"I didn’t think I was qualified to be a general manager"

The leaders that made me: You just need to know enough to ask the right questions, says Pizza Hut’s European MD Regina Borda.

by Stephen Jones

How many times have you stopped yourself from doing something because you felt underqualified? It could be applying for a senior management position, or even simply raising an objection to a point you know to be incorrect. 

Evidence shows that while nearly 70 per cent of people suffer from some kind of impostor syndrome, women are less likely to put themselves forward than men

At times in her career, Regina Borda, now Europe and Canada MD of restaurant juggernaut Pizza Hut, felt the same. She recalls one conversation that enabled her to reframe her thinking. 

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