An Explanation of the Enneagram with Example

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Susan Drumm provides an article that explains how knowing your Enneagram can help you grow as an individual and as a leader.

‘Okay, I know I’m a 3 and that’s been really helpful,’ my friend says over a plate of roasted vegetables. She stabs a sweet potato with her fork and points it at me. “But then what? What do I do with that information? How does knowing my Enneagram type help ? How do I use that to be better at work and life?”

This particular conversation might have happened in the corner booth of an Italian restaurant, but it’s one I’ve had a million times—in boardrooms, with HR, with the person sitting next to me on the plane.

Sure, knowing your Enneagram type is great—it helps with managing conflict, improves communication, makes teams more effective, etc. But does knowing your Enneagram help you grow as an individual and as a leader?

The answer is ABSOLUTELY! That is the beauty of the model.

 

Points in this article include:

  • 2 ways to use your enneagram type for self-development
  • Example of how the enneagram works

 

Read the full article, The Enneagram Applied: Charting Your Path Of Growth, on the Meritage Leadership website.