Episode 3

Published on:

30th Mar 2021

The problem with perfectionism

What is wrong with wanting to deliver perfect work, with wanting to be flawless at what we do?

The short answer is: a lot. In this podcast from the University of Leeds, Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk discusses perfectionism with Alexandra Holloway, a Teaching Fellow in the Language Centre and Dr Alex Ding, an Associate Professor in English for Academic Purposes. Each discusses their own experiences with perfectionism, and the impact the concept has had on their careers, personal life and mental health.

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About the Podcast

Changing The World
A University of Leeds series featuring Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk
In this new monthly series from the University of Leeds, Vice-Chancellor Simone Buitendijk is joined by guests from across the organisation, and shares perspectives and insights on how we can change the world – through our behaviour, leadership, research and teaching.