still on my mind - and will be for a long time - is 7 days I spent this July
with Claudio Naranjo (me and 180 other people!) on the 27 Enneagram Subtypes.
It was a remarkable experience, being in the Black Forest, being among the few
Americans there, and learning from Claudio directly for an extended
time-period. It took me almost three days to figure out who spoke English well
enough to pair with during the activity segments. My experience there is
covered in three blogs described below.
thing still moving within me is a very sad and difficult experience. Right
before I left for Germany (in fact, I had to change my flight schedule as a
result), my son's 20 year-old friend - and family friend since he was a baby -
was killed walking on the biggest freeway late at night in Los Angeles. This
involved two or more hit and run drivers, and questionable factors plus an
implausible timeline for how he got there. Adding to the trauma was they
thought him "missing" at first, and it was all over the local news. It seems
that every adolescent and young adult from 15-25 who lives in LA was deeply
affected by it. Jamie was a very social person, a highly counter-phobic 6, and
though he was fearless in his life (well, as we know from the Enneagram, the counter-phobic
6 movement toward that which scares them is still fear-based), everyone else is
now left with remnants of the experience. Although many of the facts are and
may continue to be unknown, the Enneagram has helped my family (especially my 19
year-old son) understand how this happened. It was a big wake-up call for
everyone directly or indirectly involved.
I'm soon off
to the International Enneagram Association Conference to see friends and present
a session on Coaching and the Enneagram,
and Jerry Wagner, Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network, is the
keynote speaker. Jerry is really smart and funny (he might want me to add
handsome, but that's always in the eyes of the beholder!), so this should be an
excellent start to the conference.
The Enneagram in Business Blog|
Read the July blogs! Click on title.
many blogs this month. Jane Strong, a senior member of the Enneagram in
Business Network, agreed to write 4 guest blogs on the EQUINE ENNEAGRAM. Jane
is a true pioneer of using work with horses to help us develop personally and
professionally (also really great for leadership development!). These are
fascinating to read!
blog series covers the Claudio Naranjo's program in Germany. The 1st is on program
structure, the 2nd focuses on program content, and the 3rd
is about my personal insights. Because several people wanted to know what
happened there, I decided to write the blogs rather than have many email or
Enneagram Styles and Authenticity|
This blog is based on an activity created by Ruth Landis and ideas from me that enable
individuals of the nine styles to be more authentic. This particular blog has
received many favorable comments on email, Facebook, and more.
You can read
all past blogs by clicking on The Enneagram in Business Blog.
Tip of the Month: Leadership|
You have a special
leadership gift? Are you honoring and using it wisely? Here are the special
leadership gifts of each Enneagram style:
Ones: The pursuit of
Twos: Motivation and service
Threes: Obtaining results
Fours: The pursuit of one's
Fives: The importance of
Sixes: Insight and planning
Sevens: Innovation and
Eights: Making important
Nines: Inclusion and
Books: What Type of Leader Are You?
Website: Business Applications: Leadership; Join the Enneagram Learning Portal and go to Leadership and Coaching
Certificate Program: Train-the-Trainer: What Type of Leader Are You?