Sarah Pittaway, Head of Library Academic Engagement at the University of Worcester, presented on Imposter Syndrome at UKSG in 2018. Three years on, I wanted to talk to her about her feelings today and how she addressed feeling like an imposter after that time. Our interview extended far beyond this topic into gender equality, female leadership, and how to achieve true gender parity at all levels of an organisation.
James Routledge posted publicly about his decision to step down as CEO from a start-up mental health organisation, which he originally founded. Here he talks about his uncertainty prior to making this radical change, why he did it, and what he is focussing on now. An inspiring and unexpected interview with someone who achieved the aspiration of many while still in his twenties!
Recently I asked two very different CEOs to talk about their feelings during their career, and on appointment to Chief Executive Officer. Roger Horton, now a Board member at CABI and BMJ, was CEO at Taylor & Francis for around 20 years. He talks here about his experience of overcoming imposter syndrome and how it can be a useful tool, particularly in motivating yourself to perform at your best.