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Enneagram, IEA and a Vision: A Founder’s Journey

The Enneagram, as we know it today, is all about personhood. We use it to dissect personality, explain our psychodynamics and try to celebrate diversity. One of the IEA Founders will tell his Enneagram "story". As one of the early individuals to learn the "psychological model" of the Enneagram, developed and taught by Claudio Naranjo, MD, he studied a [...]

By |2020-12-11T00:14:52+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on Enneagram, IEA and a Vision: A Founder’s Journey

Enneagram Basics: Bridging The Esoteric To Teach The Theory To More People In Less Time

Most Enneagramers learned this insightful theory of personality by active participation in lengthy seminars. This has historically limited our audience to those willing to invest several days and considerable expense. This model of master-to-student total immersion favors searchers of esoteric wisdom ... but often alienates the casual learner. The essential components of the Enneagram are few and easy to [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:19+00:00July 20, 2018|2018 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Enneagram Basics: Bridging The Esoteric To Teach The Theory To More People In Less Time

Dealing With Difficult People: The Real Art of Negotiation

Conflict is the inevitable consequence of personality. Each of us has a unique perspective that develops from the interaction of our genetic traits and our life experience. We learn to think, solve problems and communicate in a fashion that produces apparent results. But, the results can also produce conflict and hostility in others. This seminar presents an innovative approach [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:23+00:00July 21, 2017|2017 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Dealing With Difficult People: The Real Art of Negotiation

The QUEST for Enneagram TRUTH: Monty Python AND Sigmund Freud

Forget what you think you know about the origin of the Enneagram theory of personality! The author of the very first Enneagram textbook will share his extensive research, experiences and relationships with almost all of the original thinkers who evolved the theory. Drawn from nearly half-a-century of studying and teaching the Enneagram, O'Leary will present a step-by-step analysis of [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:39+00:00July 31, 2015|2015 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The QUEST for Enneagram TRUTH: Monty Python AND Sigmund Freud

The QUEST for Enneagram TRUTH: Monty Python AND Sigmund Freud

[NO RECORDING] Forget what you think you know about the origin of the Enneagram theory of personality! The author of the very first Enneagram textbook will share his extensive research, experiences and relationships with almost all of the original thinkers who evolved the theory. Drawn from nearly half-a-century of studying and teaching the Enneagram, O'Leary will present a step-by-step [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:30:59+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on The QUEST for Enneagram TRUTH: Monty Python AND Sigmund Freud

Enneagram plus MBTI: Psychological GPS for Emotional Intelligence

Human emotions add spice to life, nuance communication and enliven daily routine. Our feelings are a sixth sense. Evolving as essential survival tools, emotions are often problematic in contemporary life. The secret is learning how to use emotional energy to bring out your best self and become an effective leader. IQ takes second place to feeling savvy in measuring [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:27:57+00:00August 1, 2013|2013 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Enneagram plus MBTI: Psychological GPS for Emotional Intelligence

Cracking the Enneagram Code

In this seminar participants will pursue the Enneagram Code, in a journey worthy of a Dan Brown novel. We will dissect the modern Enneagram into its components and trace the origin and development of each part of the theory. Sufis, medieval philosophers, modern cosmologists, psychics, mystics, psychologists, and psychiatrists have each made contributions. We will explore those ideas and [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:12:32+00:00July 29, 2010|2010 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Cracking the Enneagram Code

Teaching Enneagram Basics in Business Time

Consultants electing to teach the Enneagram to their clients are often allotted insufficient time to assure the participants can type themselves correctly. This seminar will demonstrate a decades-proven method to convey the basics of the Enneagram theory in fourto-six hours of instruction and interaction. This method allows 75% of those attending to type themselves with a high degree of [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:15:05+00:00July 31, 2009|2009 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Teaching Enneagram Basics in Business Time

Historical Evolution of Enneagram Theory

[NO RECORDING] Every book published with Enneagram in its title begins with a synopsis of the author's understanding of the origins and/or history of this theory of personality. This seminar attempts a more systematic analysis of the evolution of the ideas that constitute the Enneagram theory in the 21st century. As co-author of the first textbook on the Enneagram [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:30:15+00:00July 31, 2008|2008 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Historical Evolution of Enneagram Theory

Antidote for Poisonous Personalities

This seminar demonstrates how leaders of businesses and organizations can use the Enneagram to quickly analyze the causes of interpersonal friction between "negative" staff and their colleagues. Seminar will present a positive Enneagram focused on the gifted assets and attendant limitations of each type. A person becomes "negative" by misuse of his/her type's asset in an unsuitable situation. The [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:15:58+00:00August 3, 2006|2006 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Antidote for Poisonous Personalities

Insightful Interviewing: Using the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Personality Systems to Choose the Very Best Candidate for Each Position

Interviewing is more than matching candidates to a list of necessary job skills. It should be an opportunity to allow the interviewee to demonstrate his/her best qualities and how they will be maximized in the position requested. An insightful interviewer chooses the very best candidate for the job. This seminar presents a strategy to increase the quality of the [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:16:01+00:00August 3, 2006|2006 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Insightful Interviewing: Using the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Personality Systems to Choose the Very Best Candidate for Each Position

Enneagram Arrows: As Seen from the Insights of Ignatian Discernment of Spirits

[NO RECORDING] The Arrows within the circle of the Enneagram symbol are a later addition to Enneagram theory. Claudio Naranjo said they were a momentary insight/doodle used to answer a student's question. Many authors, including this presenter, use them to explain progress and regression in self-understanding and actualization. Spiritual direction, in the model of St. Ignatius Loyola, has its [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:33:22+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Enneagram Arrows: As Seen from the Insights of Ignatian Discernment of Spirits

Conflict Resolution: Forming an Alliance of Personalities

[NO RECORDING] An innovative approach to conflict resolution that has proven highly effective in consulting work with corporations and organizations. It combines the Harvard Law School strategy of Fisher & Ury (Getting To Yes, 1991) with insights into the Enneagram personality avoidance-defense dynamic described by Naranjo (Ennea-type Structures, 1990 & Character and Neurosis, 1994). Building on material presented, participants [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:33:31+00:00August 6, 2004|2004 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Conflict Resolution: Forming an Alliance of Personalities

The Enneagram of Leadership

[NO RECORDING] Political headlines, international news and the business pages of daily newspapers alternately praise and blame persons regarded as leaders. History repeatedly demonstrates the consequences of the correct/incorrect match of person and situation…of personality and challenge. This workshop will explore some of the reasons why a Kennedy becomes a legend and a Nixon becomes a disgrace. It will [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:34:03+00:00August 4, 2000|2000 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on The Enneagram of Leadership
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