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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

Things to Think About

By Pepper de Callier

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

I remember hearing this quote as a young man.  I had just left an association meeting of my peers and felt that the others were so much smarter and more successful than I was.  I felt like an imposter of sorts—not good enough and soon to be found out by this collection of superior beings.  Michael Pounds, my mentor at the time, seeing that I was feeling low, told me Eleanor Roosevelt’s words.  I don’t know for sure if it was his intervention alone that gave me a different perspective, but five years later, I was elected President of the association.  Is it time for you to withdraw your consent?

Till next time…

About the Author: Pepper de Callier is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at    

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