z S.M.A.R.T. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Based

  38. @shar1z KAIZEN

  39. @shar1z Kaizen Kaizen (改善) is the Japanese word for "improvement".

    In business, kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers.
  40. @shar1z Tip #6 Celebrate Successes

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  42. @shar1z Tip #7 Internalize Praise

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  44. @shar1z Tip #8 Pay it Forward

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  46. @shar1z !הדות WE’RE HIRING!