Title

Shadow work for leadership development

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

6-14-2019

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to expand upon scholarship exploring the application of Jungian psychological concepts to leadership development. Design/methodology/approach: This is a conceptual paper in which Jungian shadow is explored as a potential bridge between the simplistic conceptualization of good and bad leadership. Findings: The importance of shadow work to leadership development is explored and activities for shadow work are provided. Research limitations/implications: Because this paper is not an empirical study, it does not present research information, propositions or hypotheses. Originality/value: The paper presents a clear and accessible introduction to Jungian psychology and suggests practical exercises for incorporating shadow work into leadership development.

Publication Title

Journal of Management Development

Volume

38

Issue

5

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