Friday, April 29, 2016

The Star Performer

Question: What descriptions and self-descriptions will you hear that suggest someone might be an Enneagram Style Three?
Style three executives are the ultimate example of the focus on results so valued in American business. They're often expansive, risk-taking go-getters who ensure high productivity for their organizations. Consequently, they tend to be found at top levels in the hierarchy.

Charlotte Owens was described by others as "someone who can keep a lot of balls in the air, a high achiever who's willing to challenge the status quo, and very ambitious. Everything she touches turns to gold." Thus a formidable model for others, Charlotte was also perceived as "aloof," "independent," and "focused too little on the team."

There seemed to be no end to Charlotte's energy. In addition to maintaining high-level accountability in her organization, she was the star performer on a community basketball team. 

"I think sometimes I'm intimidating," she admitted. "I want to be a good leader and an example for others, but I'm not sure how good I am as a nurturer or consensus builder."

Though a superior athlete in high school and college, Charlotte discounted those efforts by saying she had "a room full of empty trophies."

Charlotte's complete story in Out of the Box Coaching with the Enneagram.

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