Archive | Leadership

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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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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mar_20_2014

Transformational leaders | type 5 – from stinginess to omniscience

When Enneagram Five leaders become transformational ones, they must move from stinginess – a scarcity paradigm that leads to an insatiable thirst for knowledge; reluctance to share such things as knowledge, time, space and personal information; and to strategizing about

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jan_28_2014

Transformational leaders | type 4 – from melancholy to original source

When Enneagram Four leaders become transformational ones, they must move from Melancholy – the continuous thinking abut what’s missing, with the accompanying thoughts of being disconnected or separated from others – to Original Source. Original Source is the insight that

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jan_17_2014

Transformational leaders | type 3 – from vanity to hope

As Enneagram Three leaders transform themselves, going from Vanity – the hiding of parts of themselves that do not conform to their idealized self-image of confidence, competence, and success, a doer who gets results – to Hope, the mountain they

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Transformational Leaders | Type 2 – from Flattery to Free Will

When Enneagram Two leaders become transformational leaders, they have to learn, often the hard way, that all the attention they give to support, guidance, listening, advice, and attention they give to others (all these are examples of Flattery) is really

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Transformational Leaders | Type 1 – from Resentment to Perfection

When Enneagram One leaders become transformation leaders, they recognize, understand and integrate that their striving for perfection in all they do – perfection in themselves, others, and their environments – limits them in perceiving the inherent perfection in what is

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Leadership "Practices"

The Inuksuk in Canada can represent leadership, cooperation, human spirit, or be a guidepost of a special symbolic location. This month, let’s explore some daily routines or practices that help us be more whole as leaders, embodying the different layers

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