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About Mario Sikora
Mario Sikora is CEO of the consulting firm Awareness to Action International and ATAI’s senior executive coach. For over 20 years he has advised leaders in large organizations across the globe.
An internationally recognized speaker and author, Mario is co-author of “Awareness to Action: The Enneagram, Emotional Intelligence, and Change” and numerous other books, as well as author of many articles on personality styles and leadership, performance improvement, and teambuilding. His writings have been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Turkish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Danish.
Mario specializes in working with senior leaders in a number of areas, including:
-Performance turnaround—helping leaders overcome performance patterns that are undermining their success.
-Scaling up for broader assignments—helping high-potential leaders adjust to or prepare for the demands of a larger assignment.
-Global leadership—helping clients succeed in global roles that require multi-cultural skill, whether they are US leaders adjusting in an international assignment or non-US leaders adjusting to US corporate culture.
-Leadership and Talent Development—helping clients develop the two most important tasks of leadership—influencing and motivating others and developing strong leaders in their organizations.
Awareness to Action International is a global consulting company that offers executive coaching, team-building, and training programs including “The Personalities@Work Program” (based on the Enneagram model of personality styles), “Critical Thinking for Leaders,” and “Instinctual Leadership.” They are the world’s leading experts at applying the Enneagram to business applications. Find out more at www.AwarenesstoAction.com.
Mario can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.267.304.1234.
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From the Introduction:
The Enneagram of Personality is actually two models in one:
1. A model of personality “types” (called Ennea-types) that identifies nine different kinds of people. (By Ennea-type, I mean a person who displays one of nine specific habitual patterns identified by the Enneagram model.)
2. A model of the dynamics of the individual mind.
The first model helps us understand why Tom is different from Mary and both are different from me. It helps us make sense of people and why they sometimes do the strange (to us, at least) things that they do. This is its most simple use, and the one that is fraught with danger—people are unique and they are endlessly complex; any simplistic attempt to categorize them and put them into easy boxes is sure to lead to stereotyping and overlooking the richness and depth of the individual.
At the same time, these patterns of habitual behavior that fall into these nine broad categories are real and it can help to see the habitual patterns that plague us as long as we remember to also step back and see the complexity and variation beneath the simple labels. Assuming that all Ennea-type Nines, for example, are exactly alike is like assuming that all Europeans or all basketball players are exactly alike. Thinking about people in terms of their Ennea-type should be the start of our attempts to understand them, not the end.
From the introduction:
"“Awareness to Action Leadership” is as much an attitude as it is a model for leadership. At its core is the belief that effective leadership starts with awareness— self-awareness, an understanding of others, and the ability to see our environment with as few distortions and filters as possible. Building upon awareness is authenticity—the willingness and ability to adapt to our environment; the capacity to change, but to change in a way that stays true to our fundamental values and temperament. Finally, and one could argue most importantly, comes the ability to take action—to act effectively and efficiently, to execute, and to drive execution throughout the organization.
I have developed a leadership model over the past 15 years that identifies 12 competencies separated into four groups, with each group represented by a simple, dynamic model.* These are competencies that I have I have found to be useful to be useful to my clients—leaders of large and small organizations on five continents. The articles in this collection, to the degree possible, are divided into sections relating to those 12 competencies. They are articles that I have written over the past five years or so, and they were not written with the plan to eventually gather them in a collection such as this. Therefore, I will ask the reader’s forgiveness for the overlap and redundancies in some of the articles, but each article included adds some value that is not found in other articles in the collection."
Il libro esplora il rapporto tra i nove differenti tipi di personalità dell’Enneagramma e l’Intelligenza emotiva. La sintesi fra questi due strumenti costituisce il metodo Awareness to Action, una tecnica innovativa che i due autori propongono per diventare più efficienti nel lavoro e più flessibili nelle relazioni e nella vita. Quando proviamo ad attuare un cambiamento – in ambito professionale, personale e relazionale – dobbiamo sormontare un fattore essenziale, vale a dire i nostri pensieri e comportamenti abituali. Questi derivano dal nostro tipo di personalità, influenzano le nostre competenze emotive e si consolidano in specifiche forme di resistenza. Il metodo Awareness to Action esamina le strategie che adottiamo per affrontare la vita e l’impatto che le stesse hanno sulla nostra realizzazione. Affrontando temi come la costruzione delle relazioni, la risoluzione dei conflitti e lo sviluppo personale, il libro si rivolge non solo a chi vuole raggiungere una più profonda conoscenza di sé e incrementare il proprio potenziale, ma anche a manager responsabili delle risorse umane.