In business and in life, we are most accustomed to setting goals. While goals enable forward progress and help us feel productive, advanced leaders that achieve truly impactful results begin with intentions. Advanced leaders understand the importance of intentions in business and in life.
Have you ever found it hard to identify what the main things really are? Have you had a shortage of time to spend on thing you feel are important things because you feel busy getting all of your basic tasks done and keeping things under control? I wrote this post because many people have asked me how I accomplish so much yet still have so much time to write my books, my blog, and create other personal works. I have just as much time in one day as everyone else; I have just worked hard to carefully curate how I spend it by destroying things that don’t serve and adding things that do.
We can only truly have one point of focus at any given time. You could be working on multiple projects (we all have multiple things to manage as humans every day at work and in life, we have multiple priorities) but at any given time, you always must choose one focus even if just for an instant before shifting focus. Multi-tasking is a myth. Given this truth, it’s important to be able to prioritize as leaders to choose what to focus on at a given time.
Mind mapping is a powerful tool we can use as leaders to balance our logical thinking processes with expansive, innovative thinking about how to approach our work. We can also better understand and achieve our objectives with our teams. In this post, I will describe the benefits of mind mapping I have experienced, the key aspects of mind mapping that make it impactful, a how-to guide for getting started, and explained examples.
“An Awake leader can zoom in to understand detail and zoom out to see the big picture impacts.” – Awake Leadership
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