Howard Veit - Seven Habits of Highly Successful PeopleScott Letwin - Idea Map of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

These two Idea Maps from Howard Veit and Scott Letwin summarize Covey’s 7 Habits. These examples were created during my December 2013 Idea Mapping Workshop in Palm Beach, FL using mind mapping software.

They were developed during an activity whose purpose is to give course participants an opportunity to summarize an article and boil down habits like “Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood” into 1-2 key words that resonate for the creator.

You will find many more Idea Mapping examples from this 7 Habits article on this blog. Every map is different despite the fact that they came from the same article. This proves that how they are organized, the level of detail, the amount and type of imagery, and the decision about whether to use software or hand-draw — these are all personal choices based on the purpose for creating the Idea Map and how familiar the mapper is with the material.

If you want to see the many different Idea Maps from this article, search on “7 Habits” or “Covey” and enjoy the variety!