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In Memoriam | Jay Galbraith (1939-2014)

Most Enneagrammers will not recognize Jay’s name, though most OD (organization development) professionals who have been in the field for 20+ years will instantly remember Jay’s massive contributions, particularly in the area of organization design, strategy and structure. He influenced

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In memorium | Nelson Mandela

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” ~ Nelson Mandela Admiring Nelson Mandela from afar was nothing like what I experienced being in South Africa during the last few years of Mandela’s life. My dear friend, Diann LeRoux, has

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In Memory of Margaret Pometta

Normally, I wouldn’t write a memorial blog about someone, but Margaret was someone special and she inspired me. Let me tell you about her. Margaret was just 50 when she recently died of a brain aneurysm while engaging in the

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Steve Jobs Was an Unusual 7-8 Binary Type

Ginger’s Introduction I’ve invited additional blogs that speculate on Steve Jobs’ Enneagram style to encourage a productive and open dialogue about typing and famous people. Peter Zappel offered to write one with a different twist on Jobs and his type.

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What Type is Steve Jobs?

Ginger’s Introduction  I wrote an earlier blog questioning whether or not Steve Jobs was an Enneagram Seven, since this was then a surprisingly common assumption. My early consulting experience at Apple suggested he was not a Seven, as did my

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Was Steve Jobs Really a Seven? (part 1)

The prevailing thought among many Enneagram teachers and Enneagrammers has been that Steve Jobs is/was an ennea-type 7. I always wondered about that – seeing him listed as an example of a 7 on more lists of famous people than

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Ode to Claudio Naranjo

I recently received a postcard from two very dear women from Korea who were in England for Claudio’s program on the 27 Enneagram subtypes. They are a mother-daughter pair (a Seven and Three respectively) who are on their joint and

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