The Enneagram In Business - Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD  
February | 2012
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AT A GLANCE...
MONTHLY INSIGHT: Holding On

Gerry Fathauer has written a compelling Insight Activity on Holding On. Gerry is a Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network (EIBN) and has remarkable insight into the process of using the Enneagram for self-development and healing.

 

Gerry's Insight on Holding On

 

When we hold on to anything, energy cannot move through us. We get stuck in our preferences and our ideas of what we think we want and the ideals we think we must live by. Holding on, consciously or unconsciously, stops our energy and assures a limited perspective.

 
 Holding on to what we want is something we all do, whether it's a house, our stuff in that house, a desired business outcome, or the hunt for the ideal partner. Holding on can permeate every aspect of our lives, almost without our awareness, yet doing so colors our perspective, limits our options, and may even sow seeds of disappointment. 
 
How freeing it would be, if each time we're aware of holding on, we simply add "or not"! This single, simple pivot of awareness, the suggestion of "or not," frees us energetically. Musing about "or not" opens us to new possibilities. 
 
Think about something you hold on to, a desired outcome, perhaps, such as being awarded a contract. Does your holding on to the desired outcome of getting the contract serve you, or does it limit you?  What happens if your awareness becomes "I must be awarded this contract, or not"? Once you become aware of something you hold on to, practice following that thought with "or not." What happens when you do this? 
 
Holding on to what we think we want stifles us energetically and invites dissatisfaction with life in the present moment. 
 
So what is it we each, by Enneagram style, "hold on to," why, and what do we need to do to "let go"? In this Blog, which I have written in response to Gerry's Insight Activity, you can find out! 

 

 To read the blog I have written based on Gerry's Insight Activity, click here.

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The South African Enneagram
Some occurrences

Having just returned from leading two programs in South Africa (a coaching certificate program in Cape Town and a Train-the-Trainer program on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself At Work in Johannesburg), I wanted to make a few comments about ideas and insights from the experience. The first is about Nelson Mandela and his enneatype; the second is related to: why are we (or am I) doing this work anyway? 

About Nelson Mandela 

Although I wasn't sure about Mandela's type and never used him as an exemplar, in the recesses of my mind, I did think (like many people) that he is an Enneagram Nine: gentle, magnanimous, bringing all sides together. But then I visited the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg (where there is a Mandela section) and walked through his entire history in words and pictures with my friend and Enneagram colleague, Nobantu. At the end, I said. "He isn't a Nine, is he?!? He's an Eight who was metamorphosed by the events of his life and his decades of imprisonment!" According to this very public narration of his life (as well as Nobantu), Mandela always challenged unjust authority without hesitation and strongly advocated throughout his entire life for justice.

 

And what about Winnie Mandela? I had also thought of her as an Eight (thinking about her behavior in the last 20 years), but Nobantu laughed and said, "No, counter-phobic Six," and I thought How wrong I had been, just another reminder to me about not judging a book by its recent cover, one that I created in my mind.

 

About why we (I) do this work 

South Africa is a land of dynamic complexity, reflecting back to everyone who goes there or lives there so much about themselves. After the Train-the-Trainer program on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work, one of the participants, a stellar individual, wrote all who attended the following thought, one that reminded me why most, if not all, of us do this work:

 

May we all in reflection arrive at a point where we consciously take our country to the next level and begin to heal the land, ourselves, and those who share it with us.


During the Train-the-Trainer program, he also shared this You Tube video with us, one that captures the spirit of the Enneagram and our search for "self," but also the way in which society - and particularly diversity - plays a role in this. You can watch this video with the actress Thandie Newton discussing her search for self by clicking here (Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself).
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The Most Asked Question in the Last Month:
Is there still space in your upcoming winter programs?

The answer is yes for all three upcoming US programs!
There are a few places available in the Marina del Rey coaching program, a few places open in the special program with Uranio Paes, and several places available in the T-Groups with the Enneagram program. This last program is highly intensive, extraordinarily provocative, and filled in rich learning for those who want to use the Enneagram in organizational settings, but also for those who simply want to catalyze their development in the personal arena. 

Coaching with the Enneagram Certificate Program | Marina del Rey, CA | February 27-March 2 | Register here.

Energy Work with the Enneagram: Diving Deep into the Arrows, Wings, and Gurdjieff's Laws with Uranio Paes | Marina del Rey, CA | March 2-3 |
Register here


T-Groups with the Enneagram | San Francisco, CA | March 26-30 |
Register here
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Enneagram iPhone App

Created by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, this animated, interactive App for home and work includes typing and how to prevent conflict; reduce stress; interact with others; and engage in development activities specific to your type. There are type videos, a way to test your Enneagram knowledge in real-world situation, theory, and more.

 

Only $2.99 on the iTunes App Store

Go to EnneagramApp.com

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: COACHING WITH THE ENNEAGRAM BASED ON BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN EVERYONE YOU COACH
| MARINA DEL REY, CA (NEAR LOS ANGELES) | $1300
FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 2, 2012 | 5 DAYS

An ICF accredited certificate program for coaches, managers, HR professionals, trainers, and consultants who want to fully integrate the Enneagram when they develop others, which includes the following: coaching models; Enneagram typing and insights; Centers of Intelligence (Head, Heart, and Body); coaching techniques adapted to each Enneagram style; real time coaching practice with feedback; Gestalt and NLP techniques; and Centering practices for coaches and clients.

 

Complete Program Description 

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SPECIAL PROGRAM: ENERGY WORK WITH THE ENNEAGRAM: DIVING DEEP INTO THE ARROWS, WINGS, AND GURDJIEFF'S LAWS WITH URANIO PAES
| MARINA DEL REY, CA (NEAR LOS ANGELES) | $180
MARCH 2 - 3, 2012 | 1.5 DAYS

A 1.5 day special program that uses the energy inherent in the Enneagram for personal and professional transformation. 

 

Complete Program Description 

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: T-GROUPS WITH THE ENNEAGRAM
| SAN FRANCISCO, CA | $1400
MARCH 26 - 30, 2012 | 5 DAYS

A profound integration of 2 powerhouse approaches to learn about self, others, feedback, influence, and teams. For 5-full days, participants will meet in 8-12 person T-groups - a powerful technology developed by the National Training Labs Institute (NTL) in 1947 - and learn an extraordinary amount about themselves, others, and team dynamics. Many past participants call T-Groups a "life-changing experience." To further fuel participant dynamics, insight, and learning, this program also integrates the insights of the Enneagram, an ancient and profound system for understanding the 9 versions of the human character structure. More than a personality system, the Enneagram is an unparalleled map for self-observation and awareness, as well as personal growth and change.

 

Complete Program Description 

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CLAUDIO NARANJO PROGRAM: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PSYCHOLOGY OF ENNEA-TYPES
| BRAZIL
APRIL 27 - MAY 1, 2012 | 5 DAYS

Ginger has been invited to present on the Enneagram's business applications and the results that have been achieved.

 

For more information, click here 


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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: COACHING WITH THE ENNEAGRAM BASED ON BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN EVERYONE YOU COACH
| MONTREAL, CANADA | $1500
MAY 7 - 11, 2012 | 5 DAYS

An ICF accredited certificate program for coaches, managers, HR professionals, trainers, and consultants who want to fully integrate the Enneagram when they develop others, which includes the following: coaching models; Enneagram typing and insights; Centers of Intelligence (Head, Heart, and Body); coaching techniques adapted to each Enneagram style; real time coaching practice with feedback; Gestalt and NLP techniques; and Centering practices for coaches and clients. This program includes food and lodging in the registration fee.

 

Complete Program Description 

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: COACHING WITH THE ENNEAGRAM BASED ON BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN EVERYONE YOU COACH
| SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | $1800 EARLY-BIRD BY FEBRUARY 15, 2012; $1950 REGULAR
JUNE 16 - 20, 2012 | 5 DAYS

An ICF accredited certificate program for coaches, managers, HR professionals, trainers, and consultants who want to fully integrate the Enneagram when they develop others, which includes the following: coaching models; Enneagram typing and insights; Centers of Intelligence (Head, Heart, and Body); coaching techniques adapted to each Enneagram style; real time coaching practice with feedback; Gestalt and NLP techniques; and Centering practices for coaches and clients. This program includes lunch in the registration fee.

 

Complete Program Description 

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: COACHING WITH THE ENNEAGRAM BASED ON BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN EVERYONE YOU COACH
| HONG KONG, CHINA
JUNE 27 - JULY 1, 2012 | 5 DAYS

An ICF accredited certificate program for coaches, managers, HR professionals, trainers, and consultants who want to fully integrate the Enneagram when they develop others, which includes the following: coaching models; Enneagram typing and insights; Centers of Intelligence (Head, Heart, and Body); coaching techniques adapted to each Enneagram style; real time coaching practice with feedback; Gestalt and NLP techniques; and Centering practices for coaches and clients.

 

Complete Program Description

To register contact Gloria Hung 


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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: TRAIN-THE-TRAINER BASED ON WHAT TYPE OF LEADER ARE YOU?
| MARINA DEL REY, CA (NEAR LOS ANGELES) | $1500
JULY 20 - 25, 2012 | 6 DAYS

In this six-day program, HR professionals, trainers and consultants, coaches, and managers learn to teach the Enneagram system and typing in groups and to facilitate groups and/or teams of leaders using a variety of interactive activities focused on using the Enneagram to develop seven strategic leadership competencies: Drive for Results; Strive for Self-Mastery; Know the Business - Think and Act Strategically; Become an Excellent Communicator; Lead High-Performing Teams; Make Optimal Decisions; and Take Charge of Change.

 

Complete Program Description 

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: TRAIN-THE-TRAINER BASED ON BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOURSELF AT WORK
| MARINA DEL REY, CA (NEAR LOS ANGELES) | $1300
JULY 30 - AUGUST 4, 2012 | 6 DAYS

In this six-day program, HR professionals, trainers and consultants, coaches, and managers learn to teach the Enneagram system and typing in groups and to facilitate a wide variety of interactive activities focused on the business applications of the Enneagram: communication, feedback, conflict, teams, leadership, and transformation.

 

Complete Program Description 

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