Mind mapping software can help you to be more productive, better organized, more creative and more efficient in your work. Here are 10 ways it can do so.
Your ability to think and plan is limited by blinders. Mind mapping software can help you to cast them off and become a better thinker, planner and creative problem solver.
I recently conducted a poll of fans of mind mapping on LinkedIn and Google+ to get an answer to this question: Does mind mapping software make you more creative? The results were somewhat surprising to me. My hypothesis was that perhaps 60% of respondents would say yes, it makes them more creative, while the other […]
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.”
While this superhero image may be a bit tongue-in-cheek, the data is not. My last survey of user of mind mapping software showed conclusively that it gives its users a significant edge.
Here are 16 powerful ways mind mapping software can help you to elevate your performance and make a bigger impact in your work.
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.”
I try to take extra good care of my Mind Mapping Insiders, because they have made a commitment to grow their visual mapping skills to the next level. That’s why I give them access to each of my e-books as they’re published. The latest addition is my new book, Up Your Impact: 52 Innovative Strategies to Add Value to Your Work.