Mind mapping software is a powerful tool for savvy executives who want to improve their impact and effectiveness in their work.
I’m excited to announce the availability of the revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition of my popular book, Creativity Hacks: Shortcuts to Help You to Crush Your Challenges & Live a Kick-A** Life. It contains over 100 new pages of techniques, tools and resources you can use hand-in-hand with mind mapping software to help you generate, organize and assess your ideas.
The world’s most creative people develop better ideas by looking at situations from different perspectives than the rest of us. In particular, most people tend to start from where they are now when searching for creative solutions. A more productive approach, according to Keith Sawyer, author of Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity, is to “go back from the future.”
A “force field analysis” is a little-known but powerful creative problem-solving technique that can help you to deconstruct your current challenge into its strengths and weaknesses in – and to focus on those that will help you ensure a successful outcome.
When it comes to thinking creatively, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. Our ideas tend to fall into the same predictable categories, despite our efforts to the contrary. How can you jump-start your thinking in some new, creative directions? One way is to form your own personal “board of directors.”
My latest mind map analysis focuses on a simple, common-sense process to creative problem solving. I’ll show you an excellent template that you can adapt to your needs, and I’ll explain how to do so.
MindManager 2012 includes a brainstorming mode that offers an simple process for defining your problem or challenge, generating ideas and evaluating them efficiently.
A Lotus Blossom map can help us to brainstorm and think about a broad collection of ideas and potential solutions to our challenges. Here’s how to use this ideation technique.
Chris Griffiths, the CEO of ThinkBuzan, has written a new book called GRASP the Solution: How to Find the Best Answers to Everyday Challenges that provides a practical framework for increasing your creative output and tackling the challenges you face. It will be officially published on October 19th, but ThinkBuzan has agreed to provide Mind Mapping Insiders with an exclusive preview of the preface and first chapter of this valuable new book.
Mind mapping enhances three types of thinking that are critical to the creative process, according to ThinkBuzan CEO Chris Griffiths in his new book.