The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace

The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace

by Beatrice Chestnut PhD


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The 9 Types of Leadership draws on the Enneagram, an amazingly accurate descriptor of personality, to help people in the workplace create more effective relationships, so they can be more productive and happy at the office.

In the past few years, mindfulness and other approaches to self-awareness have begun to transform the American workplace. But while it is increasingly widely accepted in the business world that the most direct route to success lies in adopting practices that actively promote leaders’ self-awareness, social skill, and “emotional intelligence,” the best and most efficient path to developing a more conscious workforce often remains unclear.

The Enneagram provides this pathway to greater self-awareness and social skillfulness. Like a GPS for social interactions, the Enneagram helps you orient yourself when you get caught up in people problems you don’t know how to work your way out of.

By providing extremely detailed and accurate descriptions of nine recognizable personalities, the Enneagram is an unmatched tool for business people to use to decode the mysteries involved in understanding why people do what they do, why we have conflicts with some people but not others, and how we can become aware of our blind spots. Most importantly, it can help leaders to know themselves in a deeper way so they can more effectively lead others and more powerfully model conscious behaviors for their direct reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682611487
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She has a PhD in communication studies and an MA in clinical psychology. She is author of the book, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge. She served as President of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) from 2006-2007, and in 2008 and 2009 she was founding co-editor of the IEA’s Enneagram Journal. She offers trainings on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for personal transformation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Chapter 1 Leading in the 21st Century: The Power of Understanding Your Personality 1

Chapter 2 Getting to Know the Enneagram System of Personality Types 20

Chapter 3 Becoming a Better Leader-and Leading More Effective Organizations: How to Use the Enneagram for Personal and Professional Growth 37

Chapter 4 The Type One Leadership Style: Doing the Right Thing Is the Right Thing 51

Chapter 5 The Type Two Leadership Style: The Power of Pleasing People 78

Chapter 6 The Type Three Leadership Style: The Compulsively Productive Professional, or Getting to the Goal and Looking Good Doing It 105

Chapter 7 The Type Four Leadership Style: The Power of Authentic Self-Expression 135

Chapter 8 The Type Five Leadership Style: The Knowledgeable Observer, or the Quiet Authority 163

Chapter 9 The Type Six Leadership Style: The Skeptical, Vigilant Troubleshooter 193

Chapter 10 The Type Seven Leadership Style: The innovative, Optimistic Visionary, or Focusing on the Future (and Feeling Festive) 222

Chapter 11 The Type Eight Leadership Style: The Powerful, Decisive Activator or Moving Things Forward from a Position of Strength 251

Chapter 12 The Type Nine Leadership Style: Leading from Consensus, Modeling Inclusion, and Defusing Conflict-or the Consensus-Building Mediator 282

Chapter 13 What Next? The Enneagram as a Business Tool-How to Put It into Action in Your Organization 312

Endnotes 340

Bibliography 342

Recommended Resources 343

About the Author 344

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