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One of the more frustrating aspects of being a manager: decision-making.

Feb 17, 2023
Imposter Syndrome

Today, I want to chat with you about one of the more frustrating aspects of being a manager: decision-making. It's no secret that managers are expected to make tough decisions, sometimes on a daily basis, but what happens when you're dealing with imposter syndrome? It can make even the simplest decisions seem daunting and overwhelming.

Imposter syndrome can take many forms, but when it comes to decision-making, it often shows up as indecisiveness or a fear of making the wrong choice. It's like having a little voice in your head that tells you that no matter what you choose, it's going to be the wrong choice, and you'll be found out as a fraud.

So, what can you do to combat this feeling and make confident decisions as a manager? Well, the first step is to recognize that you're not alone in feeling this way. Many successful people experience imposter syndrome, and it's not a reflection of your abilities or skills.

The second step is to gather as much information as possible before making a decision. Research the options, weigh the pros and cons, and consult with your team or colleagues. Having a clear understanding of the situation and all the potential outcomes can help ease the fear of making the wrong choice.

Finally, it's important to trust your instincts and remember that you were put in this position for a reason. You have the skills and expertise necessary to make informed decisions, and even if things don't go as planned, it's not the end of the world.

Imposter syndrome can make decision-making a daunting task for managers, but it doesn't have to be. By gathering information, trusting your instincts, and remembering that you're not alone in feeling this way, you can make confident and informed decisions that will benefit your team and your organization.

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