This chapter explores the self-doubt many leaders experience, also known as Imposter Syndrome. Vulnerability is explored in this chapter, with practices focusing on leading with vulnerability and asking for help.

Practices in the Book:

Learn to Ask for Help and Be Willing to Receive It (pg. 10)

The Doubler Exercise -developed by Shawn Achor (pg. 15)

Leaders Featured in the Book:

Beth Bronfman, Founder & Managing Partner of View, The Agency (pg. 9)

Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork (pg. 13)


Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better” -Dan Schawbel

“How to Become a Leader’s Leader” -James Kerr

“Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month” -Tim Ferriss (podcast)

“Carry Yourself With the Confidence of a Mediocre White Man” -Julia Baird

“Impostor Syndrome” -Seth Godin

“How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker- Cheryl Strayed” -Tim Ferriss (podcast)

You Are Special -Max Lucado (book)

“10 Powerful Quotes from Oprah”Entrepreneur

Rules for Kicking Ass in Life (infographic)

Leaders Are… (quote infographic)

“The 3 Things You Need to Be Happy at Work” -Annie McKee

“I Got 99 Problems- Palsy is Just One” -Maysoon Zayid

“8 Successful People on the Last Time They Overcame Failure” -Evans Levy

“9 Simple Reminders That Will Make You a Better Leader” -Gordon Tredgold

“My Morning Routine” -Wendell Potter

“Experiences and Your Fear of Engagement” -Seth Godin

“How to Be a CEO” -Adam Bryant

“Kindness Calendar” -Action for Happiness

“Affirmations That Make Life Work” (photo)

“The Drip” -Seth Godin


“It’s not who you are that holds you back; it’s who you think you’re not” -Denis Waitley, motivational speaker and success expert

“The best advice I’ve ever received is ‘No one else knows what they’re doing either.'” -Ricky Gervais, award-winning comedian and television writer

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