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What if you could always operate at your peak performance?


Leaders in the productivity space suggest the way to get more done and make the largest impact is to focus on your strengths. Knowing your strengths allows you to know which areas to focus your attention, but more importantly which ones to avoid. Uncovering your Superpower or your conative strengths will unlock your success in leading and communicating with those around you.


Kathy Kolbe is a pioneer in the space of conative education and testing. The Kolbe Corporation recognizes the difference between cognative and conative. Cognative is more closely related to your ability to reason or capacity to learn. While conative is aligned with your natural tendencies for taking action or doing. She has created an easy test that will apply indexes or a score to your natural tendencies. I equate this understanding to uncovering your superpower because it provides you with a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you. When used in business and personal relationships it can even provide you with an unfair advantage on how to communicate and lead.


See this sample of The Kolbe A Index Summary. You will notice below that it provides a numeric value in the following categories, Fact Finder, Follow Thru, Quick Start and Implementor.




Leadership Impact

Knowing your strength is like knowing your Super Power. This level of knowledge helps to explain why you are the way you are and will give you insight as to how to you will perform in any situation. This trait typically doesn’t change throughout you life; it is a part of your genetic wiring. As stated it will likely not change throughout your life but how you learn to adapt to your tendencies is a major part of developing as a person and as a leader. Your leadership impact will dramatically take off when you learn your superpower and how to apply it in building your organization.


Many people struggle with saying “yes” to often. When you are a part of a church, team, office environment or frankly any organization everyone knows who the doers are; they are the automatic go to people (because they won’t say No). There are times when you should say, “no” because it isn’t a good fit for you and you don’t end up doing the job that you should. If you refuse to say no, it is then most important to know not only your strengths but your teammates strengths as well. This will help you to assign tasks, communication methods and timelines to each member which is conducive to their strengths.


Communication Impact

Your communication skills greatly increase once you recognize your superpower. Being familiar with the Kolbe Index process provides guidance on how to communicate with those around you on your team or even within your critical relationships. At Drive Planning we focus on each others Index when communicating so that we provide the right amount of details and in the format which is conducive to the person receiving the information’s strengths.



Taking the Kolbe A Index test, which is quick and easy, will help to uncover your superpower. Focusing on your strengths will allow you to become a better leader and communicator both at home and in the work place. You may even want to follow the links below for testing your Children or understanding your Financial Decision Making Tendencies.


Benefits of The Kolbe A Index

  • Discover striving instincts (conative strengths)
  • Better results at work, home and life
  • Grow by improving communication and leadership skills
  • Easy to complete with instant online results
  • Goes beyond what personality tests say


Kolbe A Index – Take the Test Here


Additional Tests

Kolbe Youth Index          Kolbe Financial MO

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For a child measuring success comes in many forms. Most of which we are really familiar with like, grades, batting avg., wins or losses in sports or other competitions. How about when we become an adult; How then do we measure success? Far too often it is measured by your career or more accurately stated how much money you have or make.


As most of my readers know, I have served my clients for the past 20 years primarily assisting or directing their financial or business planning. In that realm we are definitely measured by how well we are doing financially. All to often I have seen individuals who had plenty of money but weren’t very happy. If asked they would have even shared with you that they didn’t even feel successful. I have shared this story over the past few years with people and it is either met as an in-explainable phenomena or agreed with entirely. It all depends upon the person receiving the message and where they are personally and financially.


So what do we do with this knowledge or question about success? I asked myself this question a few years ago and ultimately it led me to create Drive Planning. My firm, Drive Planning aims to create an intentional approach to becoming a successful person. But it still begs the question as to what is a successful person?


Reviewing numerous case studies and interviewing numerous individuals. Taking into account social status, economic status, gender, age and cultural differences; we established three areas which we needed to focus. The three areas being Relationally Rich, Physically Fit and Financially Free. The research found that if a person were to create measurable and attainable goals which are continuously sought after in these areas they will reach what we believe to be success!


In an effort to continually refine our process I would like your feedback. We have created a 3 Question Survey which is free, quick and anonymous. Please take 3 minutes and provide us with your insight.


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Thank you for following along and especially for assisting in the survey! Please feel free to comment and share any additional thoughts with me on Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn






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