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By Sue Hawkes
Special to Valley News 

Unmasking vulnerability makes business leaders stronger


Last updated 4/23/2018 at 2:04am

A company’s workers look to their leaders for answers, but sometimes those in charge are reluctant to take off their superhero mask and reveal they don’t have those answers. Instead, they’re full of questions themselves.

All humans are vulnerable, but many bosses try to hide it, fearing it indicates weakness. As a leadership expert and author, I think it is an example of “impostor syndrome,” a term coined by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes to describe high-achieving individuals with a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud.

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