The Blog

Insights on the intersection of leadership, organizational dynamics, the Enneagram, coaching, clear thinking, personal and professional growth, and related topics.

By Mario Sikora and guest associates

Recent Articles

Subtypes and FAQs, Part 3

Descriptions of the subtypes will be posted on the  ELI Facebook page. For pdfs, send me an email an email at mario@enneagramlearning.com. This is part of

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Look Out!

Enneagrammers are, in general, an introspective lot. Most of us seem to have encountered the system in the midst of some search for self-understanding and

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Subtype Descriptions

I’ll be posting one-page descriptions of the subtypes on the Enneagram Learning International Facebook page, approximately one per week. The Navigating Eight is there now.

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Articles by topic

What Kind of Game is This?

We often find ourselves in the midst of a conflict without realizing how we got there and without really thinking about how we can find our way out. Or, since ... Read More

The Core Qualities and Accelerators: Finding the “Heart” of the Enneagram

This post is an excerpt from “The Notes and the Melody: An Introduction to the Awareness to Action Approach to the Enneagram,” by Mario Sikora. The book can be obtained ... Read More

“What Business Books Should I Read?” My Personal Top Five, and a couple of others….

It should be a simple question, but I’m usually a bit perplexed when people ask me for recommendations for business or leadership books to read. There seems to be an ... Read More

Are You a Leader for the Future?

Every generation tends to think it is living in a uniquely revolutionary time. This generation may actually be correct—the world seems to be changing exponentially and to degrees that have ... Read More

Instinctual Leadership: Signaling Warmth and Competence

Humans are contradictory creatures. We have the capacity to step back, think rationally, and reason through complex problems, but we often don’t use that capacity—relying instead on snap judgments to ... Read More

Instinctual Teams

In a previous article I wrote about “Instinctual Leadership” and the effect of our instinctual bias on the way we perform as leaders. As I wrote there, each of us ... Read More