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12 COVID-Friendly Ways to Show Kindness to Your Co-Workers

When I discovered that World Kindness Day is this week (Friday, November 13), I began to reflect on the many times that kindness has been shown to me. I thought about: The stranger who paid for my drink in the Starbucks drive-thru. A mom who, time and time again, has dropped everything in her life to make sure that I am taken care of (and am fed lots of

How Can I Use My Enneagram to Be Effective in the Workplace? Part 3

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I never knew Socrates, but I think he was a wise guy. Thousands of years ago, he pinned the quote, “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” I feel like Socrates would approve of the Enneagram—a test that is used to learn about your personality and help you become more self-aware, so you can self-improve. The Enneagram can be used to improve your relationships, how you handle emotions…and

How Can I Use My Enneagram to Be Effective in the Workplace? Part 2

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In Part 1 of my Enneagram in the Workplace series, I highlighted Types 2-4 and how they can take advantage of their type to be empowered and effective in their career. This blog post focuses on Types 5-7 and their typical workplace habits, as well as how they can utilize strengths and grow in weaknesses to see greater success at work. (By the way, Enneagram Types are organized into

How Can I Use My Enneagram to Be Effective at Work? Part 1

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I have always loved a good personality test (I remember, at eight years old, taking the ones written by American Girl).  I believe that reliable personality tests can help us learn how to use our strengths well and improve our weaknesses. Recently, I’ve been learning more about the Enneagram personality test. When I started reading The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery, I assumed it would