June | 2010
MONTHLY INSIGHT: BEING
Welcome to the June Enneagram in Business Newsletter. As you can see, we have a new and improved look, thanks to the hard work and skill of graphic techno-wizard Suzanne Dion (Chaeldion Group). It started as an effort to give us more flexibility to our electronic communications and transformed into a piece of art! We hope you enjoy it.
Whether you are a leader, coach, consultant, trainer, parent, or friend, Being enables us to handle everything that comes our way with grace, dignity, and wisdom. Ruth Landis, Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network at TheEnneagramInBusiness.com, offers the following Being activity:
Life begins in the stillness. Our real value rests in each breath we take and merely that we are alive. All else builds upon that. Each hour during the day, can you pause for a moment and become still - still in the mind, still in the body, and still in the heart? What do you have to shift in yourself to find that stillness? Once you have found it, can you appreciate that this is enough? Can you appreciate that everything you need to be is already here?
You can click here to read my blog about how each of us, based on our Enneagram style, can be in a truer and deeper state of Being.
Enneagram Worldwide: Thailand|
The Enneagram is being used in
many Thai organizations, thanks to several Enneagram consultants, and
especially to Wa Losereewanich. In this piece
taken from the website, Wa describes some of the efforts.
The Enneagram was first introduced in 2000 by Santikaro, an
American Buddhist monk living in Thailand at the time. For the first few years,
it was taught to a small circle of people interested in self-development and to
some non-profit organizations. After many translations of Enneagram books were
published, more and more people and organizations have come to know and use the
The essence of the Enneagram is in parallel with that of Buddhism practice here
- letting go of ego fixation. In addition, other typologies are not yet widely
used, and most people have a positive view of this new approach called the
Enneagram. However, the main reason for the increasing applications of the
Enneagram is its practical benefits.
Currently, the Enneagram is widely used in many industries - finance and
securities, health care, trading, manufacturing, real estate, logistics,
energy, academia, etc. Put simply, any organization that is run by people.
Primary applications are in the areas of interpersonal relationship,
team-building, communication, and leadership development.
Kbank, one of the top three commercial banks in the country, has included the
Enneagram in its training roadmap for all team leaders and management across
the bank. By understanding their colleagues' Enneagram styles, they have more
tolerance of their individual differences and know how to approach and
communicate with each other more effectively. In the internal phone directory
of the Human Resource Division, they have their Enneagram number printed after
their extension number. In another division, each employee has their Enneagram
number printed on the reverse side of their ID card.
Other companies that also use the Enneagram report the same benefits. Thus,
word of mouth about this is spreading the Enneagram to many more organizations
and in an increasing number of business applications.
Enneagram and the MBTI|
Dr. Hwan-Young Kim
One of the most read
sections of the website is the comparison between the Enneagram and other
popular personality systems: The MBTI, DISC, Insights MDI, and StrengthFInders. This excerpt on the MBTI was written by Dr. Hwan-Young Kim:
Many coaches, consultant, and trainers use both the
Enneagram and MBTI because they are highly complementary and focus on different
but compatible aspects of human beings. In addition, there have been numerous
correlations between Enneagram styles and MBTI types. For example, Enneagram
style Ones tend more toward judging rather than perceiving, Twos tend more
toward feeling than thinking, Fours tend more toward intuition than sensing,
Fives are more often thinkers than feelers, and so forth.
What makes these correlations particularly interesting is this: where
correlations do exist, there are always individuals of a particular Enneagram
style who are different from the norm. What is the inner experience of a
perceiving One, given that Enneagram style Ones tend to judge themselves,
others, and everything around them? What happens to a thinking Two, someone who
tunes into others far more than him- or herself, values relationships and
feelings, but then makes decisions more by principle and objective analysis
than by feelings and values? Or a feeling Five - Fives automatically and
instantaneously detach from their feelings then experience them later. What is
it like to cut off from feelings when they are so central to who you are and
how you make decisions? Similarly, Sevens thrive on sharing their ideas,
eliciting reactions, and interacting with others; while more Sevens are
extroverts than introverts, some Sevens are highly introverted. What is the
impact of this latter preference on how they deal with the abundant number of
ideas they generate? These are just a few of the many ways the Enneagram and the
MBTI have synergies and raise interesting dilemmas for individuals.
Click here to read more about the MBTI and the other systems.
Enneagram Learning Portal (ELP)|
In this subscription based section of the Enneagram in
Business website, there is an abundance of learning opportunities for those
interested in deepening their learning and self-development with the Enneagram.
In this excerpt by Peter O'Hanrahan, you can learn conscious breathing
practices for daily use.
Conscious Breathing Practice by Peter O'Hanrahan, Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network
Paying attention to the breath is a basic practice for
self-management. By adopting different breathing techniques, we can actually
shift our internal, physical and emotional experience. This is particularly
helpful under conditions of pressure or conflict, when we tend to hold our
breath and hold tension in our bodies. These practices create more space
inside, which then allows us to manage our personal reactivity and emotions.
They provide a way to become centered, particularly when we are in stressful
situations or communicating with people whom we find difficult.
Different breath practices help us mobilize our energy when we need it, and to
relax and conserve energy at other times. Like the practice of self-awareness,
breath practice can be done anywhere, at any time.
You have your own individual breathing patterns, but there are general patterns
for each Enneagram style. For example, some people breathe well into their
chest but not into the belly; some do the reverse, while other types are
characterized by holding tension in the diaphragm, the "muscle" of
Here are the basic breathing practices: clearing breath, relaxing breath,
energizing breath, and counter-anxiety breath. Depending on your type and
embodied experience, some will be more useful than others or will be useful at
If you notice you are holding your breath or you have accumulated some tension,
a simple technique is to take a big, quick breath, inhaling into both your
belly and chest, and then let it go with a "whoosh" or sigh of
Take big, slow breaths down into your belly (not your chest). Imagine that you
can go "underneath" any discomfort and gradually slow your system
down. Send your energy down into your legs and feet.
When you need to bring more energy to your system, take some big breaths up
into your chest. Extend the inhale and stretch your diaphragm and rib cage,
then relax on the exhale. Don't use your neck or shoulders to help. (Stop if
you get light-headed).
For those times when you are feeling anxious and belly breathing doesn't work,
take a deep breath into your solar plexus. As you inhale, stretch the diaphragm
open like a big rubber band. Instead of releasing on the exhale, hold it back
against your gently pursed lips and let it out slowly (like holding the end of
a balloon). Try to relax your chest and diaphragm while you exhale. The exhale
should be 3 or 4 times longer than the inhale.
Once you join the ELP, you can learn how to customize each
of the above practices for your particular Enneagram style.
Thank you, we'd love to know what you think and what you might like to see in future newsletters!
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