Our Corporate Life
March 20, 2018   •   Volume 9, Issue 6   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: “Not Good Enough” Syndrome
Ask Amanda: I’m distracted by what’s going on at work, help!
♦   Practical Tips: Up Your Estimate
“Not Good Enough” Syndrome

Many of the most accomplished executives are plagued with self-doubt. In fact, self-doubt can drive their achievements as they constantly strive to be better, because at some level they believe they’re not good enough. It’s a fine balance, though. Leveraging insecurity can help you achieve more than you thought possible. However, insecurity can easily undermine your confidence and create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Thought to Ponder

The only worthy competition is with yourself.

Practical Tips: Up Your Estimate

How often do you complain about not having enough time? Part of the reason is that we underestimate how much time we actually need. The usual culprit is estimating in a vacuum and omitting the inevitable daily interruptions.
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  ask Amanda

Something is happening at work and it’s very unsettling. Everyone on my immediate team feels it, but no one knows exactly what is going on. When we ask our manager, he says we’re imagining things and that we should just stay focused on our work. But all of us are feeling this way. Any suggestions? A.S., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

Your gut may be right. Be careful, though, not to assume that it’s true because everyone “feels it.” Take a step back. Do you think your concern has infected your team and now they’re parroting back your feelings? Emotional contagion is a very real condition.
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