Updated: Apr 5, 2021
#JungianBitsofInformation celebrates Black History Month with a brief but pensive look at the symbolism of "On Taking a Knee". NFL American Football player, Colin Kaepernick, expressed his individuality in the workplace, by kneeling during the national anthem in protest at police brutality and race inequality but in doing so his career has stalled precisely because of his activism. Kaepernick's gesture of kneeling, opposed by many including the NFL, was adopted some years later by Police Officer Derek Chauvin with deadly force killing George Floyd. Why did the leadership of the NFL fail to support Kaepernick? What does this failure tell us about leadership and management in organisations?
Follow #JungianBitsofInformation where I'll explore the Jungian psychological concept of the Shadow and it's manifestation in the workplace giving rise to personal antipathies but also cruel prejudices and persecutions. In the meantime I invite you to watch On Taking a Knee - courtesy of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) - a thoughtful recollection of kneeling in it's positive and negative symbolism.