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Natural Advantage Session -Part 1 - Oct.21.09


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Natural Advantage Session -Part 1 - Oct.21.09

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  2. 2. <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Session </li></ul><ul><li>How to Lead and Perform </li></ul><ul><li>at Your Best </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the foundation of leading and performing at your best personally and for your team?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Our Objectives today: </li></ul><ul><li>A clear definition of natural advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding your natural advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding your organization’s Kolbe Culture </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>There are two flawed assumptions for success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each person can learn to be competent in almost everything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each person’s greatest room for growth is in their weak areas </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The right assumptions for success: </li></ul><ul><li>Each person’s talents are unique and enduring </li></ul><ul><li>Each person’s greatest room for growth is in their strong areas </li></ul>
  7. 7. The three dimensions of the human mind: Affective Feeling Cognitive Thinking Conative Doing
  8. 8. The Performance Process Motivation Reason Productive Action Affective Conative Cognitive Will Instincts
  9. 9. <ul><li>What is Kolbe? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>What is conation? </li></ul><ul><li>Conation is your natural striving instincts for taking action – your initiative. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Conation is your knack for getting things </li></ul><ul><li>done </li></ul><ul><li>Separate from your personality or your intelligence </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Our action mode stays constant throughout our lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>Explains the link between who you are and how you achieve </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Our action modes affect….. </li></ul><ul><li>How we take initiative </li></ul><ul><li>The degree of effort we impart </li></ul><ul><li>The stress created environment </li></ul><ul><li>How synergy is created with others </li></ul><ul><li>How to target your energy </li></ul>
  14. 14. Kolbe A Index Results
  15. 15. Your Kolbe Action Modes FactFinder Gathering and communicating information FollowThru Sorting and storing information QuickStart Dealing with risks and unknowns Implementor Handling space and tactile efforts
  16. 16. Fact Finder
  17. 17. Follow Thru
  18. 18. Quick Start
  19. 19. Implementor
  20. 20. Summary of Strengths
  21. 21. Summary of Strengths
  22. 22. Summary of Natural Advantage
  23. 23. Summary of Natural Advantage
  24. 24. How Often Are we Wrong About Kolbe Results When we Guess? Spouses – 85% of the time Bosses – 75% of the time Teachers – 64% of the time Self – 50% of the time
  25. 25. Where you are insistent, it explains a lot about you: FF FT QS IM Communication In writing By Diagram By Talking By Showing To Learn Something New Read By Design By Trying It – Experiment By Putting it Together Organize Priority Alphabetical Colour By Quality Time Management Past Past/Present/ Future Future Present
  26. 26. One Word to Describe Each Fact Finder – Analytical Follow Through – Logical Quick Start – Impulsive Implementor – Tactile
  27. 27. Questions to Take Action: Fact Finder – Why? Follow Through – How? Quick Start – Where? Implementor – What?
  28. 28. When Stressed out or Blocked, ask: Fact Finder – What’s Most Important Follow Through – What does the end result look like? Quick Start – What’s another way? Implementor – How do we build it? Mediators – What’s in in for everybody?
  29. 30. <ul><li>Working using your natural advantage: </li></ul><ul><li>Builds initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Builds Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Builds ownership </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>Application: </li></ul><ul><li>Working individually </li></ul><ul><li>Working with others </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>The foundation of a high-performing leadership team is each person working naturally, individually and together with their strengths </li></ul>