The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of it

Author(s): Valerie Young

Leadership

It's only because they like me. I was in the right place at the right time. I just work harder than the others. I don't deserve this. It's just a matter of time before I am found out. Someone must have made a terrible mistake. If you are a working woman, chances are this inter­nal monologue sounds all too familiar. And you're not alone. From the high-achieving PhD candidate convinced she's only been admitted to the program because of a clerical error to the senior executive who worries others will find out she's in way over her head, a shocking number of accomplished women in all ca­reer paths and at every level feel as though they are faking it-impostors in their own lives and careers. In The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, Valerie Young explains what the impostor syndrome is, why fraud fears are more common in women, and how you can recognize the way it mani­fests in your life. With her empowering, step-by-step plan, you will learn to take ownership of your success, overcome self-doubt, and banish the thought patterns that undermine your ability to feel-and act-as bright and capable as others already know you are.


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VALERIE YOUNG is an internationally known workshop leader and public speaker and the former marketing manager at a Fortune 200 company. Her work has been cited in such publications as "Women's Day, Redbook, Fitness, Self, Cosmopolitan, Inc.," and the "Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, "and "Globe and Mail." She lives in Montague, Massachusetts. Visit the au-thor online at www.impostorsyndrome.com.

General Fields

  • : 9780307452719
  • : Crown Publishing Group
  • : Three Rivers Press
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Valerie Young
  • : Hardback
  • : 304