I am a big fan of the work of Carl Jung, and in my opinion the business world could really benefit from his insights. Therefore, I was pleased to have the opportunity to have a conversation with Murray Stein about applying Jungian Analytical Psychology in the workplace.
Murray Stein is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. and M.Div.), the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), and the C.G. Jung Institut-Zurich (Diploma). He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. He has been the president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (2001-4), and President of The International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP)in Zurich (2008-2012).
He published tens of books about Carl Jung and analytical psychology, including for instance ‘Jung’s Treatment of Christianity’ and ‘Jung’s Map of the Soul’.
The focus of our conversation was a book Murray edited with John Hollwitz called ‘The Psyche at work – Workplace Applications of Jungian Analytical Psychology’.
We discussed a number of topics, including:
- Individuation and organizations
- The essence of true leadership
- The identity of organizations
- Business ethics
- Embracing the shadow
- Shadow possession and corporate scandals
- The need for self-reflection by leaders
- Executive coaching and psychoanalysis
- The validity of MBTI
- The importance of having a personal North star
I really enjoyed our conversation, which interestingly enough took place on Labor Day, something Jung would undoubtedly label as synchronicity!
If you are interested, you can listen watch our conversation on YouTube or listen to it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow the links below!