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Faith Blog: 5 Reasons I'm Excited for the Gospel-Centered Enneagram

enneagram faith Aug 06, 2020

Next week, we’re having an Enneagram Workshop, and I’m so excited for it. It’s not abnormal for me to get excited about well…everything…but this excitement is extra-ordinary. That’s because this is a Gospel-Centered Enneagram Workshop, and we hope to turn it into an online course so more people can participate at anytime.

Why does that excite me so much? Here are five reasons.

Because the Enneagram is a tool that unlocks more.

The real work of the...

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Mastery Vs. Mystery: a Tension of Enneagram and Strengths

enneagram strengths Aug 04, 2020

As I’ve worked with both the Enneagram and Strengths, I’ve noticed some tensions between these tools. That’s because while both tools do measure and reveal personality, they focus on different parts of personality.

The Enneagram is oriented around drive and whole-person health while Strengths is oriented around talent and performance. We must not make the mistake of treating both tools the same.

As the finishing touches are being applied to our study of Enneagram and...

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Which Enneagram Types Share Seven Top Five Strengths Themes?

enneagram strengths Jul 29, 2020

We’re about to release our study on the associations between Enneagram and Strengths. We gathered data from over 500 people worldwide from a variety of professions and asked data scientists to analyze the data. What did we find? You’ll have to wait for the webinar which will prelude the release of the report package.

But for now, here’s a question, and the answer may suprise you.

Which Enneagram types share seven of the same top Strength themes?

(By Enneagram types, we mean...

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Why Your Strengths Aren't All About You

strengths Jul 09, 2020

A woman was having a birthday and decided to throw a party for herself. As the guests gathered, she focused the conversation on how each person knew her. After 40 minutes, she could see her guests were growing weary, so she shifted the conversation: “Okay, enough about me. What do you think of me?”

Sometimes working with strengths can feel this way, and if we’re not careful, strengths can become self-centered. But your strengths are not all about you. Actually, a...

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Faith Blog: This Fourth of July, Celebrate Your Freedom in Christ

faith Jul 04, 2020

Today let’s celebrate freedom in Christ! It’s July 4 in the United States, when we celebrate our country’s independence. I’m grateful for that, but grateful too for freedom in Christ.

Look at some of the freedoms Christ brings:

  • Sins forgiven
  • Place in the family of God
  • Perfect in God’s sight
  • Filled with the Holy Spirit
  • No barriers between us and the Heavenly Father
  • Ushered into the life of Christ
  • Given every spiritual blessing and inheritance
  • Given gifts of the...
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In Review: The Surprising Things that Happened this Year

Today is July 1, which means it’s now the second half of 2020. This year isn’t going the way we thought it would when it started. But we thought it worthwhile to look back at the first half of the year and then look forward to what's coming.

Developments

Although this year has been really hard for a number of reasons, there were good leaps forward. Thanks for sticking with us.

This year we:

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Even Talents Need to Grow: Growth Practices for the 34 Strengths

34 strengths strengths Jun 23, 2020

Even talents need to grow. This thesis flies in the face of folks who want it easy. Unfortunately, there are many people who take a talent assessment, glance at the results, think "I knew I was good at this," then toss the results in the trash because now their talents are confirmed.

They think they've "done the talent assessment" and have a handle on their talents.

Just the Beginning

But an assessment is only the beginning. A talent assessment merely reveals areas of talent; it shines the...

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Faith Blog: Wounds, Sin, Gospel, and the Enneagram

enneagram faith Jun 20, 2020

I’ve been wanting to write this blog post for awhile now, but for reasons of time and focus, it has had to wait. I can’t write this topic for the Work blog, but I can write it for the Faith blog.

I can’t write it for the Work blog because it would scare some folks away, and I’d lose the opportunity to speak light into their lives, and our journey together would be over too soon.

For example, the coaching client who read a book on the Enneagram and said it was too...

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Three Ways to Boost Employee Recognition

engagement Jun 17, 2020

With increased stress to employees, remote working conditions, and societal pressures, making employees feel recognized and appreciated is more important than ever.

Aside from the human relations side, the business benefits of employee recognition are numerous. Studies published by Forbes and GetHppy show that employee recognition improves engagement, customer satisfaction, employee retention, employee experience, and performance.

Actually, “Praise and commendation from managers was...

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Five Provocative Quotes from Webinar on Racial Equality

self-awareness Jun 15, 2020

We had an inspiring and provocative webinar around the topic of racial equality, where we spoke with Wellness Coach Darlene Taylor about her experience as a Black woman, and how Enneagram and Strengths can help with racial equality. If you missed the webinar, here’s a link to the recording.

I’ve been reflecting on our conversation, and from my perspective, here are five provocative quotes and my takeaways from our time together:

“My daughter is mixed race, and because...

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