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    The Curious Case of Confidence – Who’s the Dumbo Now?

    In my time as a senior executive, the three words that scared me the most were Gravitas, Confidence and Authenticity. They were scary because others had them in spades, but these words didn’t reflect who I was. Any success I’d achieved was through a mixture of luck and fluke. I hung on to every role by my fingernails, waiting to be seen for the fraud I was. The funny thing one that I was the only one who could see it – certainly to begin with.  “You’re so accomplished,” someone once said. “Inspirational” said another. “You’ve got so much experience”, “you’re so talented”. Who were these people? Clearly, they didn’t know…

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    Sleep. Perchance to dream

    We’re living through unusual times.  I’ve gradually adjusted to seeing friends and colleagues over Zoom, my morning commute is so much shorter and I can sleep until 6.30 or 7.00 a.m. instead of responding to my usual 5.15 a.m. alarm call. Wait!  What?!  What was I thinking?  Who gets up that early?  What’s the sense in starting the day anxious, skipping breakfast in order to catch the early train?  What’s clever about working through lunch, staying at work late and arriving home in time to grab a late dinner and an hour in front of the TV before bed and starting it all over again next day? I’d been proud…