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

The Conducting Mind

The is part of an ongoing series of articles on the qualities of the mind and mindfulness. For the others, visit us at the Awareness


The Fluid Mind

Sometimes our minds feel like a sieve. Things go in one ear and out the other, we walk into a room and forget why, or


The Noticing Mind

This is the fourth in a series of articles on mindfulness and the six qualities of the mind. Take a moment and look up from


The Focused Mind

The second of six qualities of the mind that we focus on at Awareness to Action International. It is the third in a series of


What Does It Mean to Be Mindful?

Mindfulness is a very popular topic in organizations these days. Many companies offer courses in mindfulness and tout its benefits—relaxation, improved focus, better performance. But

Articles by topic

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

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