How open do you feel to take a risk at work? Are you afraid that if you make a mistake you’ll be embarrassed or rejected? How much do you trust the members of your team?
According to experts, questions like these help to measure a critical aspect of a healthy workplace—psychological safety. But what is psychological safety? Let’s look at what two experts say.
In 2012, Google was curious about what made a successful team, so they created “Project Aristotle” to...
I have fallen in love with the Gospel, and I’m not afraid to say it. I’ve been a Christian for more than 30 years, and even more than 30 years later, I feel like I’m starting to understand what the Gospel is about.
Maybe I’m a slow learner or have been busy with other things, probably yes. But maybe also the Gospel isn’t just for unbelievers; maybe believers are meant to fall in love with the Gospel over again.
We are tempted to think that the Gospel...
This summer I read a lot of great books on coaching, professional development, strengths, Enneagram, and spiritual growth. There was a lot that moved me. Here are 10 impactful quotes from my reading list. I resisted commenting and instead let them speak for themselves:
Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life
Last week we released our study on the associations between CliftonStrengths® themes and Enneagram Types. According to the research, there are two Enneagram Types that share the same five missing strengths themes. In other words, none of the people who identified as these two Enneagram Types have these themes in their Top Five.
What are the Enneagram Types and what are the absent CliftonStrengths® themes? That’s the subject of today’s post.
(By Enneagram types, we...
This week we’re releasing our study on the associations between Enneagram Types and CliftonStrengths® talent themes.
While putting on the finishing touches of the report package—and adding extra value—we revealed some of our findings in a webinar. We also answered for you in a blog post, which Enneagram types share seven top five strengths themes?
In this post, we’ll answer another question: Which surprising Enneagram type has these top strengths?
The answer: Type...
As you know, I work with the Enneagram. Why does it excite me so much? Here are five reasons.
The real work of the Enneagram isn’t becoming an expert in the Enneagram. That’s like a gardener becoming an expert in the shovel but stopping there. No, expertise in using a shovel helps her garden better, and understanding the Enneagram can help you in whatever ways that matter to you.
So if the Gospel matters to you, you can aim the...
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...
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 preludes 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 the...
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...
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: