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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

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Basic principle number one is that during a dual health and financial crisis, we are all going to be Preservers. Have you been focused on


Power: How to Get It and Why

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (Lord Acton) Acton may be correct (most people leave out the important word “tends” when repeating this

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Beware the Halo: What to Watch Out for When It Comes to Enneagram Training

Linus Pauling was one of the most brilliant scientists of all time, and the only person to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes (one in chemistry and one for peace) ... Read More

Madrid by Instinct

I've just returned from 10 days in Madrid, one of my favorite cities, where I did a five-day training on the Enneagram for Coaches and also got to do a ... Read More

Spirituality and the Enneagram in Business, Part 2

(This post originally appeared as an article in the October issue of Nine Points Magazine, the International Enneagram Association's quarterly online publication. For more information, go to In the ... Read More

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff on Writing about the Enneagram

(This post originally appeared at Oh, make me want to holler/And throw up both my hands --Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues" I rarely surf the web for writing or ... Read More

Letter to the Editor of the Enneagram Monthly

Dear Editor, Thank you for publishing my article, “Spirituality and the Enneagram in Business,” in the September issue of Enneagram Monthly. I felt it necessary to write this letter, however, ... Read More

Keep it Simple

A bit over 5 years ago, I wrote a series of articles for the Enneagram Monthly on a pragmatic approach to the Enneagram, titled "The Notes and the Melody." My ... Read More