Carol Wain’s Kolbe A Index


Carol’s talents.

When he/she is at his/her best, Carol starts problem solving with Quick Start:

  1. Carol begins a project by brainstorming.
  2. Next, Carol checks facts.
  3. Then, he/she looks for several alternative routes.
  4. Finally, he/she will look for pre-made solutions.

Carol’s Natural Strengths

There are four Kolbe Action Modes® indentified across the top of the Kolbe Chart. Each Action Mode represents a natural pattern of behavior that helps you make better decisions — your natural strengths.

Improvising (8 in Quick Start)

Carol deals with risks and uncertainty by Improvising.
For instance, he/she might:

    • Create a sense of urgency
    • Initiate change
    • Improvise solutions
    • Experiment
    • Promote alternatives
    • Initiate innovation
    • Originate options
    • Generate slogans
    • Defy the odds
    • Ad lib stories and presentations

Explaining (5 in Fact Finder)

Carol gathers and shares information by Explaining.
For instance, he/she might:

  • Create documentation and instructions
  • Review the data
  • Edit the details
  • Work within priorities
  • Start with the highest probability
  • Use terms properly
  • Respond appropriately
  • Test analogies
  • Consider all of the evidence
  • Rewrite and fact-check written materia

Adapting (3 in Follow Thru)

Carol arranges and designs by Adapting.
For instance, he/she might:

  • Create shortcuts
  • Revise approaches
  • Thrive on interruptions
  • Diversify
  • Switch tasks frequently
  • Be flexible
  • Cut through bureaucracy
  • Do several things at once
  • Keep everything accessible
  • Find ways around problems

Imagining (2 in Implementor)

Carol handles space and tangibles by Imagining.
For instance, he/she might:

  • Create abstract images
  • Conceptualize solutions
  • Envision circumstances
  • Capture the essence
  • Symbolically portray
  • Find intangible methods
  • Create temporary fixes
  • Mass produce
  • Deal with abstractions
  • Concoct out of thin air

About the Author

As an entrepreneur, Carol Wain has created a number of brands which focus on integrating engagement, sustainability, and both personal and business performance.

She works with individuals in leadership and management roles and with aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to leverage the power of business to create positive change.

Carol is an author, speaker, trusted advisor and mentor who won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003.

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