Instincts have implications.

3 ways that instincts impact your team (#3 may surprise you).
Guess what? You’re wired in a specific and beautiful way, and that means you have naturally given instincts instilled inside of you. Instincts have implications that affect your career, business, and your teams. In this blog post we’ll identify 3 specific ways that your instincts can impact you professionally, specifically looking at how they affect your team, and how you can harness your instincts to your advantage.
First, let’s define what […]

Energy: A Measure of Capacity

We’ve all heard the clichés: “There are only so many hours in a day;” “There’s no time like the present.” Clearly, we often define capacity by time. 
But it’s possible to view capacity in another way: through the lens of energy. Based on our Kolbe results, we know what type of tasks either energize us or drain our energy. And understanding energy is key to maximizing capacity.
First, let’s take a moment to think about a negative situation when your energy is […]

Honor Your “Time-Saving” Resolution

One popular theme for New Year’s resolutions is the concept of how we spend our time. This can be personal (spending more time at the gym) or professional (more efficient at work to spend more time at home). So let’s bridge the topics together.  If “time” relates to your New Year’s resolution, and I’m certain there is some tie-in, then enjoy some of these time-saving tips based on your Kolbe:
Initiating Mode*                   […]

Challenge Highlight: Working against your natural instincts

We’ve recently encountered a number of clients who think they should operate in a given way, while their instinct is actually very different. This is causing them stress, frustration, and ultimately a drop in productivity. A variety of solutions exist, depending on the specifics of the situation. For example:
<strong>A. Trade tasks with a colleague:</strong>
<li><em>Scenario:</em> Let’s say that you are a Resistant Follow-Thru (3 or below on the blue line). You are working on a project management team, and the first […]