C. G. Jung’s Thoughts on the Concepts of Leader and Leadership
Keywords:archetype, cultural relativity, Dionysus, C. G Jung, leader, leadership, leadership theory, personality, prestige, , symbolic principles
A review of the written record suggests that C. G. Jung had relatively little to say about leadership. It also appears that the scattered comments he did make on the topic have garnered him little credit. Sensing, however, under-acknowledged value in Jung’s offerings, the authors of the present study curate the various pieces of this material and comment on the relevance of Jung’s thoughts to the field of leadership studies. The authors suggest caution in interpreting his ideas, given the differences between social norms prevailing in Jung’s time and those current today, and recommend avenues for further application of Jung’s ideas on leadership.
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