The Enneagram personality typing system figures prominently in my work with aspiring and practicing school leaders. Unlike most other personality systems, which primarily just describe a typology of behaviors, the Enneagram goes deeper, exploring the deep system of inner motivations that explain and drive each type. Understanding why we do the things we do can provide enormous leverage for personal and professional growth.
Along with my Contemplative Learning Solutions partner, Dr. Tom Stewart of Austin Peay State University, we have been writing a series of profiles examining how each Ennea-type functions in the role of school leader. Because the context of P-12 schools and the role of school principal in particular are so unique, the Enneagram shines a bright light on the work of education administrators and how they function as leaders.
We are pleased that an excerpt of our profiles is featured in the current issue of Nine Points magazine, an official publication of the International Enneagram Association. Nine Points has just be redesigned in a fully online format and we're honored to be included in its inaugural edition. Read our article, "That's Me: Using Ennea-type Profiles to Enhance School Leader Effectiveness." And read our complete series of profiles here.