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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Jenaye White are joined by Ian Morgan Cron, author of The Road Back to You. They discuss how the Enneagram helps you become more self-aware and how knowing more about your people makes you a better leader.
“As I think about the Enneagram and the crisis we are in, it opens up all kinds of opportunities to become the best expressions of ourselves that we can become, to exercise the muscles of compassion and patience and self care.”
“The Enneagram is a personality typing system that teaches there are nine basic or core personality styles – one of which people gravitate toward and adopt in childhood.”
“The human ego would like us to believe we know ourselves better than we do and that we are more in control of our lives than we actually are.”
“The Enneagram helps us see what we are like at our best and at our worst – when we are under a lot of strain and when we are in a good space.”
“The Enneagram is very simple to learn, it’s very hard to master. But you don’t need to master it to benefit from it in ways that are incredibly helpful.”
“The Enneagram can move you along a continuum of self knowledge in a way that is like evolutionary steps forward.”
“One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to believe that your way of seeing the world is normal.”
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