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The Enneagram at Work

Unlocking the Power of Type to Lead and Succeed

Author: Jim McPartlin with Anna Akbari, PhD

The Enneagram at Work

The Enneagram at Work

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Use the power of the Enneagram to become a more effective, capable leader

The Enneagram at Work is the first book to harness the insight of the Enneagram to...

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Use the power of the Enneagram to become a more effective, capable leader

The Enneagram at Work is the first book to harness the insight of the Enneagram to transform leadership in today’s workplace. A veteran of the high-profile hospitality industry with two decades of experience working with the Enneagram, author Jim McPartlin has seen firsthand the way self-awareness can radically transform leadership, strengthen teams, and spark creative solutions. From giving and accepting criticism to fostering strong mentorships and managing conflict, The Enneagram at Work will give you invaluable tools for growing and thriving in your career.

For the longtime Enneagram fan or those who are just learning to identify their type, The Enneagram at Work helps readers explore the full breadth of their type, becoming aware of their blindspots in the workplace and leaning into their strengths more fully. Each chapter includes actionable exercises and practices so that readers can move from learning to doing and apply their insights in the real world.

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"For one to be successful in any industry, no matter what your role, you need to not just meet, but exceed expectations. And while that might sound simple, you can’t accomplish that unless you are part of a team. In The Enneagram at Work, Jim McPartlin uses his twenty-five years of experience as a talented hotelier and enneagram coach, to show us how, by understanding ourselves and those around us, we can build better teams, become stronger leaders, and exceed every expectation." —Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co.

"This masterpiece reminded me that the most neglected fact in business is that we're all human. Yet, so few of us have an operating system to understand ourselves and others. I can't imagine a better book to optimize your self-awareness and leadership. Bravo!" —Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author and Hospitality Entrepreneur

“Some business books are vital because they help the reader achieve a greater level of self-understanding, which is a fundamental building block of success in the workplace. Others are intended to help managers look outward—to gain a greater understanding of others—which is more important than ever in today’s increasingly diverse and complex world. Jim McPartlin’s book does both, always with a sympathetic and sensitive eye.” —Ron West, Golden Globe Award-nominee and Managing Partner, Thruline Entertainment

“When it comes to leadership, Jim McPartlin has seen it all in terms of how actions, emotions and logic come into play. Brilliantly written and reasoned through an analytical model of the human psyche, Jim entertains us with inspirational stories that both resonate and make us question how we can become more impactful and empathetic with the teams we lead. The Enneagram at Work is an invitation of self-discovery, allowing one to admit failures and shortcomings, and realize that it’s less about the setback itself – and far more about one’s reaction to those setbacks in life that define our opportunity for personal growth and development. I would encourage all who believe that leadership, presentation skills, public speaking and emotional intelligence can be taught—to pick up a copy today.” —Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO of Wyndham Hotels

“There are some who gain knowledge through the school of hard knocks and others through books and education programs. It is rare to find these two things embodied in one person; Jim McPartlin is that person. He provides a system and practical guide to understand yourself and others, a distinguishing attribute of top performing leaders. You’ll find this to be an invaluable resource to enhance your leadership and team effectiveness.”—Lynn Rousseau, CEO, The Conscious Leader, LLC

"In Jim’s expertly crafted book The Enneagram at Work, his masterful and sensitive years of understanding the human condition, desire for recognition and desire to please, are skillfully summarized into practical application points to emulate and practice. Service and especially Service training in the post COVID world will be different with human interactions much more complex. The Enneagram at Work is now a necessary roadmap and tool to assist its readers in their understanding of human motivation and the constant strive for excellence, acceptance and recognition.

It’s a must read for anyone in Service, especially in our beloved industry of Tourism and Hospitality in which Jim is one of our most talented and admired leaders." —Gerard ‘Jerry’ Inzerillo, Vice Chairman Forbes Travel Guide

"Who you are affects how you work. That's a seemingly obvious statement, but it's one countless employees and managers ignore or neglect. In The Enneagram at Work, Jim McPartlin harnesses the insight of the enneagram with practical tools and techniques that will change how you do work." —Thomas Erikson, Author of the International best-seller Surrounded by Idiots

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