Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Is this “we are unworthy” obsession really just the disease of the average female entrepreneur? (The women’s business events I occasionally attend assure me that it is.) Or does it afflict some of the males as well?

Or indeed is that a non-PC question for starters? Had an extremely good half-day training session with my two senior managers and our HR company today on management techniques and assessments in particular. It was a really constructive but relaxed session, albeit the role play was somewhat limited by my sales manager being flat on his back with injured foot carefully lifted above heart. Indeed, my nervous opening line to him of “Come in, sit down and relax” wasn’t highly appropriate. But even allowing for that, am furious with myself for spending the first hour or so in agonised argument with myself, only hearing things I had done wrong in the past and wishing to abandon ship immediately as the fraud I clearly am.

Why do we suffer from this so badly? Answers on a postcard please! 

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