Mind mapping has come a long way since Tony Buzan first conceptualized it in the 1960s. It has been made even more relevant by its convergence with 21st-century technology. This convergence has proven useful in the world of education, in particular, where technology’s role is ever-expanding.
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Ideas can be broken down into bite-sized pieces of information that can then be used for purposeful and results-oriented activities – including planning, brainstorming, and training. Deconstructing ideas and capturing meaningful information has never been easier than with a mind map. This software helps with memory-enhancing notetaking, enables you to document flashes of inspiration, and facilitates brainstorming on more complex ideas.
Good problem-solving skills are essential, allowing us to overcome obstacles and take the best course of action. This article will examine divergent thinking and how fostering divergent thinking can help develop your problem-solving skills. Then we will look at what mind mapping is and how it can help you become a more divergent thinker.
Imagine walking into your next project brainstorming meeting knowing you have a powerful tool to help the team visually and creatively design an effective solution. And once the project is defined and outlined, you and the team will have better success at implementing solutions quickly because you understand the aspects and tasks required. This scenario is possible with MindMapper software.
Each new year many of us come up with a list of resolutions that we are determined to follow through on. Some of us want to quit smoking, eat healthier, or exercise more often. No matter the resolution, however, the odds are against us to keep them for the entire year. According to the U.S. News and World Report, 80% of people who make new year’s resolutions give up on them by the second week of February.
This year, before embarking on a quest to stick with your new year’s resolution, try a few tips that will help you make the changes that you can keep for the entire year ahead.
Over the years, mind mapping software has evolved from purely a mind mapping tool into a multi-faceted, multi-purpose visual mapping solution with limitless possibilities for use in many different applications and industries. Despite this evolution, the workflow associated with using mind mapping software remains the same. It still hinges on three basic factors: capturing, organizing and implementing ideas.
If there is one thing that every human being has – something that brings us all together – it would be the power to dream. Everyone has aspirations of doing something and being better. The key to any kind of success, whether long-term or short-term is being genuinely motivated. We’ve all felt ourselves facing a hurdle on the journey towards our goal that has nothing to do with the goal itself. It is generated because our motivation slips. It’s a rare ability to wake up each day and feel motivated; even the most creative and brilliant people can find themselves stuck in a rut, where it feels like every day is a struggle. It’s all too easy to lose track of the big picture; your goals, dreams, and hopes for the future. Here are the most effective motivation techniques to help you stick to your goals.
The sad news is that there’s no magical trick to suddenly become more creative. The good news is that it is still entirely possible to cultivate creativity. You can take the creativity you have and – with the right amount of effort and time – build on it and make it more than it is.
Creativity is much like any other skill in that you should discover role models who display the talents and abilities you want. Use them as examples and follow their lead to boost your own skills. There are several ways you can go about boosting your creativity. Creative thinking allows you to solve problems, create better art, and see the truth and beauty of everything. Here are five habits of highly creative people.
If creativity is essential to your line of work, nothing is worse professionally than a creative block. Use these five techniques to get energy and inspiration moving in positive directions again:
Change is an inevitable constant forever altering and shaping the world around us. Bulky typewriters have been replaced by smaller and sleeker computers; VHS tapes have become a thing of the past, replaced by DVDs (which are being replaced by digital downloads); and bulky TVs and massive CRT monitors have become relics of a forgotten era. The modern era is changing all the time, and it’s become impossible to maintain the standard way of doing things. The old ways are not able to keep up with the speed of change. The only way to give yourself a competitive advantage in the global market is to become an agent of change yourself.