"The Enneagram is a powerful and dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Each of the nine patterns is based on an explicit perceptual filter. This filter determines what you pay attention to and how you direct your energy. Underneath each of the nine patterns is a basic proposition, or belief, about what you need in life for survival and satisfaction."
~ David Daniels in "The Essential Enneagram"
The Enneagram types are not based on behaviour alone, and outward behaviour can be deceiving when exploring the Enneagram as different Enneagram types may display similar behaviour. It is important to access motivation – to explore why a person chooses to act in a certain way and why acting in that way is valued by that individual.
The Enneagram’s leadership application enables participants to understand the 9 different leadership paradigms and their related leadership strengths and potential derailers; the predictable behaviours of leaders of each type; and the best development activities to enhance your leadership capability based on your Enneagram type.
The Enneagram reveals important dimensions of leadership styles and assists leaders in better understanding what drives and motivates them as well as the impact that they have on others.
Diagram source: Ginger Lapid-Bogda The Enneagram in Business