This is the 7th idea map in a series I started back in 2007. As part of the Idea Mapping Workshop participants read an article that summaries Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Each idea map ends up looking quite different which initially concerns people. In fact, their maps should look different because they should be created based on the individuals unique purpose, previous knowledge of the material, style, and trust in their ability to remember what words and symbols meant at the time of creation. I literally  had one participant think that I had tricked everyone into reading different articles on the same topic!


This week I taught at CPPIB (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board) in Toronto.  Jason Koulouras is the Director of Data Services and the person responsible for bringing the workshop to their organization. He’s been using MindManager since the fall of 2008 and decided to create his map via software. If you want to see the others in the series, search on “did we read the same article” and you must use the quotes. Or see these links:

If you would like the MindManager version of this map, email me at jamie(at)ideamappingsuccess(dot)com. Thanks Jason!