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Feature: Discovering Your Style, Strengths, and Differences With Kolbe Indexes
"Many of us have spent a lifetime trying to be what we're not, feeling lousy about ourselves when we fail and sometimes even when we succeed. We hide our differences when, by accepting and celebrating them, we could collaborate to make every effort more exciting, productive, enjoyable, and powerful." -- Martha Beck in her January 2006 Oprah Magazine article "How to be Wildly Successful."
Unlike many success-oriented articles, this one is different. Martha Beck's brilliant daughter had become more and more miserable in school. By taking the Kolbe Y and A Index tests, both she and her daughter validated their own styles of learning and approaching new things. The tests revealed the root cause as conflict with her daughter's way of learning and approaching new experiences vs. what schools prescribe. Needless to say this made their own relationship more successful.
I'd never heard of the Kolbe before. Yet I've known (and been part of) plenty of parent-child fights about school and expectations; teams that either work well together or are fraught with conflict; couples conflicting over different styles. Because of Martha Beck's life changing experience, SuperViva has became a Kolbe affiliate. This means if you decide to take the tests and click through here, we'll get a little bounty.
- Susie, SuperViva
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