ARTICLES

25 August

Career Choices and the Enneagram

Kyra Ward One of the most significant moments in one’s adult life is choosing a career. Unfortunately for most, the guidance we receive is faulty and limited at best. With the Enneagram as a guiding force, we open the world of possibilities that each of us actually possesses when it comes to finding a career.
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25 July

Too much of a good thing – managing your strengths with the Enneagram

Megan Biffi When we are naturally good at something, we tend to want to do it as much as possible. When it comes to the strengths of our Enneagram Type, we can overuse these strengths to the point that they become weaknesses. The secret is to find balance.
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25 July

Enneagram Case Study: Pathway Vet Alliance

Kyra Ward and Diane Ring When a company experiences rapid growth, the result can either be chaos or a thoughtfully constructed plan for success. Read on to find out how the Enneagram played a crucial role in building a strong leadership team that is taking a U.S. company to even greater success.
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25 July

Tradition vs Technology in Typing

Megan Biffi As the Enneagram continues to gain momentum and popularity as a framework that unlocks the keys to a better version of oneself, some people turn to Typing experts who use traditional narrative techniques, while others use the power of technology to determine their Type. At Integrative Enneagram Solutions, we believe that the best results come from a combination of iEQ9 technology with a deep, open-minded coaching relationship.
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25 July

Enneagram and Work Part 1: The Leader as Coach

Kyra Ward Leaders must drive results through others, not through coercion or force but through coaching. For many this is unfamiliar territory and anxiety provoking. The Enneagram has much to offer leaders looking for a way to perform this coaching role effectively
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25 July

Finding Harmony in Diverse Teams

Kyra Ward Diversity, dissent, and productive conflict are the key ingredients for harmony in teams. Whilst this assertion seems counterintuitive, exploring the realities of teaming as well as insights from the Enneagram, we find a unique and important approach to team productivity and cohesion – build harmony in teams!
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25 July

Mindfulness and the Enneagram Part 1

Anna-Rosa Le Roux Mindfulness is much more than a buzzword – underpinned by ancient practices such as meditation and breathing, mindfulness has been rediscovered and is proving useful in fighting stress in our everyday lives, our working environment and in conjunction with the Enneagram, it can help clients to see their true self.
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25 July

Neuroscience and The Enneagram Part 3

Anna-Rosa le Roux Early theorists in the Enneagram tradition argued for the existence of three centers, and spoke about the ‘intelligence’ and ‘mindfulness’ of these centers. Now, neuroscience has proven that we have not one, but three brains. When we make the links between the Enneagram and these advances in neuroscience, a whole new field of insight opens up.
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25 July

What’s so Motivating about ‘Motivation’?

Megan Biffi Motivation energises us, activates us and guides our behaviour towards a goal or specific need. But what motivates me doesn’t necessarily motivate you. The Enneagram highlights the unique motivators that you can use to engage different people.
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25 July

Authenticity and the Enneagram

Donna Glanvill What does it mean to be truly authentic, while still aspiring to grow into a more integrated, better version of ourselves? What are the challenges and opportunities that each Type faces on the powerful journey back to self that is offered by the Enneagram?
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21 June

Performance Management and the Enneagram in the new world of work

Anna-Rosa le Roux Performance management has undergone a transformation towards valuing more inclusive approaches, emphasising trust, relationship, coaching conversations, and regular feedback. This article outlines how the different Enneagram leadership types are showing up in this environment and how they can best engage in performance conversations with their teams.
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21 June

Nature, Nurture and Childhood Personality

Donna Glanvill Where does our Enneagram Type come from? How early in our development is it formed? The answers lie in childhood, but for some people, this feels like dangerous territory to explore. How can we explore why we are who we are, with compassion?
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21 June

A Homage to Sleeping at Last

Lindsay Cook For aeons, the psychological, physiological and emotional benefits of music have been widely recognised by psychologists and healers across different cultures and professions. Now a renowned musician and artist has created powerful, compassionate songs for each Enneagram type.
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21 June

Neuroscience and the Enneagram Part 1: The Link Between Neuroscience and Coaching

Kyra Ward Neuroscience confirms what ancient wisdom (the Enneagram) knew all along: intelligence does not only reside in the brain; every cell in the body is neurologically interconnected. Only by tapping into ourselves as a complete system can we fully understand what informs our behaviour.
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21 June

Neuroscience and the Enneagram Part 2: The Three Functions of the Brain

Kyra Ward Neuroscience confirms what ancient wisdom (the Enneagram) knew all along: intelligence does not only reside in the brain; every cell in the body is neurologically interconnected. Only by tapping into ourselves as a complete system can we fully understand what informs our behaviour.
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21 June

Testing the iEQ9 Reliability and Validity

Donna Glanvill How accurate is the iEQ9? The iEQ9 questionnaire offers coaches and clients a deep, revealing profile of a complex personality, offering unprecedented insight into their Enneagram profile. Our most recent research study validates the accuracy and reliability of the instrument.
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21 June

The Enneagram: A Coaching Power Tool

Donna Glanvill The Enneagram is an ancient framework that has been enriched over time and proven and supported by the latest research. The framework aligns to and includes a range of diverse coaching approaches and methodologies... perhaps including yours!
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21 June

The Nine Points of View

Donna Glanvill Ever wonder how eyewitness accounts of an event can be so different from one another? We all see things differently, interpret them differently, and react to them differently, in part because of our Enneagram Type. How would you interpret and react to an emergency?
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21 June

Finding Compassion for the Types

Megan Biffi The Dalai Lama teaches us that real happiness starts with being compassionate with ourselves and others. The Enneagram shows us the parts of ourselves that need real compassion.
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25 April

Myth-busting the Enneagram Types

By Kyra Ward Without anyone overseeing the integrity of the Enneagram, myths and obscure interpretations easily become a reality. In this article, we go on a myth-busting exercise to dispel common and sometimes harmful Enneagram Type stereotypes.
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25 April

The Golden Rule versus The Platinum Rule

By Megan Biffi The Golden Rule, “Treat others as YOU would like to be treated”, might not be the best rule to live by. The Platinum Rule, “Treat others as THEY would like to be treated”, may be the better option. Beyond that, there’s the Titanium Rule…
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25 April

Using the Enneagram to Make Your Organisation Future-fit

By Anna-Rosa le Roux The Fourth Industrial Revolution is challenging organisations and the individuals who comprise them to change and adapt faster than ever. The Enneagram is a powerful catalyst for change, enabling shifts in consciousness and deep transformation and allowing organisations to plan and implement strategies to future-fit their business.
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11 April

Unlocking Your Power for Change

By Donna Glanvill Why do we find it so difficult to change, even when we say that we want to? Why do some people find it impossible to break a habit, even when they know it might kill them? How can the Enneagram help unlock our ability to change?
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11 April

Change your Story – Change your Life

By Anna-Rosa Le Roux We each have a story about how the world is and what kind of person we need to be. Using the nuanced and illuminating Enneagram framework, we can see our stories more clearly; we can begin exploring alternatives and escape our limitations.
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11 April

The Enneagram and Organisational Wellness

By Anna-Rosa le Roux Corporates are becoming increasingly aware of the negative impact of stress – not only on employees’ productivity, long-term health, and engagement – but also on organisations’ ability to thrive in a competitive world. Here is a look at how the Enneagram can help.
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11 April

Help! My Client Has Low Integration

By Donna Glanvill A ‘Low Integration’ result makes many clients – and coaches - anxious and concerned. As a coach, what should you do? How should you explain this to your client? For starters, you can tell them that it could be very good news indeed!
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11 April

Ready, Aim, Fire! Understanding Stacked Centers of Expression

By Donna Glanvill Do you look before you leap or do you consider others’ feelings before taking action? We all have access to three Centers of Expression and when you integrate and align them, you gain an advantage in leadership, decision-making and execution, as well as in personal alignment and fulfilment.
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11 April

The Enneagram in Learning and Development

By Megan Biffi With the help of the Enneagram, learning and development initiatives can become more personalised by focusing on an individual’s preferred learning styles and ideal environment for learning and development. Through the knowledge of the Enneagram, greater self-awareness can be achieved and accelerate our learning journey.
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15 Feb

Stretch and Release: Exercising on the Enneagram Lines

By Kyra Ward The Lines of Stretch and Release offer a tremendous opportunity for personal growth and development by expanding our worldview and enabling us to move towards a more integrated and balanced set of patterns of behaviour. Walking the lines to find the ‘high side’ of these points can be truly eye-opening.
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13 Feb

Gifting guide for the Enneagram Types

By Kyra Ward The art of gift giving requires being mindful about the needs and wants of the recipients. Looking to their Enneagram Types might give you some inspiration, as you work your way through the gift options for those closest to you.
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24 Jan

Resolutions that are true to your Type

By Megan Biffi Most of us start the new year with a list of things we want to change about ourselves. Discover how the Enneagram can help you make resolutions you can keep by revealing who you really are, expanding your capacity for empathy and compassion, and helping you realise your true potential.
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11 Dec

TEAM COACHING WITH THE ENNEAGRAM

BY DONNA GLANVILL High ropes, white water rafting, trust falls and group social junkets… a negative perspective of ‘team building’ that may make staff roll their eyes and sigh when the latest team intervention is announced. The Enneagram offers a new avenue for team development that goes beyond one-off events...
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11 Dec

MINDSET AND FAKING GOOD OR FAKING BAD

BY DONNA GLANVILL Faking Good and Faking Bad are two dimensions of the iEQ9 Integration scale that provide insight and indicate common derailers for personal development. Learn more about these measures, why they might occur and how to interpret and coach them.
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26 Nov

The Enneagram, Engagement and talent

BY DONNA GLANVILL A one-size-fits-all approach to engagement is a losing strategy in today’s complex world. Discover the new individual world of engagement, talent and development and a powerful tool to support your organisation in this journey…
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26 Nov

Enneagram lookalikes

BY MEGAN BIFFI Within the Enneagram there are certain Types and Subtypes that are often referred to as lookalikes. This article explores the concept of Enneagram lookalikes and the ways in which the iEQ9 is able to address this challenge.
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26 Nov

9 Types of Leader

By Anna-Rosa Le Roux Now, more than ever, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to leadership. Leaders who are able to shift their thinking from “I need to be more like other leaders” to “I need to develop my own superpowers” are paving the way for transformational shifts in their leadership impact, influence and results.
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18 Jan

The Centers: An Integrative Perspective

By Dirk Cloete We would like to explore the centers through the lens of the fractal pattern that is structurally embedded in the Enneagram. We have observed three different yet equally valid ways of working with and interpreting the centers.
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24 Jan

Mindfulness Practices for your Enneagram Type

By Casper Oelofsen Mindfulness is a key development strategy for individuals and leaders in their quest to cope, thrive and compete in a fast-paced, agile world – and yet mindfulness practices, such as meditation, may not come easily to some of us! What practices can help each of the Enneagram Types.
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2 Feb

Scaling the Enneagram from Individual to Team and Organisational Level

By Dirk Cloete Can the Enneagram contribute to the resolution of complex and persistent organisation development challenges?
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