The enneagram divides people and organizations into nine personality types, each with distinct goals and values. You might work for a Seven. Innovative and impulsive, Sevens hate grunt work and dealing with the bottom line. Working at fast-forward, they juggle several projects simultaneously and are known to double-book appointments.
Goldberg suggests concrete ways of dealing with Sevens and their loose leadership style: enforce boundaries and deadlines, embrace their enthusiasms, resist playing the heavy - Sevens avoid conflict at all costs. Overuse the enneagram and you'll pigeonhole people. But used judiciously, it can help you understand your boss's motivations. It might even make those summer flies disappear.