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BTS Enneagram Types: Part 5 | RM (Kim Namjoon) Type 1

Part 5 focuses on Kim Namjoon (stage name RM), the first BST member, BTS’ team leader, and main rapper. He is also an accomplished composer and music producer, having written or co-written most of BTS’ music from the beginning and

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What qualities make an excellent leader 2022?

Do you know the answer to this question? Can the Enneagram support contemporary leadership excellence? First, here’s the latest thinking on leadership excellence from four well-respected sources. Vantage Leadership excellence is about self-development, flexibility, employee focus, plus… Being culture creators

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The Great Resignation, The Great Exodus, Quiet Quitting

These three 2021-2022 additions to our organizational vocabulary are here to stay. The Great Resignation refers to many people, especially younger employees, resigning from their jobs, often without having another job waiting. This has happened with 4.4 million people per

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What makes a great team: part 1 | the AAA model

What makes a team go from just OK to good? What helps a good team become a great one? I use a simple concept called AAA: alignment, attunement and acceleration. I was first exposed to the first two elements of

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How to handle natural and unnatural disasters when teaching

We are living in a time where horrific things are occurring, some ‘natural,’ some ‘unnatural’ – meaning totally created by human beings – and some a combination of both. As trainers, as Enneagram professionals, what do we do when a

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What is your purpose for using the Enneagram?

Here are some great reasons for organizations to use the Enneagram. Why is this important to know? Any Enneagram initiative to be successful begins with a clear and shared understanding of the Why or purpose of using the Enneagram. The

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Servant Leadership+the Enneagram

Servant Leadership and the Enneagram

Now more than ever, servant leadership is needed in government, corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and public service agencies. Coined by Robert Greenleaf in the 1970s, servant leadership refers to leaders being a “servant first… It begins with the natural feeling

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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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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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