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Leadership by the Number

Using the Enneagram to Strengthen Educational Leadership

Singletary, Jon E.


1. Edition April 2023
224 Pages, Softcover
Practical Approach Book

ISBN: 978-1-119-88048-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Harness the power of ancient Enneagram philosophy to maximize your educational leadership impact

In Leadership by the Number: Using the Enneagram to Strengthen Educational Leadership, distinguished academic and leadership coach Dr. Jon Singletary walks you through how to use the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram of Personality with modern contemplative practices to transform how you lead your department, school, college, or university. You'll learn to effectively balance the conflicting demands of your role with greater patience, skill, and peace-of-mind by changing how you think, act, and feel every day.

In the book, the author provides:
* Explanations of the benefits of self-aware leadership, including the identification of competing forces and understanding stakeholders' strengths and weaknesses
* Insights into the critical role of self- awareness in educational leadership
* Concrete strategies for strengthening university, college, unit, and departmental leadership

A can't-miss resource for higher education administrators and other school leaders, Leadership by the Number also belongs in the hands of students of education and leaders-in-training who wish to maximize the impact they can have on the institutions they'll one day lead.

About the Author xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

Unit One 1

Chapter 1: Heart, Head, and Hands: The Core Dimensions of Human Potential 3

Chapter 2: the Structure of the Enneagram 23

Chapter 3: the Flow in and Around The Enneagram: Wings and Arrows 43

Unit Two 61

Chapter 4: the Dominant Dimension Resulting in Enneagram Triads 63

Chapter 5: the Support Dimension RESULTING IN Two DIMENSIONS DOING THE WORK OF Three 83

Chapter 6: the Repressed Dimension Resulting in Enneagram Stances 97

Unit Three 119

Chapter 7: Stancewise: Enneagram Wisdom by the Number 121

Chapter 8: Stancework: Developing Balance for Leadership 143

Chapter 9: Essential Practices for Developing Balance for the Inner Journey 161

Chapter 10: Essential Practices for Developing Balance for the Outer Journey 173

Epilogue 185

References 189

Index 193
Praise for Leadership by the Number

"Jon Singletary is a first-rate scholar of introspective leadership and how the Enneagram can help us lead and serve more effectively. Leadership by the Number helps all of us become more balanced in head, heart, and hand, and, in doing so, to discover ways to lead from a stronger, more centered sense of self."
--D. Michael Lindsay, President, Taylor University

"With cogency and vulnerability, Jon Singletary invites leaders toward the brave toil of understanding leadership as soulful work. His decade-long engagement with the enneagram will inspire you to probe your self-awareness, generate collegial compassion, and elevate the effectiveness of your team."
--M. Blythe Taylor, Assistant Provost for Integrative Learning, Barton College

"Leadership by the Number is one of the few Enneagram resources written with educational leaders in mind. My research has taught me that leaders are facing more challenges than ever before. Leadership by the Number equips leaders with self-awareness, compassion, and discernment to build more caring educational cultures in challenging times. This is a timely tool worth the investment."
--Jorge Burmicky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Howard University

"Leadership by the Number takes a fascinating approach to guiding educational leaders through the analysis of our individual Enneagram number to not only evaluate how it impacts our current practice, but to identify how it affects our continued leadership growth and development."
--April Willis, Ed.D., Principal Consultant, Forbes Coaches Council, Professional Speaker and Author

"What a delight to go on a deeper journey into the Enneagram with a guide as wise and kind as Jon Singletary! His candor, gentle spirit, and brilliant insights move us from appreciation of the Enneagram to life-changing applications."
--Todd Lake, Ph.D., Vice President for Faith-Based Engagement and Church Relations, Belmont University
JON E. SINGLETARY, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. He is also an Enneagram of Personality authority who trained under Suzanne Stabile. He regularly coaches education, religious, and business leaders and is a former Mennonite pastor.