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Enneagram-Based Organization Work: The 3 Pillars

Enneagram work in organizations is serious work that requires knowledge and skills beyond knowing the Enneagram at a basic level. Here are some thoughts from my three decades of organizational work using the Enneagram.


Knows the Enneagram well, including the system, the nine types, and the dynamic aspects of each type

Skilled at helping people accurately identify their Enneagram types without telling them their type; may use test but does not rely on tests for typing

Holds all types as neither good nor bad; avoids judging language and stories

Avoids overly psychological or spiritual language

FOR COACHING (1-1 focus)

Understands that the Enneagram BY ITSELF is not coaching; it is a superb support to coaching

Uses an effective coaching methodology integrated with the Enneagram that produces faster, deeper and more sustainable results

FOR TRAINING (group focus)

Able to design and facilitate training sessions that are interactive, engaging and participant focused, not trainer centric

Uses training processes that stimulate all three Centers of Intelligence: Head, Heart and Body

FOR CONSULTING (team/organizational focus)

Consultant has both consulting skills and experience

Consulting project targets core team/organizational needs

Consultant is an astute diagnostician, helping clients identify sources of issues impeding progress

The Enneagram is becoming increasingly popular in organizations in all industries globally. With that spread comes a responsibility for those of us who use the Enneagram to use it wisely, with higher and higher levels of competence, and with great integrity.

Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD, author of eight Enneagram books, is a speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She provides certification programs and training tools for business professionals around the world who want to bring the Enneagram into organizations with high-impact business applications. TheEnneagramInBusiness.com |ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

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