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Kolbe Index - Fact Finder, Follow Thru, QuickStart, Implementor - Specify, Adapt, Improvise, Imagine

Kolbe Index Fact Finder Follow Thru QuickStart Implementor Specify Adapt Improvise Imagine Four Action Modes

Kathy Kolbe was the first to identify four universal human instincts used in creative problem solving. These instincts are not measurable. However, the observable acts derived from them can be identified and quantified by the Kolbe A™ Index. These instinct-driven behaviors are represented in the four Kolbe Action Modes:

Fact Finder - the instinctive way we gather and share information.

Follow Thru - the instinctive way we arrange and design.

Quick Start - the instinctive way we deal with risk and uncertainty.

Implementor - the instinctive way we handle space and tangibles.

The Kolbe A Index result is a graphical representation of an individual's instinctive method of operation, or modus operandi (MO). The numbers in each Action Mode represent different points on a continuum, rather than relative values. Each point on the continuum indicates a positive trait. There is no such thing as a negative or "bad" Kolbe Index result.



Three Parts of the Mind

Ancient philosophers and modern psychologists share the concept of a three-part mind with separate domains for thinking, feeling, and doing. The conative, or doing, part contains the striving instincts that drive a person's natural way of taking action, or modus operandi (MO). This is the unique set of innate strengths and talents every person has which remains unchanged from birth. Everyone has an equal amount of conative energy for engaging the thinking (cognitive) and feeling (affective) parts of the mind to produce purposeful action

Cognitive
Thinking

IQ
Skills
Reason
Knowledge
Experience
Education
Conative
Doing

Drive
Instinct
Necessity
Mental Energy
Innate Force
Talents
Affective
Feeling

Desires
Motivation
Attitudes
Preferences
Emotions
Values


Twelve Ways to Solve Problems

The combination of the four Action Modes describes twelve unique methods of problem solving, or Kolbe Strengths™. Each of us will use four of these approaches, one in each Action Mode, when we tackle challenges in the way we are most naturally comfortable.
Kolbe Index Fact Finder Follow Thru QuickStart Implementor Specify Adapt Improvise Imagine

No matter what combination of talents we bring into play, each of us will be most productive and get a greater sense of accomplishment when we operate in our own unique way. We make the biggest impact when we solve problems in ways that are most natural for us.


Sample Kolbe report : doc/20100707215439_KolbeA.pdf

Ref : http://www.kolbe.com/theKolbeConcept/four-action-modes.cfm

 


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Categories : Life purpose    Themes : Wisdom Psychology Learning Idea
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