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Podcast with Professor Heidi Wayment

Do You Need to Quieten Your Ego? Podcast with Professor Heidi Wayment

Today’s Guest:

Dr. Heidi Wayment is a professor of social psychology at Northern Arizona University, whose research interests include psychological processes related to self-identity, self-evaluation, health behavior, and coping with stressful life events. Heidi is the co-author of Transcending Self-interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego and has published nearly a dozen papers on this topic. In 2018, her work was recognized by a University as the most significant research in scholarly work.

In this episode, we explore how our egos shape our relationships, performance, and wellbeing at work.  Heidi shares the simple steps we can take to quieten a noisy ego when needed, and how to avoid overplaying our quiet egos at work.

Connect with Heidi Wayment:

Website: Heidi Wayment – Northern Arizona University

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:20] – Heidi explains the quiet ego and how it can impact our performance and wellbeing at work.
  • [04:23] – Heidi outlines the four characteristics of a quiet ego and how these can be applied in workplaces.
  • [08:56] – Heidi helps us understand how fear, uncertainty, and dissatisfaction can trigger our noisy egos.
  • [12:43] – Heidi explores how self-compassion can help us to quieten our noisy egos.
  • [15:55] – Heidi shares a new approach being taken in the US Military to teach leaders and their teams to quieten their egos when needed.
  • [22.32] – Heidi explores how we can avoid overplaying our quiet egos at work.
  • [24:55] – Heidi Completes the Lightning round.

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