The 23-year-old Scot has impressed at Bloomfield Road after agreeing a switch from Rangers earlier this month.
"Teams need a bit of jiggery-pokery around the edge of the box and Charlie Adam has that, he has all sorts of things in his locker," Holloway told the Gazette.
"I just have to get him to select the right thing at the right time. He is a bundle of energy and what I have to do is teach him to have a bit more discipline in his play.
"I think he will be one heck of a player. But he just has to calm down. He is still excited. He is genuinely excited about being here, which is great.
"I think I have got one of the good ones from Glasgow Rangers and at the right age too."