What do you do when you realise you’re not worthy to lead children and young people?

What do Emma Watson, Sheryl Sandberg and Tom Hanks all have in common? Aside from being incredibly famous, rich, successful and almost universally loved, they all confess to suffering with huge feelings of self-doubt. Hanks calls it "a high-wire act that we all walk". Watson says she feels incredibly uncomfortable when she receives recognition for her acting and adds: "I just turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter." Sandberg, one of the most successful businesswomen in history, says: "There are still days when I wake up feeling like a fraud, not sure I should be where I am." And these are the brightest and the best. Any of their words sound familiar to you?

Imposter syndrome comes to every youth and children’s leader at some point. You’re looking over your notes before getting up to speak, or you find yourself...

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