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BUS 130 — What Type of Leader Are You? Using the Enneagram to Leverage Your Natural Leadership Strengths

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jun 28—Aug 16
Time: 6:45—9:05 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 11
Units: 2
Tuition: $520
Instructor(s): Wendy Heaton
Limit: 40
On-campus course
6:45—9:05 pm
Jun 28—Aug 16
8 weeks
Drop By
Jul 11
2 Units
Wendy Heaton
When asked to describe their leadership style, many leaders feel perplexed. However, once we understand our Enneagram type, our leadership style becomes surprisingly clear. The Enneagram is a comprehensive system that describes nine unique personality types and promotes conscious awareness of our character structure and default patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Beyond understanding our own underlying motivations, this practical framework guides us in getting along with others. It highlights our strengths and blind spots so that we can lead others more effectively. Practices to develop self-awareness are now widely considered to be foundational to successful leadership.

At the outset, this course will help you identify your Enneagram type, recognize what motivates you as a leader, and provide practical skills to develop essential leadership competencies. Through experiential exercises, type panels, and group discussion, you will increase your emotional intelligence, develop enhanced interpersonal competency, and learn how to leverage your natural gifts as a leader. Even those who are already familiar with the Enneagram will find this course invaluable in refining their optimal, effective, and authentic leadership style.

Wendy Heaton, Executive and Leadership Development Coach

Wendy Heaton coaches and consults with professionals and individuals who aspire to live creative, fulfilling, and purposeful lives. She has held executive positions in Fortune 500 technology companies as well as venture-backed startups. She received International Coach Federation certification through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching, and she is a certified Enneagram trainer.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) David Daniels, Virginia Price, The Essential Enneagram, Revised, Update Edition (ISBN 0061713163)
(Required) Ginger Lapid-Bodga, PhD, Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to Use the Enneagram System for Success, First Edition (ISBN 0071439609)
(Recommended) Chestnut, The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace, 1st Edition (ISBN 9781682611487)