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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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Hiring and the Enneagram

"I need to hire a new (fill in the blank). What Enneagram type would be best?" It's a question I hear with surprising frequency, and I can understand why. Hiring ... Read More

The Difficulty of Typing

"First, there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is." --Donovan Identifying Enneagram type is like the zen saying that Donovan sang about many years ago: In ... Read More

Hold the Map Lightly

A friend once told me a story--apocryphal, I'm sure--about someone following their GPS so literally that they drove off the road and into a small stream. I was reminded of ... Read More

‘Languaging’ the Enneagram

The International Enneagram Association held its annual conference in Ft Lauderdale on the last weekend of July. It was a great event and included a day of intriguing panel discussions ... Read More