We had a wonderful turnout for the Enneagram and Problem Solving workshop. Participants of each Enneagram type shared how they approach problem solving. It was very revealing how types 2, 3, and 4 rely on feelings during problem solving; how types 5,6, and 7 rely on thinking and worrying; and, how types 8, 9 and 1 use their intuition. All nine types were represented in the group, so it was a wonderful opportunity to learn from one another. We also explored how the numbers of the Enneagram represent the order of the steps that a group can follow to solve problems.
We had a great session at CSL at which we explored leadership and personal growth by tapping into the path of integration for our Enneagram type. As a leader you need to be able to access the dynamics of any Enneagram type depending on the situation. Generally the hardest dynamic to tap into is that represented by clockwise movement around the Enneagram, in other words the next higher number. The premise of this discussion is that if your path of integration provides a solution to help you access dynamics of the type represented by the next higher type. Once you have mastered that, you can use that pathway to access the dynamics of any Enneagram type.