9 Types of Leaders


As a leader, both your strengths and personal limitations have a huge impact on your staff and colleagues.  The Enneagram makes possible an accurate assessment of your leadership strengths and challenges, and provides a development path for better decision-making, successful relationships, and getting results. 

Type One Leaders

This type of leader focuses on improvement, getting things right, making things as perfect as they can be, being ethical, following the rules and applying high standards. Blind spots: Being reactive and critical, overly involved in operational details, opinionated, and inflexible

Type Two Leaders

This leader develops strong relationships, inspire their team with their ability to connect emotionally and empathise.  Blind Spots: Being overly relationship-focused, having difficulty saying no or setting boundaries, and being too involved

Type Three Leaders

Are passionately driven to excel and lead through clear goals, focus and a 'can-do' energy. Their commitment to success  often ensures excellent results and accompanying commitment from their team. Blind spots: Being too competitive, abrupt when stressed, impatient with lengthy conversations, and over-working

Type Four Leaders

Are often compelling, charismatic, creative and inspired deep-thinkers, inspiring their teams to excel similarly using their own individual values and strengths. Blind spots:Being too intense or moody, over-emphasise feelings, over-sensitive, and withdrawn

Type Five Leaders

Lead through logic and planning. Are original, visionary, deep-thinking leaders, able to create extraordinary results with their analytical and creative thinking. Blind Spots: Being detached, remote or aloof, overly independent, discomfort engaging others, and overly cerebral


Type Six Leaders

Are engaging, committed, hard-working leaders who inspire their team by creating a problem-solving environment. Blind Spots: Being too wary and cautious or too risk-taking, too compliant or too defiant, and projecting feelings and thought

Type Seven Leaders

Are focused on coming up with new ideas and planning for the future. They are optimistic, enthusiastic with high energy. Blind Spots: Being impulsive and unfocused, avoiding difficult issues.

Type Eight Leaders

Are big-picture thinkers, like to make big things happen, Lead through strategic vision, understanding influence networks, honesty, boldness, and action. Blind Spots: Being over-controlling and demanding. Can over-extend to exhaustion.

Type Nine Leaders

Leads by consensus  and are a natural mediator and want to make sure everyone is heard and different points of view are considered when making plans and coming to decisions.  Blind Spots: Being unassertive, conflict avoidant, overly accommodating, and being indecisive or low energy.