Archive | Leadership

july_23_2015

Leadership agility and the enneagram | part 2

Mary Bast was the inspiration for my blogs on leadership agility, both this 2nd blog as well as the prior blog. Here I am using Mary’s ideas to illuminate how to use the Enneagram to increases leadership agility through vertical

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july_21_2015

Leadership agility and the enneagram | part 1

Mary Bast – an Enneagram colleague who is herself a teacher, author, consultant and coach – asked if I had any blogs about the Enneagram and leadership agility. My answer to her was “Not yet,” but the connection seemed like

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Edgar Schein | the art of being real

Edgar Schein has been a great in the field of OD (organization development) for over 50 years, and he keeps on generating ideas and influencing the profession to this day. At the Hudson Institute of Coaching’s recent annual Learning Conference,

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apr_20_2015


“Conversational Intelligence” and the enneagram

This second blog in the series provides an integrative look at the work of Judith E. Glaser based on her book, Conversational Intelligence. What might be of interest is that both Liz Wiseman and Judith E. Glaser seem to know

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apr_14_2015

“Multipliers” and the enneagram

I recently attended the Hudson Institute of Coaching’s annual Learning Conference, not because I am a Hudson trained coach, but because I went to support the CEO, Pam McLean who is a colleague, friend, and client. Quite recently, her husband

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dec_16_2014

Leadership, credibility, and the enneagram

No one really understands what makes excellence in leaders. This was explained to me years ago by Warner Burke, a professor from Colombia University, an OD consultant for decades and the author of numerous management and OD books. His perspective

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june_25_2014

Transformational leaders | type 9 – from indolence to love

The Nine’s mental habit of “indolence” is not what it may appear to be at first glance. It is not indolence in terms of inactivity or lifelessness. In Enneagram terms, “indolence” refers to the mental process of diffusing your mental

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april_22_2014

Transformational leaders | type 8 – from vengeance to truth

To many, “Vengeance,” the mental habit of Eights, sounds like a very negative word. Revenge, vengefulness, and vengeance connote doing harm to others or “primitive justice.” “An eye for an eye” is what we think of with the word vengeance.

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apr_21_2014

Transformational leaders | type 7 – from planning to work

Sevens in general have robust, fast moving, energetic minds, a mind I often refer to as a computer screen that has no file folders, just an increasingly vast amount of documents of ideas, facts and opinions that they so easily

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mar_26_2014

Transformational leaders | type 6 – from cowardice to faith

Six leaders, even counter-phobic Sixes, engage in cowardice, which are thoughts of doubt and worry that cause them to second guess themselves and create multiple alternative scenarios. Some Sixes do this so quickly, they hardly notice it; some call this

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