Leading through the Enneagram – Valuable insights for self-transformation and building effective teams
When moving through life and work, we often operate on “auto-pilot,” relying on well-rehearsed roles that have served us well in the past. What role do you assume in personal and professional encounters…are you the Perfectionist, Helper, Achiever, Individualist, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Boss or Peacemaker?
These are the basic Enneagram types, the nine distinctively different ways in which people feel, think and behave. Rooted in ancient Sufi teaching, this personality system has been used for many years for spiritual growth, self-discovery and self-actualization, and is increasingly being used in businesses and professional settings for resolving conflict, leadership development, team effectiveness and organizational culture change.
Each Enneagram type is grounded in a “worldview” which resides in our subconscious minds. We are often blind to how our inward motivations and feelings affect our outward behaviors. And, when working in teams, much of our frustration lies in our inability to understand others’ point of view, resulting in a breakdown of communication, collaboration and productivity. By knowing yourself and others as you actually are, the Enneagram helps you get out of our own way and develop personal and working relationships that yield positive results.
What things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
- Learn about the 9 different Enneagram types.
What might be ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees’ perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
- Recognize your own subconscious patterns of thought and behavior.
- Identify individual and collective strengths and weaknesses.
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
- Develop strategies for managing conflicts.
- Enhance team communication and collaboration.
- Begin to lead with more empathy and compassion.