Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

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EP 479: Dr. Kenneth Wang On Learning How To Be Perfectly Imperfect

Clinical psychologist Dr. Kenneth Wang has spent the last 20 years researching the area of perfectionism, especially how it manifests itself in Asian Americans. This should come as no surprise, but most corporate executives are perfectionists. This trait is often one of the main reasons that they’ve risen to the top of their organizations, but it can also create a problematic work environment for those around them, and even lead to problems at home. Wang and I also spend time talking about how many Asian American parents bring a perfectionistic ‘tiger’ approach when it comes to raising children.