The Enneagram – the first step in personal mastery

by Barry Ahern (from “First Train” October 2006, Vol. 1 Issue 2) Imagine you suddenly received a road map that gave you profound psychological insights into how you thought and felt and related to other people. How do you think you would react if you were willing to...

What Type is APPLE founder Steve Jobs?

Leadership in Business and Innovation  by Barry Ahern I’ve been very resistant to typing public figures. Why does it matter? While many of us might do it privately, going public needs care. In one sense there is certain arrogance about it. This is especially true...

Your E-mails Communicate More Than You Think

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda. Ph.D. Most of us write multiple e-mails every day, yet how often do we think about the many messages they convey beyond our actual content and intended impact? Our e-mails actually communicate information that can cause unintended negative and...

Understanding Politics through the Enneagram

By Barry Ahern The drive from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, to Belfast, which is part of the United Kingdom, is a journey of 104 miles. After driving about 70 miles you arrive at the border.  As you approached the border during the nineteen eighties and nineties,...

Roy Keane and the World Cup

 By Barry Ahern “Is there anyone out there who sees this from my point of view?” was probably one of the most familiar thoughts being repeated by the public as they grappled with the Roy Keane v Mick McCarthy debacle during the run up to the World Cup in...