The Enneagram is a breakthrough and compassionate approach for leadership development, emotional intelligence and communication skills.
The Enneagram describes nine basic worldviews, nine personality types and nine different leadership styles. Each of these styles has its own natural gifts and strengths, but also blind spots and challenges. The Narrative Enneagram encourages guided self-discovery to identify your style or Enneagram type. It’s not used to categorize or limit people. On the contrary, it’s used to promote a deep level of self-awareness and self-empowerment.
Through introspection, the Enneagram helps us to build on our strengths and overcome personal challenges and it cultivates an understanding for the intentions and behaviour of others. When individuals understand the way they think, act and feel under a variety of circumstances, it will positively impact the way they engage with those around them and increase their productivity.
The Enneagram exposes our unconscious assumptions, closely held opinions, inclinations and expectations. Unlike other assessments, which describe or predict behavior, the Enneagram reveals the core motivations that drive behaviour.
All 9 types have different strategies to filter information. Each of the types has their own way of expressing their ideas. The Enneagram shows us how to minimize the distortions we create. It teaches us the language of all 9 types which can lead to more productive and conflict free communication in the workplace.
There are many advantages in working with the Enneagram in business. Firstly, it highlights how you and your colleagues feel, and process information. It also highlights that no matter how open minded we are, we all have habits in the way we think and this prevents us from seeing other points of view.
The goal here for leaders or team members is to understand the strengths and challenges of their own point of view. This will increase their own capacity to see multiple perceptions and perspectives. When you know your Enneagram type, you can respond to a colleague’s best intentions, and perhaps not become entangled in his behavior. Leaders and team members can benefit from knowing how their leadership style comes across to others. They may learn how to effectively influence and support the different types of people they are leading and working with.
“Effective leadership depends on self awareness and self management. The Enneagram works by increasing emotional intelligence, the single most important element for the success of teams and work groups. This requires a willingness to look inside oneself, to listen to feedback, and to respond to the needs of each situation.”
During this workshop, we look at the nine Enneagram types and how they show up in the workplace. Each type has its own natural gifts, limitations, and blind spots, and its own distinctive ways of thinking, feeling, and doing. Participants will become aware of their leadership style, diversity in personality and how their style can have an effect on their team members.
The best way to learn the Enneagram is to see the types in action. Attendees will be encouraged to participate by way of the narrative. This program opens up the conversation about different styles at work and participants are invited to discover their own type by way of inquiry.
In this workshop you will learn about the:
This workshop is ideal for team building. The process is generally moving, surprising, and invite new ways of relating to self, colleagues and team members.
Coaching with the Enneagram