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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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How the Enneagram Created a Hero Dad Moment

enneagram self-awareness Jun 11, 2020
 

One year ago, this happened:

When I was flying home from the Detroit airport, I didn’t expect to create a hero dad moment for my teenage daughter, but that’s what happened. I have the Enneagram to thank…and Jerry from Parks and Recreation. Let me explain.

I was returning home from a training course on the Enneagram called “Motions of the Soul,” by Clare and Scott Loughrige, authors of the new book, Spiritual Rhythms of the Enneagram. As a Gallup Certified...

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How COVID-19 Helped Me with Racism

self-awareness Jun 08, 2020

As a White man, I don’t know what it is to NOT be White. My boys are Brown, adopted from the Philippines. I don’t know what it is to be Brown or adopted.

My nephews are Black and adopted, I don’t know what it is to be either. But I do know there’s an uncertainty that is part of fear for the future of these boys.

It's a fear of unpermitted opportunities. A fear of prejudiced judgments. A fear of aggression against. A fear of unfair standards.

It’s a fear I DO NOT...

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Accept the Invitation When It's Offered

self-awareness May 28, 2020

Yesterday I walked in the dew with my shoes off. I did this to feel alive, but it almost didn’t happen.

You see, after I eat breakfast, I’m on my way upstairs to get ready for work. My wife asks if I would see her garden. She’s been pulling and planting for days now, her vegetable garden in our backyard.

It won’t take much for me to visit her garden. But I hesitate—I’m already thinking of the work tasks to tackle when I sit down at my desk. They are so...

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Complete Message: What difference does the Ascension make today?

faith May 23, 2020
 

In celebrating the Ascension of Christ, we've created smaller bite-sized videos. Enter into the wonder of the Ascension in smaller pieces or watch this longer video (35 mins) to get them all at once.

The videos are:

Let us celebrate Jesus the King.

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Part 3: How can we follow Christ as our Ascension Leader?

faith May 23, 2020
 

As you know, we're counting down the days until Ascension Sunday so we can celebrate what the Ascension is all about.

In this video, we answer, "How can we follow Christ as our Ascension Leader?"

We created a series of videos to celebrate Jesus the King. You can watch bite-sized messages or the entire message:

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