The title of my blog is a quote from Kathy Kolbe….
Backed by more than 30 years of research and practical applications, Kolbe ® provides an amazingly accurate map of an individual’s natural instincts or method of operation (modus operandi). Kolbe Indexes are fun and easy to complete in less than 20 minutes. The Kolbe Index measures a person’s instinctive method of operation, and identifies the ways he or she will be most productive. It need only be taken once, since these innate abilities do not change over time.
The Kolbe Concept®
The Kolbe Concept holds that creative instincts are the source of mental energy that drives people to take specific actions. This mental drive is separate and distinct from passive feeling and thoughts. Creative instincts are manifested in an innate pattern that determines an individual’s unique method of operation, or modus operandi (MO).
A person’s MO is quantifiable and observable yet functions at the subconscious level. It governs actions, reactions and interactions. It also determines the person’s use of time and natural form of communication. Understanding and exercising control over this mental resource gives people the freedom to be their authentic selves.
When people act according to instinct, their energy is almost inexhaustible – like water running downhill. But when people are forced to act against their instinct, their energy is rapidly depleted – like water being pumped uphill.
Individual performance can be predicted with great accuracy by comparing a person’s MO with self-expectations and the requirements of specific tasks. Performance fluctuates based on how closely these elements align.
MOs vary across the general population and show no gender, age or racial bias. When groups of people with the right mix of MOs function interactively, the combined mental energy produces synergy. Teams organized along these lines can perform at a higher level than is possible for the same group of people functioning independently. Team performance is accurately predicted by Kolbe’s proprietary algorithms which determine the appropriate balance and makeup of MOs.
The Kolbe Concept is backed by substantial scientific research and validation and is examined in numerous research articles. Additional scholarship work has focused on the historical and theoretical basis that underlies the Kolbe Concept.
Doug Hecker is a Kolbe Certified ™ Consultant, providing unique knowledge and expertise to help people from all walks of life discover how to harness the power of their instincts to reach their full potential.
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