The Preserving Seven: Excited Preservation

The Strategies: Preferred Strategy: Striving to feel Excited (Our greatest strength, but also our biggest problem when…

Don’t Let Your Instinctual Bias Sink Your Business

The three instinctual biases–Preserving, Navigating, and Transmitting–that shape our focus of attention and reaction to basic biological…

Awareness to Action Institute for Leadership, Coaching, and the Enneagram

Are you a coach, consultant, or HR/OD professional looking for tools to make you more marketable and…

Resources and Recommendations

I’m frequently asked for a list of references of books I cite in my trainings or that…

What Kind of Game is This?

We often find ourselves in the midst of a conflict without realizing how we got there and…

The Core Qualities and Accelerators: Finding the “Heart” of the Enneagram

This post is an excerpt from “The Notes and the Melody: An Introduction to the Awareness to…

The (Contradictory) Qualities of a Good Executive Coach, Part 1

As an executive coach for nearly 20 years and a trainer of coaches, I’m often asked what…

“What Business Books Should I Read?” My Personal Top Five, and a couple of others….

It should be a simple question, but I’m usually a bit perplexed when people ask me for…

Why Change Efforts Fail—Culture and the Instinctual Biases

One definition of culture that I like is “a group’s collection of implicitly agreed-upon ways of solving…

The Navigating Instinctual Bias: Trust, Reciprocity, and Managing Dunbar’s Number

I’m fortunate enough to have a lot of friends, but not nearly as many as my Facebook…

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