Afghanistan Stability - Planistan Mind Map

Afghanistan - Popular Support Mind Map

Afghanistan - Governance Mind Map

Afghanistan - Development Idea Map

Afghanistan - Security Mind Map

Afghanistan - Information Systems Idea Map

Last night on the Rachel Maddow show, Rachel stated people will see this example of the Afghanistan battle plan (known as the “Planistan”) as genius because the entire plan is shown visually on one piece of paper. So Idea Mapping and visual thinking have made it to the White House! This Joint Chiefs of Staff document illustrates the daunting complexity of this issue — exactly one of the many benefits of Idea Mapping and visual communication.

This map of the stability plan highlights how to gain popular support, governance, development, security, and information systems. Thank you to April Scarlett who attended my Idea Mapping Workshop with the Saline Leadership Institute two weeks ago for bringing this to my attention.