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The Enneagram and Leadership Development

The Enneagram is an ancient wisdom system that has been enhanced by twenty-first century psychology to help people understand themselves and others in powerful – even life changing – ways.  That insight allows for deep and sustained leadership development that is directly connected to business and organizational success.

What Makes the Enneagram Unique?

The Enneagram is unique from other assessments in that the tool measures the client’s core internal motivation, rather than external behavior as most other assessments do.  More specifically, with the Enneagram, every person is motivated by one of nine core motivations (hence the nine Enneagram numbers), or default ego strategies they have used since they were kids.  Most people are only partially conscious of their core motivation, if at all.

By becoming fully awake to one’s core motivation and its implications for leadership, business and organizational leaders can “wake up” to the ways in which they have been on autopilot – seeing only part of the picture.  They realize new strengths that can be fully leveraged for success, as well as blind spots that can block development and derail careers.

How the Enneagram Works with Teams

For intact teams in organizations, especially leadership teams, when team members understand the various core motivations in the group and how they fit together, they better understand the dynamics at play in the team, which allows them to collaborate, communicate, and manage conflict much more effectively.

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Efficient.  Effective.  Engaging.

Some business leaders think they know their Enneagram number, but do not know what to do with it to bring real and meaningful value to their professional lives.  Unfortunately, the internet is full of misinformation about the Enneagram and self-proclaimed Enneagram experts who have no real training or certification in the complex tool.

Ben Papa has trained for many years with top Enneagram teachers around the country.  He met the rigorous standards set forth by the International Enneagram Association (IEA) – the flagship for professional Enneagram work – to be designated an Accredited Professional.

The depth and breadth of Ben’s knowledge of the Enneagram, especially in the context of business and organizational leadership, sets him apart from other Executive Coaches and Facilitators and allows him to leverage the tool in sophisticated and nuanced ways for the benefit of his clients.