New Leaders and Imposter Syndrome

As you grow in your career and if you start leading teams of people, there is an inevitable period of time, when you would suddenly feel – what am I doing? I don’t do tactical stuff? Am I unfairly getting paid?

Remember – as you grow (and lead teams), you are now paid not for just your work. You are paid to take on accountability. You are on point for stuff. You are paid to take on that ‘stress’. 🙂

A leader in my org in the US said – most of his time goes in resolving conflicts. How is that for something worth getting paid for? 🙂 

This was part of a long deep conversation with one of my colleagues ; and I feel that this is something a lot of people (including me) go/went through.