Can you actually fake it and make it?

I don’t know who originally coined the phrase, “fake it until you make it”, but I do know it’s often thrown around in business to represent that emergence of you as a recognised leader, an expert in your field. Don’t know the answer to something? No problem makes something up and act confidently! Totally out of your depth? Ask a few questions and nod voraciously to make it look like you understand, one day you’ll get to the top so it will all be fine.