Podcast – Episode 0193 – Enneagram Leadership (Part 2)
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In this episode, Joel and Antonia continue their discussion with Dr. Beatrice Chestnut about Enneagram leadership.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Part 1 of this series
- The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace
- The more you understand yourself, default patterns, reactions, focus points and the differences of others, the easier it is to work with others.
- Manage yourself and your responses.
- Be more flexible and have more empathy for others.
- Every combination has ways they may get along well or cause friction.
- If you know yourself and you know where they’re coming from you can have a better understanding of what is needed to work together better.
- We can come in with biases against or for other types.
- Enneagram is a constant reminder to stop stereotyping and instead go within.
- Be aware of yourself and what you may be bringing into the situation or projecting onto someone else.
- Use the Enneagram to ask, “What is it about me that is creating the situation?”
- Enneagram 6 may poke holes in ideas too soon due to their tendency to be the devil’s advocate.
- There is a section in each chapter for what each type can do to be easier to work with.
- From the book, Type 6: “Not everyone needs as much time and space to question and plan proposals… It will help 6s to clarify intentions when they push back or question other’s work.”
- Types 8 & 3 tend to gravitate toward leadership roles.
- If you come to the table recognizing yours is not the only perspective you can get along with everybody.
- If most people have 8s and 3s bosses, is there anything they can do to navigate that space?
- The book contains tips to help each of us get along with other types.
- From the book, how to get along with 3s: “
- Be competent and get things done.
- If you don’t do your job timely or correctly, be accountable for your mistakes.
- 3s like to be left alone when working.
- Be mindful of 3s preferred pace.
- They move really fast. Don’t waste their time.
- They are sensitive to long meetings or drawn out conversations.
- Communicate with them in bullet points.
- Relationships will be secondary to work.
- Don’t expect them to want to deal with your feelings.
- Communicate your feelings in a way that is not emotional.
- 3s avoid failure at all costs. It is their kryptonite.
- Recognize their achievements.
- Antonia (Enneagram 3): “I’ve had to recognize that honoring people’s emotions and keeping morale high is not my strong suit. I also appreciate it when the team has my back, even when I fail.”
- Sometimes we can overcorrect.
- From the book, how to get along with 8s:
- Make sure and tell them the truth.
- Be honest.
- Don’t hide things or undermine their authority.
- Don’t beat around the bush.
- Be brief, direct, and to the point.
- Don’t waste their time.
- They respect independent workers.
- Support them in taking action.
- Don’t slow them down or interrupt them.
- Support their forward momentum.
- Ask them to pause before they work, which will be of service to them.
- Try not to be afraid of conflict with them.
- They respect people who aren’t afraid to meet them assertively.
- Use the 8 in your life as an exercise to develop your conflict muscles.
- “Every organization is a shadow of its leader.”
- Leaders have weighted presence in the company and will develop the company to mirror their preferred communication strategy.
- Sometimes that is true – and sometimes it isn’t.
- Leaders will unconsciously hire someone of their type.
- Their blind spots can become blind spots of the organization.
- As a leader, ask yourself what your blind spots may be. See them and create a path for growth based upon them.
- Underlying principle:
- Know thyself.
- Understand yourself.
- Put out effort to do some personal self-awareness work.
- The more you know yourself, the more you will be able to understand your strengths, weaknesses, and projections.
- Also modeling self-awareness and self-responsibility for others is huge in a leadership situation.
- Own your mistakes.
- Apologize, and people will trust you more.
- Grab yourself a copy of Beatrice’s book – The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace
- Enneagram Roadmap
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