Using the Enneagram to Increase Your Team Intelligence


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What sets a great team apart from an average team? 


They are united, committed, and connected to each other. Best selling author and keynote speaker, Jon Gordon, says that great teams care more. They care more about their effort, their work and their team members.


What Type of Group Do You Have?

Senior Leadership

Front Line Managers


Business Unit

Small Business

The Path to Professional Growth

Your team will use what they're learning from the Enneagram to grow into your version of a Dream Team with these four categories of Emotional Intelligence to use individually and in their work relationships with teammates, clients, and other stakeholders. 


Study Your Personality, Preferences, & Pet Peeves


Notice Stress & Triggers

Highlight Strengths

Identify Auto-Pilot Actions 

Ask for Feedback 

Define Growth for You

Consider Your Values & Motives  


Turn Insight into Action 


Defuse Triggers 

Leverage Strengths 

Develop Intentional Habits 

Accountability Check-Ins

Practice New Behavior 

Engage in Critical Thinking



Accept & Appreciate Your Team's Differences


Understand Their Reactions 

Recognize Their Strengths

Review Potential Blind Spots

Know Their Communication & Collaborations Preferences 

Get Feedback from Others

 Identify What Growth Is for Them



Relationship Management:

Understand Your Impact on Others'


Work Together to Navigate Difficult Situations  

Find Ways to Use Their Strengths

Adapt to Their Preferences (when possible)

Chart a Growth Path

Open Lines for Feedback 



Workplace Pet Peeves and Preferences 

The Team Intelligence Program™ is a comprehensive group program with a mix of new information and practical exercises for implementing what you're learning. To give you an idea of some of the insights and application opportunities you'll learn about inside, download your copy of A Manager's Enneagram Field Guide and start practicing today.


Great work relationships don't happen on accident.

What to Expect Inside

Multi-Month Program

It's recommended that each team in the Program host an-person kick-off workshop to get build excitement, buy-in and a readiness to dive into the curriculum. At the end of the 6 or 12 month programs, having submitted all required assignments, each member of the team will receive a Certification of Completion. 

Monthly Lessons

New topics covering the Enneagram and ways to use it at work - both with individual professional and personal growth, and with your work relationships - will be shared in various ways including training video calls, audio lessons, and book work. 

Application Exercises

This part is important. You already know there is no shortage of information out there about getting along better at work. It's the implementation part that's often missing. You and your team will have regular funwork opportunities to turn the Enneagram insight into useful action.

Group Discussions  

Your team will meet and learn about and from one another throughout the program. Time and time again, students say that sharing with their co-workers is one of their favorite and most memorable parts of their experience. 

Individual Attention

Throughout the program, each teammate will have an opportunity to participate in an Enneagram Type at Work session, a simple 360-Review assessment process, and results review.

Meet Your Instructor 

Sarah Wallace is Founder and CEO of Enneagram MBA, a Certified Enneagram Coach, host of the Enneagram at Work podcast and speaker.

She started her career as a Manager of Public Affairs for a global corporate construction material company and later as a National Media Sales Consultant for a small business in the health club industry. This wide range of workplace relationship experience and team dynamics allows her to understand and successfully work with various types and sizes of groups, while collaborating with executives in the boardroom and supporting employees in the field. Learn more about Sarah here.

More About the Enneagram

The Enneagram (pronounced "ANY-uh-gram") is a model for identifying nine distinct  patterns of habitual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The points represent a specific personality strategy and the lines represent the interrelationship of those strategies.


More than identifying only strengths or surface-level behaviors, it gives surprisingly accurate and useful insights into the stories we're telling ourselves, the root motives behind behaviors, and charts a specific path for each type for growth and performance improvement..


At Enneagram MBA we use the Awareness to Action methodology. It's a simple but extremely effective model for growth that tailored for the business world.  

Companies that have already brought Enneagram MBA to their teams:

"Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.”

- Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


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A Chess Approach to Team-Building

In his Harvard Business Review article, "What Great Managers Do," author Marc Buckingham says that average managers play checkers, while great managers play chess.

The difference?

In checkers, all the pieces are the same and move in the same way; they are interchangeable.

Sure, you need to plan and coordinate their movements, but they all move at the same pace, on parallel paths.

In chess, each type of piece moves in a different way, and you can’t play if you don’t know how each piece moves. More important, you won’t win if you don’t think carefully about how you move the pieces.

The intention of Dream Team Academy™ is to use the Enneagram to help you and your team better understand each other and their unique strengths and preferences.

Top Teamwork Challenges

What Employers Are Facing


According to Patrick Lencioni, renowned expert in team-building and leadership and author of “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" there are core issues that can hold teams back:

  • Absence of Trust: Without trust, team members may conceal their weaknesses, mistakes, and concerns from each other, hindering collaboration and preventing the team from working effectively.
  • Fear of Conflict: Conflict is an inevitable part of any team, but healthy conflict that focuses on issues and ideas can lead to better decisions and stronger relationships.
  • Lack of Commitment: To address this dysfunction, team members need to engage in robust discussions, clarify goals and expectations, and agree on clear action plans.
  • Avoidance of Accountability: Team members need to be clear about their roles and responsibilities, set clear expectations, and understand the impact of their actions on others, whether intended or not. 
  • Inattention to Results: When individuals prioritize their own interests over the team's results, the team cannot achieve its goals.

Bottom line: Teams that communicate well, collaborate effectively, and share accountability tend to outperform those that don’t. Dysfunctional teams, on the other hand, can lead to poor communication, lack of trust, low engagement, and ultimately, failure.


So, how can the Enneagram help?  Keep reading --->


How The Enneagram & EQ Helps


Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize and control one's own emotions as well as comprehend the emotions of others.

It's a skill that builds better working relationships, creates value in roles, and gives team members confidence to work with others, resolve issues, pioneer new ideas, and drive them and your organization towards success.

Although, it doesn't come natural (or easy!) for most of us - it's a skill that has to be built and nurtured. 

The Enneagram is a tool for helping teams grow in their EQ, allowing them to: 

  • Improve communication skills
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase frustration tolerance
  • React to constructive criticism
  • Conquer doubts, and insecurities
  • Navigate social situations smoothly

  • Create a positive environment

  • Fosters better leadership
  • Deal with change and uncertainty
  • Increase sense of accountability
  • Recognize the customer’s emotions without taking them personally


Emotional intelligence in the workplace begins from the inside out with each individual. It involves team members recognizing various aspects of their feelings and emotions and taking the time to work on the elements of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. Enneagram MBA's Dream Team Academy™ gives your team the guidance to grow and measure success in these areas.


Partnership Spotlight with DECKED

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The Dream Team Academy is customized to meet the size, budget, and goals of each client so the investment will vary. Typical investments from participating organizations tend to range between $18,000 to $35,000, taking into account travel logistics, number of teammates, additional departments who are participating, needed assessments and individual sessions, printed materials, etc. 

Fill out the initial information form here!

Soon-to-be or new managers

Not ready to send the whole team through Enneagram training?

Do you have a specific person (or just handful of people) in mind? 

Learn more about the Best-Boss-Ever School where they'll spend 6-months with other upcoming and first time managers learning how to use the Enneagram to lead with self-awareness, confidence, and emotional intelligence to get the best of of their teams. 

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