Management

As an executive coach who specializes in coaching leaders who engage in bullying, I get the opportunity to dig deep into the minds of abrasive and aggressive people at work.   It’s a place most HR professionals and leaders don’t venture but I thoroughly enjoy coaching these bullying leaders. They are leaders who’ve lost their way, and I get to bring them back to reality. In turn, everyone who works with the leader benefits.   In addition to being lost in leadership, there are several other things bullying leaders have in common:   They learned to be a fighter somewhere…
We’ve all sat in meetings where a decision was officially reached in the room—but in the hallways immediately afterwards, people came to their own interpretation of that decision, or decided to ignore it, or even do the exact opposite. Or maybe you’re a leader who suspects that your team is having spirited discussions about an important issue… just not with you. How do you get your team to share what they’re really thinking? In every organization, you’ll find two kinds of communication: Foreground conversations are those that take place in the open; that are public and transparent. These are your…
Creativity for the Enneagram’s Thinking types emanates from their thoughts.  Here we examine the creativity of Enneagram Type 5. Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought. – Albert Einstein Inspiration—Action Enneagram Type 5 has easy access to both inspiration and action along the Paths of Integration and Disintegration.  Under stress or disintegration, Type 5 moves into Type 7 dynamics and receives inspiration.  When feeling confident and moving along the path of integration, Type 5 accesses Type 8 dynamics, the type most easily identifiable with confident action. Direction of arrow is path…
One of the most common frustrations we hear from leaders is their team’s lack of initiative: why aren’t teams more self-managed? Why do people wait to be told what to do? Unfortunately, they’re not just talking about new hires or junior employees—all too often, it’s their own senior leadership team who’s refusing to take the lead. This reticence to act can stem from a variety of factors, some contemporary, some legacy: Risk Aversion. Stepping into a leadership role or taking on a new project can be perceived as aggressive, or set individuals apart from their colleagues, impacting personal relationships at…
Title: Enneagram and the Millennial Generation Description: The Millennial Generation is increasingly embracing the Enneagram as evidenced by Hannah Paasch’s book Millenneagram and by numerous YouTube channels such as by comedians Leeann and Michelle. Why are Millennials attracted to the Enneagram? During this discussion group session we will reflect on that questions and explore intersection between the Millennial generation and the Enneagram. Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Time: 7:30pm to 9pm Pacific Time Host: Center for Spiritual Life Registration Fee: Free Registration: For Zoom link contact Matt Schlegel at matt@evolutionaryteams.com More information: https://www.centerforspirituallife.com/events/2021/1/19/enneagram-and-the-millennial-generation   The post Virtual Enneagram Workshop ::
Each Enneagram type brings a distinct creative contribution to problem solving and teamwork. Here we examine the creativity of Enneagram Type 4. Everything you can imagine is real. –Pablo Picasso Inspiration—Action The creative process requires both inspiration and action, and each Enneagram type can access these two dynamics along the Enneagram’s Paths of Integration and Disintegration.  Under stress or disintegration, Type 4 receives inspiration towards Type 2 dynamics.  When feeling less stress towards integration, Type 4 moves towards the dynamics of Type 1 becoming more productive. Direction of arrow is path of integration; opposite of arrow is path of disintegration Creativity…
They say people don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad managers. And a lot of us could empathize with this — seeing our own boss in Bill Lumbergh, the passive-aggressive cubicle stalker in Office Space. But now, the rise of remote work environments have created new ways to be a shit. So, for managers who want to demoralize hardworking, well-intentioned employees, this list is for you. It will help you find new ways to mistreat your staff, knowing they can’t leave because, well…what would they do without the health insurance you lord over them? Most importantly, you’ll learn new tactics to drag out…
Adaptability is a person’s skill to quickly adjust to the changes in the environment without reacting aggressively. Why I’m discussing it? I was reading a piece about adaptability. So I decided to expand the idea. Let’s see it in detail. In that piece, the author connected the principle of adaptability with leadership. For leaders, adaptability is all about having a ready approach to new ideas and viewpoints, empowering leaders to adjust and change as circumstances evolve. Using a flexible theoretical approach makes it easier for leaders to use multiple cognitive techniques and mental frameworks. Deepening knowledge and insight helps leaders…
  01/13/2021 – Episode 60: Strengthen Your Decision-Making With the Enneagram: Part 1 — With Matt Schlegel Delighted to be in conversation with certified financial advisor Esther Szabo, principal of Gates Pass Advisors, on her Women & Wealth podcast.  Esther and Gates Pass Advisors focus on the specific financial needs of women in transition. I cannot recommend Esther enough for her careful, thoughtful approach to serving her clients.  In this conversation, we explore the decision-making styles of several Enneagram types that Esther often encounters in her practice.  Each type requires a distinct approach within an overarching decision-making framework.  Thanks again…
The Roaring 2020s are certainly starting with a roar! History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.  I join three authors as we reflect on the Roaring 20s that were the 1920s, how much has changed since that decade, and how much seems the same. Meet the Authors Kimberly Layne is author of Connections Change Everything and principal at the Kimberly Connection Company: https://www.kimberly-layne.com Working with Leaders who want to build stronger connections with their teams, and Sales teams who want to build more trust with their clients. It is proven, strong connections build better business results! Find Connections Change…