If you often feel underqualified and full of self-doubt at work, you may be suffering from imposter syndrome. But as host Isabel Berwick finds out in this episode, in some cases that may actually improve your performance. Isabel speaks to Sian Beilock, president of Columbia University’s Barnard College, a cognitive scientist who studies how people perform under stress, and Viv Groskop, author, comedian and host of the podcast 'How to Own the Room'. Sian unpicks the psychological aspects of imposter syndrome while Viv gives us advice on how to manage it and even make it work in your favour.

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Sian Beilock on how to banish self-doubt at work

https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/d154b5a0-287a-11e9-9222-7024d72222bc

… and on overcoming the ‘spotlight effect’

https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/5f5001aa-bde2-11e9-9381-78bab8a70848

Viv Groskop talks to the FT on how to overcome fear of public speaking

https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/ffb7b300-0441-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1

Viv’s website https://vivgroskop.com/

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Presented by Isabel Berwick. Editorial direction from Renée Kaplan and Manuela Saragosa. Assistant producer is Persis Love. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Produced by Novel.

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