Do you sometimes worry that others will discover that you are, despite your success, an impostor? If you’ve experienced this feeling of waiting to get caught out, you’re not alone. Most people feel a sense of impostor syndrome at some point in their lives, regardless of how accomplished, intelligent or articulate they are. The trick, explains Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, is to convert the dread of being exposed as a fraud into an asset. Impostor syndrome can be a strength if you harness it as a motivating force to challenge your ideas, seek advice and continue to learn.
About the Speaker
Mike Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, an Australian software company. He is also a clean-energy advocate and technology investor.
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