The Institute for Personal Development BBS supports executives in recognizing and developing the strengths and weaknesses of their own character.
It has been recognized in psychological counseling, religious institutions, in social domains and coaching for decades, and is used more and more in business settings. The reason is simple: it ties the discoveries of modern neurological research on cognitive function with the patterns of learned behavior in a unique way. Additionally, it uncovers a possibility of development for managers and employees, which is by far, more dynamic than other models. Moreover, it permits a profound insight into personal development.
The most important thing of the model is that a structure is defined that permits true respect for other people to a degree that has until now not been attained. The model is simple and easily understood. More importantly though, for each personality type personal development opportunities are presented, which could form the basis of a long lasting personal pursuit.
The advantage of the Enneagram in business lies in knowing and understanding how oneself and how various coworkers think, feel, and sort and evaluate information.
Because interpersonal frictions can be enormously lessened though heightened mutual understanding, this knowledge forms the basis for productivity increases and cost reduction. For managers, this model offers an optimal framework and convenient instrument for orientation and intervention when coaching.
The 9 personality types model is used as background information to address topics such as teamwork, training and development, management style, negotiations and time management. Its usefulness is however especially large when dealing with topics such as “decision making” or in the context of strategic planning, i.e. “thinking about the future”. Each and every personality type has its very own way of taking (or not) decisions. For these personality types, personal goals, way of thinking, and criteria for evaluating what information will be given what weight, are exceedingly different, and even partially diametrically opposed. Observing and processing these differences is hardly possible without a structure.
Martin Salzwedel studied pedagogy and completed an artistic program as a cellist. He has worked for 8 years as public relations direct and chief operating officer for an American consulting firm for communication, negotiation, and distribution. His current specialties as an instructor, consultant and coach, include the global coaching and training of executives in seminars with an emphasis on communication in leadership, negotiation, distribution, intercultural competence and personal development.
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