Understanding group dynamics, unstated team norms, and organizational politics are related to one of the three instinctual domains: the Navigating domain. These skills are critical for success in leadership, but they do not come naturally to everyone. Everyone can learn them, however. This article explains how.
The Awareness to Action Enneagram is a unique approach to this powerful system, designed to be applicable in pragmatic environments such as the business world. It is meant for people who desire self-awareness, a better understanding of others, and also want to know how to apply the system to get results in the real world.
The three instinctual biases–Preserving, Navigating, and Transmitting–are focuses of attention or systems of values that cause us to focus more on some aspects of life and less on others.
In this video I describe the nine adaptive strategies at the heart of the Awareness to Action Approach to the Enneagram.
The map we use for identifying personality types is called the Enneagram (pronounced “ANY-a-gram”). The Enneagram diagram consists of a triangle and a hexagon enclosed within a circle. These elements combine to create nine points along the circle (“ennea” is Greek for “nine”; “gram” means “drawing”). In the early 1970s, personality theorists started mapping observations about personality to this diagram. Over time, numerous schools of thought sprang up about this system and it is used by consultants, psychologists, social workers, and educators across the globe. (Adapted from “Awareness to Action:… Read More
Leaders today–and the teams they lead–must be agile and adaptable, constantly adjusting to the changing demands of a competitive global landscape. Our clients come to us to help them meet those changing demands–to prepare for new career challenges, to create or adapt to cultural change, to understand the forces that may be holding them back. We do this by, first, helping them transform their habitual patterns of thought, feeling, and action. Then we help them develop and implement practical strategies and precise action plans that allow them to meet any… Read More