In current times, more is demanded of leaders than ever before. Forbes magazine says leaders of today must be “fast, focused, and flexible.” In the book Presence, by Peter Senge and company, they state that leadership today calls for a new understanding of “leader,” one that focuses on “who we are and the inner place or source from which we operate, both individually and collectively.”
These new ways of thinking about leadership invite us to bring more consciousness to workplace relationships. Bottom line: to be an effective leader, we must know ourselves. Working with the Enneagram Map allows us to bring a more aware self to leadership, one with fewer projections and assumptions, a self that models appropriate boundaries as well as self care. Knowing what drives our behavior, where we automatically place our attention and the unconscious world view that shapes our mental models, are some of the many dimensions of our inner processing that the Enneagram shares with us. Knowing ourselves supports healthier relationships.
At the end of the day, it’s about relationships. Without mature workplace relationships, revenues diminish. As workplace relationships become more healthy, teams become more high performing and revenues rise.
Contact Sandra to engage in Enneagram sessions to hone your leadership.