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Philosophers such as Plato knew there were three parts of the human mind. Philosophers since then have agreed. Two of them are well known, discussed and identified. The third is the hidden key to improving human performance.

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The Conative Mind

Simply put, conation drives action. Actions drive performance. To understand how you and others achieve peak performance you need to understand the conative part of the mind. While philosophers through the centuries had discussed the existence of the conation, Kathy Kolbe was the first to identify it’s key attributes and how to measure them.

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We didn’t become the leader in conative assessment overnight.

Our Founder, Kathy Kolbe, grew up watching her father, Eldon Wonderlic, research and develop the first cognitive assessment used extensively by business and government. She was driven to more fully understand what drives human performance and began her own research and development of the first conative assessment. For the past 40+ years, we’ve been working to bring insight and understanding that helps people and organizations achieve their goals.

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Kolbe “Changed My Life and My Business”

— Michael Roby

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More than 1 Million People Have Used the Kolbe A Index to Understand their Natural Strengths.

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revealing the hidden mind

Philosophers such as Plato knew there were three parts of the human mind. Philosophers since then have agreed. Two of them are well known, discussed and identified. The third is the hidden key to improving human performance.

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Three Parts of the Mind

Cognitive

This part of your brain defines your “intelligence.” It grows as you learn and is ever-changing. IQ tests are the most common form of testing, however anyone that has taken a test more than once knows that the results only showcase a portion of a person’s true ability to learn, retain and recall information.

affective

A person’s affective strengths lie in their ability to use emotion effectively. Assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator measure a person’s reaction to circumstances and assigns a “personality type” that defines the emotional tools that you use to cope, grow and communicate in your daily life. Like the cognitive mind, your affective traits evolve and fluctuate given your experiences and circumstances.

conative

We didn’t invent the conative mind. But our founder, Kathy Kolbe, and our team of psychologists have come to understand how it works and how to measure it. Your conative mind contains the instincts and innate attributes that define your natural method of operation (MO). When you work in your natural style, you are more productive, more comfortable and more successful. We identify people’s instinctive strengths, explain them, analyze how they align with tasks and other people, and offer practical solutions for putting them into practice – from doing better in a job, to team performance, to personal relationships.

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Four Action Modes®

Kolbe’s four Action Modes® are the modern breakthrough in understanding and explaining conation. Kathy Kolbe’s key insight was that everyone has a strength in how they operate in each of these Action Modes. Each person’s method of operation, or “MO,” is their strength in that area.

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The instinctive behavior to Probe, and the way we gather and share information.
Behavior ranges from gathering detailed information and documenting strategies to simplifying and clarifying options. This Action Mode deals with detail and complexity, providing the perspective of the past.

Follow Thru

The instinctive need to pattern and the way we organize and design.
Behavior ranges from being systematic and structured to being adaptable and flexible. This Action Mode deals with structure and order, and provides focus and continuity.

Quick Start

The instinctive need to improvise and the way we deal with risk and uncertainty.
Behavior ranges from driving change and innovation to stabilizing and preventing chaos. This Action Mode deals with originality and risk-taking, and provides intuition and a sense of vision.

Implementor

The instinctive need to demonstrate and the way we handle space and tangibles.
Behavior ranges from making things more concrete by building solutions to being more abstract by imagining a solution. This Action Mode deals with physical space, and provides durability and a sense of the tangible.

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Kolbe A™ Index

There’s a part of the mind that you don’t hear a lot about. It’s what some people call “instincts” or that “gut feeling” when you’re making a decision. Our secret: we know what natural strengths/instincts you were born with, and how you can use them to be the most productive, stress free version of yourself.

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improve your parenting

The Kolbe Y Index is most effective when used in combination with the Parent Guide™, which helps parents better support and develop their child’s unique strengths.

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Kolbe B results will change as job requirements and tasks change. Consider using the Kolbe B again whenever supervisors or requirements change, and then periodically as part of a regular review process.

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Research and Validation Resources

Almost two million people have completed the Kolbe Indexes on six continents. Respondents have ranged from 4 to 88 years old and include a wide range of ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, all job classifications. With data from business, government, education, high-tech and manufacturing industries, the Kolbe Concept® has been thoroughly researched, validated and refined into a practical system for personal and group development.

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HOW ARE KOLBE INDEXES DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ASSESSMENTS?

Mental assessments look at different parts of the human mind. The Kolbe A™ Index is different because it is the only validated assessment of the conative part of the mind. Conative Tests evaluate the instinctive talents you were born with – the way you take action. Cognitive Tests evaluate intelligence and what you’ve learned; i.e. your knowledge and skills. Personality Tests evaluate your affective “style”, your preferences and how you feel.

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