Using Mind Maps Magazine Issue 37

Editor’s Note

By Faizel Mohidin

If you haven’t used Mind Maps for strategic growth, mediation, meeting management, influencing change, or setting actionable goals, then this issue should be an interesting read. If you have, then you may pick up some new insights.

Guidelines for Efficient Team Brainstorming

By ConceptDraw

Many times when working with a group it is necessary and helpful to conduct a brainstorming session.

Using a mind map is a great way to work with a group of people to identify critical project details, develop ideas, engage all project participants in the early stages of project development, capture thoughts, and organize and share them in a visual format.

With ConceptDraw MINDMAP, the mind mapping and brainstorming software tool, teams are fully equipped with the ability to engage all project participants in the brainstorming process and communicate results in appropriate formats

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Meeting Management With Mind Maps

By MindMeister

Meetings are a vital part of business, but they take up a lot of time, and too often the results of those hours of discussions and brainstormings have no actionable outcome. With the right meeting management, your meetings become more efficient and you make sure that their results actually get put into practice. This is where MindMeister can help

Using The GROW Model to Set Actionable Goals

By Adam Sicinski

This article is part of a series of five articles that walk you through various questioning methods and models typically used for life coaching purposes. However, these questions can also be used for self-coaching purposes to help you gather more insights about your life, problems and circumstances

The strategic value of mind mapping software for business (17 examples)

By Chuck Frey

During the past 8 years, I have written extensively on all of the different ways mind mapping software helps business people be more productive, decisive and strategic. These qualities of thinking are more important than ever, because of combination of stagnant growth and unprecedented levels of uncertainty in business.

To remind you of the strategic value of mind mapping software, I created the infographic below. A list of these examples are also included below in text form, with links to blog posts where you can learn more about each topic

Mediation with the use of computer mindmapping

By from the iMindQ blog

We are looking at a customer-supplier IT outsourcing relationship. Over the years many problems and irritations have escalated until a point where the customer finds it unacceptabel to continue as-is and suggests his supplier to engage an independent mediator to solve their disputes. The objective of the mediation is to continue the collaboration and prevent formal litigation. This situation is classic for IT outsourcing: a customer is disappointed regarding services delivered and thinks he does not get what he needs or is entitled to, regularly feels not well served by supplier personnel, and is distrustful with regard to the accuracy of invoices. The supplier experiences his customer as over demanding,miss-leading and unpleasant to work for. The chosen mediator uses an approach that to many may be unorthodox and innovative

Holland’s Personality Types

Tarek Fahmy

John Holland, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, is a psychologist who devoted his professional life to researching issues related to career choice and satisfaction. He developed a well-known theory, and designed several assessments and supporting materials to assist people in making effective career choices The theory groups people on the basis of their suitability for six different categories of occupations. The six types yield the RIASEC acronym, by which the theory is also commonly known:

Mind Map Showcase: Influencing Change

By Biggerplate

This week we look at a superb mind map, shared by Jeff Hallett, on how to effectively influence change. This mind map,  based on the book, "Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change", by Joseph Grenny et al, serves as a template to help identify sources of influence to make changes effective and sustainable

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