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2021 demands a return to purpose for Vancouver businesses!

Opinion: The days of succeeding by just focusing on the bottom line are over. Consumers, employees, and shareholders alike are demanding more. Indeed, even our environment is asking us to make changes. Like a spool of thread, 2020 undid many things. It unwound so many of our old and outdated narratives. In many ways, it opened our awareness to [...]

By |2021-04-16T15:16:02+00:00April 16, 2021|Business|Comments Off on 2021 demands a return to purpose for Vancouver businesses!

One-On-One Relationships at Work: Why They Matter, And How To Get Them

Strong One-On-One Relationships Make for Happier Workplaces. Here's How to Bust Through the Awkwardness and Make it Happen. MARY MAZZONI, RACHEL ZURER AND CATHERINE BELL How productive employees are and how long they stay at a company is directly determined by their relationship with their immediate supervisors. But people rate time with their bosses as the worst part of their day, even compared to doing [...]

By |2021-09-25T20:03:06+00:00February 3, 2021|Business|Comments Off on One-On-One Relationships at Work: Why They Matter, And How To Get Them

8 Ways for Women to be More Successful Entrepreneurs

Business Mogul Catherine Bell Wants to Help Other Women Entrepreneurs Avoid Repeating Her Mistakes. MARY MAZZONI, RACHEL ZURER AND CATHERINE BELL The world needs more women entrepreneurs, says Catherine Bell, founder of the Awakened Company, a management consultancy in Calgary, Canada. But women face a unique set of challenges as new business owners. “Women carry the lion’s share of responsibilities at home and at work, so [...]

By |2021-09-25T20:03:07+00:00February 3, 2021|Business|Comments Off on 8 Ways for Women to be More Successful Entrepreneurs

How to motivate your people using the Enneagram and Susan Fowler’s model of motivation

How to create an environment that motivates your people – The Enneagram & Susan Fowler’s model of motivation One of the first things people ask us when we do leadership trainings for LeadershipSculptor is “How do I motivate my people”. And our response is always “You don’t - you can’t – but you can create a framework so that [...]

By |2020-07-19T14:38:49+00:00July 19, 2020|Business|Comments Off on How to motivate your people using the Enneagram and Susan Fowler’s model of motivation

The Enneagram and Leadership Circle Profile: Connections and Complements

The Enneagram and Leadership Circle Profile: Connections and ComplementsPeople have a variety of resources available to them when they decide to undertake their self-development journeys.  Myriad assessments exist to help us become more self-aware, the first step in building up emotional intelligence (EQ).  As with any “soft science,” it is challenging to measure EQ, its improvement, the extent that [...]

By |2020-04-17T02:34:30+00:00April 7, 2020|Business|Comments Off on The Enneagram and Leadership Circle Profile: Connections and Complements

The Conscious Process: Feedback

Communication loops are necessary to provide feedback within an organization between individuals, involving a critical assessment of an individual's behavior or performance, both verbal and nonverbal. Feedback is clear, concise, direct, objective, and an unemotional information that is provided to enhance the individual, team or organization. Over the next article we will discuss how each Enneagram Type processes Feedback [...]

By |2020-09-30T14:06:43+00:00June 25, 2019|Business|Comments Off on The Conscious Process: Feedback

Working With the Instinctual Biases–Skill and Self-Management

When it comes to working with your instinctual biases, there are two things to focus on: Learning to manage our reactions to them rather than being managed by them, and Becoming more skillful at the activities related to the three instinctual domains. One might be tempted to think that doing one of these will automatically take care of the other, [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:47:46+00:00December 17, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Working With the Instinctual Biases–Skill and Self-Management

Don’t Let Your Instinctual Bias Sink Your Business

The three instinctual biases–Preserving, Navigating, and Transmitting–that shape our focus of attention and reaction to basic biological needs also shape the kinds of organizations we create and how we act in them. In fact, most large organizations (without realizing it) are organized to meet these needs in a structured and efficient way, demonstrating that there is a direct correlation [...]

By |2018-12-05T17:22:15+00:00December 4, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Don’t Let Your Instinctual Bias Sink Your Business

Innovative Leadership

My colleague Maureen Metcalf hosts a radio show on Voice of America in which she interviews people on topics related to innovative leadership.   Since we collaborated in leadership consulting for a number of years, and since the Enneagram was included as the foundation for self-awareness that is essential for good leadership, she interviewed me on the topic of [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:53:15+00:00August 29, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Innovative Leadership

UTBRÄNDHET – HUR PÅVERKAR VÅRA DRIVKRAFTER?

Utbrändhet, utmattningssymptom, utmattningsdepression..ja, det har många namn och är idag vår största folksjukdom. Först och främst vill vi säga att roten till problemen ligger i ett alltför stressigt och prestationsinriktat arbetsliv. Många företag och organisationer har slimmat så att vi helt enkelt är för få som ska utföra för många arbetsuppgifter. Eftersom allt handlar om människor – både de [...]

By |2018-11-08T23:11:00+00:00August 28, 2018|Business|Comments Off on UTBRÄNDHET – HUR PÅVERKAR VÅRA DRIVKRAFTER?

Managing Change in the Workplace

Managing Change in the workplace is a necessity! Change shows up in the work place in a variety of ways; death of co-workers, change in position, someone going through a divorce, loss of a home or loved one, and the list goes on. In our culture we tend to deny, suppress or even repress the feelings that come up [...]

By |2018-08-28T23:14:02+00:00August 28, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Managing Change in the Workplace

Bring Your Enneagram Business into the Digital Era

As Enneagram and personal development practitioners, we’ve felt the call to bring this powerful growth material out into the world. But how do we let others know about our important work? These days, having an online presence is essential for any business. Whether it’s to use social media platforms or check their email, almost everyone spends a significant amount [...]

By |2018-07-26T20:43:43+00:00July 26, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Bring Your Enneagram Business into the Digital Era

Do I need a Social Media Presence?

Where did all these people come from and why didn’t I know about them?  That was the question I was asking as a first-time attendee at the International Enneagram Conference I was in awe of the depth of knowledge and Enneagram wisdom that was in the room! I listened to keynotes and workshops that were filled with enthusiasm and [...]

By |2018-07-23T17:33:23+00:00July 23, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Do I need a Social Media Presence?
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