Module 1 Journey 1.2
Here we ask you to take some time to observe yourself and discover which Stages of the InnovationCircle you prefer. This has implications for you as you facilitate the process of Change. It is normal and natural to want to move quickly to our preferences, unless we become aware of our tendencies.
Finding your basic Enneagram Personality Type is a process.
For some of us it is easier than for others. Only doing the Type sorter is not enough. For most of us it requires more exploration and reflection time. We recommend exploring your primary (basic) Type through observing yourself, see the Reference guide for praticing this.
Up to now we have explored the nine different Enneagram Personality Types. Each Personality Type has a number and we have seen the typenames of the Enneagram Institute.
Now the aim is to introduce the nine personality type names within the context of the InnovationCircle.
Working with the Types and their contribution to the process of Transformative Change, we have used names that are aligned to the talent or gift each Type brings to activate the 5 Stages of the InnovationCircle.
For example, Type 9 known as the Peace-maker is referred to as The Stabilising Team Networker. Type 1 known as the Reformer is referred to as the Precise Improver.
The InnovationCircle places the type names inside the circle.
Here we see how the nine personalities are positioned in the InnovationCircle. Each stage acknowledges the human element of change. It’s not just about implementing tools and materials, it’s about how people respond and engage and build connection and relationship with one another.
For example, some people value Positioning and Choosing Direction because it interests them more. Others prefer the stage Bringing into Motion because they like to get into the detail of plans.
What is your preference? Is there a Stage of the InnovationCircleTM that stands out more for you? See the next jpourney.
Up to now we have looked at the Nine Personality Types and then placed them within the context of the InnovationCircle™ using the 5 Stages.
It shows your type preference regarding the five stages of the IC. Take note of which Stage attracts you more so than the others. For example, some types value Positioning and Choosing Direction because it interests them more. Others prefer the stage Brining into Motion because they like to get into the detail of plans. What is your preference? Is there a Stage of the InnovationCircle that stands out more for you?
(Audio 1.7: How you bring in your talents (Me), how you work with others (We) and how you succeed in getting things done together in society (All of us) is now much more focussed on your preferred IC Stage and the performance of your basic personality type capabilities. Anna is a Change-Maker who relates to Type 3, the Opportunity Shaper as her primary Type. This means Anna’s attention habitually goes towards the Stage: Choosing Direction.Unless she is aware of it, she may miss or impatiently work with the other Stages.)
It is good to have found your Type. If not still read through the summarised descriptions. We want to do an exercise that helps you see your preferences in relation to the other Types.
When you have done the Appreciation Map score, we want you to do the following inventory for yourself.