By Joyce M. Roché | Apr 22, 2012
Over my many years in corporate America, one of my mantras became: "You've got to make like a duck--glide on the surface while paddling for all you're worth underneath."
As I have reflected on my experience with the impostor syndrome, I have often thought about the meaning of this phrase for me. In part, it was about the realities of getting ahead in the business world, where you really do have to work hard and always appear to be in control. But I have come to realize that more importantly the phrase was an expression of the fear of not fitting in that haunted me for so long.