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Podcast with Dr. Scott Kaufman

Do You Need to Choose Between Self-Sacrifice & Self Development? Podcast with Dr. Scott Kaufman

Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. Scott has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, wellbeing at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and others. He just published his third book called Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization for readers to reach their highest potential alongside the rest of humanity.

In this week’s episode, Scott Barry Kaufman talks about his new book, “Transcend: The New Science of Self Actualization” in which he unearths some of Dr. Abraham Maslow’s unfinished work. He shares common misconceptions on the hierarchy of needs, how workplaces can support collective actualization, and why it is important to stay positive at this time of COVID 19—even amidst uncertainty or suffering. Scott brings in familiar psychology research to create a case for how leaders can be more enlightened in their approaches.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:41] – Scott explains Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory and why there is a misconception in using the pyramid metaphor.
  • [07:09] – Scott explains how we can use the ideas and resources in his book at a time of global pandemic.
  • [12:52] – Scott explains how values play a part in creating transcendent workers and workplaces.
  • [17:59] – Scott shares how workplaces can help team members create more moments for integration and actualization.
  • [22:35] – Scott enters the lightning round.

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