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The 9 Types of Leadership demonstrates how to solve people problems on the job in a quick, efficient and satisfying way through understanding personality patterns and motivations. In the past few years, mindfulness and other approaches to self-awareness have begun to transform the American workplace. But while it is increasingly widely accepted in the business world that The 9 Types of Leadership demonstrates how to solve people problems on the job in a quick, efficient and satisfying way through understanding personality patterns and motivations. In the past few years, mindfulness and other approaches to self-awareness have begun to transform the American workplace. But while it is increasingly widely accepted in the business world that the most direct route to success lies in adopting practices that actively promote a leader’s self-awareness, social skill, and emotional intelligence, the best and most efficient path to developing a more conscious workforce often remains unclear. The 9 Types of Leadership provides a pathway to greater self-awareness and social skillfulness. It will help you orient yourself when you get caught up in people problems that you don’t know how to work your way out of. By providing extremely detailed and accurate descriptions of nine recognizable personalities, The 9 Types of Leadership is an unmatched tool for business people to use to decode the mysteries involved in understanding why people do what they do, why we have conflicts with some people but not others and how we can become aware of our blind spots. Most importantly, it can help leaders know themselves in a deeper way so they can more effectively lead others.


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The 9 Types of Leadership demonstrates how to solve people problems on the job in a quick, efficient and satisfying way through understanding personality patterns and motivations. In the past few years, mindfulness and other approaches to self-awareness have begun to transform the American workplace. But while it is increasingly widely accepted in the business world that The 9 Types of Leadership demonstrates how to solve people problems on the job in a quick, efficient and satisfying way through understanding personality patterns and motivations. In the past few years, mindfulness and other approaches to self-awareness have begun to transform the American workplace. But while it is increasingly widely accepted in the business world that the most direct route to success lies in adopting practices that actively promote a leader’s self-awareness, social skill, and emotional intelligence, the best and most efficient path to developing a more conscious workforce often remains unclear. The 9 Types of Leadership provides a pathway to greater self-awareness and social skillfulness. It will help you orient yourself when you get caught up in people problems that you don’t know how to work your way out of. By providing extremely detailed and accurate descriptions of nine recognizable personalities, The 9 Types of Leadership is an unmatched tool for business people to use to decode the mysteries involved in understanding why people do what they do, why we have conflicts with some people but not others and how we can become aware of our blind spots. Most importantly, it can help leaders know themselves in a deeper way so they can more effectively lead others.

30 review for The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Ronk

    Loved her other enneagram book. This was a helpful business/corporate read, I’d recommend it. Even my 9 husband (who’s not terribly into all things enneagram) was highly interested to read it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jenai Hamilton

    I love The 9 Types of Leadership , and I love the ways in which Beatrice Chestnut addresses the Enneagram as a tool. This particular book is chockful of information, but it may not cover every aspect of the theories of the Enneagram. For that, I believe Chestnut's other book, The Complete Enneagram is a great book to keep alongside this one. I understand the aversion people have to any form of labeling. It can be an excuse for dismissiveness and minimizing at best and, it is dehumanizing at wors I love The 9 Types of Leadership , and I love the ways in which Beatrice Chestnut addresses the Enneagram as a tool. This particular book is chockful of information, but it may not cover every aspect of the theories of the Enneagram. For that, I believe Chestnut's other book, The Complete Enneagram is a great book to keep alongside this one. I understand the aversion people have to any form of labeling. It can be an excuse for dismissiveness and minimizing at best and, it is dehumanizing at worst. I really appreciate that Chestnut addresses the ethics of the Enneagram, discouraging others from wielding this newly found information as a weapon with ammunition to attack or blame others, but instead, encouraging individuals on how they perceive the world differently through the development of their life and their experiences. It gives us the language we need to appreciate the journeys and perspectives of others as well, though they may be markedly different from our own. This book in particular addresses how the Enneagram can be utilized when engaging with others in the workplace. It helps people to become self-aware and more mindful when engaging in collaborative work. Whether you are interested in either organizational psychology or in increasing the value and quality of work and workplace relations, this book is well worth your time.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Connor

    This book is an Enneagram primer for the workplace, so it reads like the transcript of a professional workshop. I've found the Enneagram itself to be very helpful, and this book would be a great introduction to the tool in a more corporate setting. But I could've predicted many of the principles espoused in the book (Sevens look on the bright side of obstacles!) and some of the personal stories read like testimonials to bring in an Enneagram workshop into the reader's own business. If you are new This book is an Enneagram primer for the workplace, so it reads like the transcript of a professional workshop. I've found the Enneagram itself to be very helpful, and this book would be a great introduction to the tool in a more corporate setting. But I could've predicted many of the principles espoused in the book (Sevens look on the bright side of obstacles!) and some of the personal stories read like testimonials to bring in an Enneagram workshop into the reader's own business. If you are new to the Enneagram, and you want to see results in your interpersonal business relationships, this is the book for you. If you are familiar with the Enneagram already, much of this book will reinforce what you might discover elsewhere.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    A practical, workplace addition to the Enneagram canon of self-help guides. This edition by Chestnut has all the well-structured advice and analysis of her previous work, with the added benefit of providing a few practicable strategies for getting along with colleagues based on Enneagram principles. I did notice that in the epilogue all of the people quoted were type 8s, 3s, 9s, or 4s - and some referred to other 7s. It just goes to show that leadership really is the domain of particular personal A practical, workplace addition to the Enneagram canon of self-help guides. This edition by Chestnut has all the well-structured advice and analysis of her previous work, with the added benefit of providing a few practicable strategies for getting along with colleagues based on Enneagram principles. I did notice that in the epilogue all of the people quoted were type 8s, 3s, 9s, or 4s - and some referred to other 7s. It just goes to show that leadership really is the domain of particular personality types.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alex Bulankou

    I would recommend to only read (or listen to) this book if you like personality psychology and somehow haven't heard about Enneagram before. I didn't and it was a great introduction and given the Enneagram connection with antiquity, Odysseus' journey and Christian deadly sins, I became very curious and immediately proceeded to classify everyone I know into one of Enneagram types. If you are familiar with Enneagram already, don't bother with this book, it reads like a work seminar manual and ther I would recommend to only read (or listen to) this book if you like personality psychology and somehow haven't heard about Enneagram before. I didn't and it was a great introduction and given the Enneagram connection with antiquity, Odysseus' journey and Christian deadly sins, I became very curious and immediately proceeded to classify everyone I know into one of Enneagram types. If you are familiar with Enneagram already, don't bother with this book, it reads like a work seminar manual and there's nothing more than what many website already provide on the subject.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    It’s not very often you find a book that has a chapter that can describe your better than you can describe yourself. It turns out I’m a Type 1 on the Enneagram of Personality chart, who knew? I recommend this to anyone who is not familiar with the Enneagram model and enjoys psychology or learning more about their self.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    This is the best "enneagram for business" book I've read so far. There's great information about how each style shows up as a leader and points out blind spots. The bullet lists of how to work with each style and what to do when your manager or direct reports are a certain type opens the way to more effective communications and overall healthy organizational development.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Justin Heap

    Absolutely brilliant application of the Enneagram from one of the very best, articulated folks in the entire field. Applicable to a variety of environments, too! Note: this book doesn't aim to discuss Wings and/or much of the therapeutic tangents normally related to the tool –it's just not within the scope.

  9. 4 out of 5

    John Fletcher

    I was a little disappointed in this one. Maybe the print version would be better. Didn’t feel like I got Much additional insight but maybe I need a concrete example to apply the concepts to.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pablo Gómez

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Decent observations 25% content 75% repetition

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jon Groves

    Great for business This is not the best book I have read about the enneagram. however this was a great fresh perspective from a business point of view.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kenny

    The best Enneagram book I've read so far dealing with work and vocational contexts and issues.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Smith

    One of the better resources on the Enneagram. I would have given the book 4 stars, but it (unnecessarily) throws shade at the Myers-Briggs. I feel those two models can co-exist quite happily. :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Taryn Nergaard

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  21. 4 out of 5

    Laura Fan

  22. 5 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

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