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Real Republishing

See What You Think (2)When a colleague introduced me to Smashwords – she republished her husband’s excellent book book that originally came out in 1990 – I couldn’t resist doing the same with one  of mine that came out in 2006 – though a manual dates almost immediately, unlike the well written history of a Toronto landmark.

My book was written to help those interested in real life applications for mindmapping software – using the software program, VisiMap, as listed in the menu above.  The ideas in it apply to any software or hand drawn maps in this now broad software class.  So if you would like a free copy you can access it here.

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A Way out of Mind-Full

A Way out of Mind-Full. Help in a world with too much informaiton

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A Way out of Mind-Full

Here’s what Herrmann International says about the modern workplace and an opportunity to learn how to work better in it  Timely in a new year.  I continue to provide HBDI Assessment and training in Toronto.

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Thinking about Thinking – for working parents

I spend one-half day a week in a kindergarten classroom – and watch the parents deliver the small people to the door before hurrying off to work. I’m not following that harrowing routine anymore but I have been there.  Working lives are so much more complicated now that we are overwhelmed by information from all directions.  We are thinking all the time – but we spend little time thinking about the process itself.  There is help – and you can find out much more on the menu above under HBDI.

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When Ideas have Sex

Author Matt Ridley used this rather provocative title recently to forward further ideas of a collective brain that is emerging. In spite of horror stories that populate our daily newspapers there are some amazing statistics about the state of human lives that re worthy of reflection. Our world does not rely on individual intelligence but on collective knowledge and skills that are interdependent on networks.

Matt spoke recently on TED talks and you can hear what he has to say here

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Networks and Associations

Sample Mind Map created in VisiMap

Roger Cohen has some interesting things to say in today’s New York Times op-ed article.He distinguishes between countries that see themselves as victims rather than acknowledging shortcomings and moving on and those who continue to blame others for their difficulties. He also points out the values of networks. Both Mind Mapping and the Herrmann model are useful here. A Mind Map looks very much like a neural network. The nature of the technique leads one to see associations and interconnectedness. A group profile using the HBDI model shows collective strengths – and sometimes shortcomings. Both tools have value in helping us relate to changing times.

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HBDI in new format

HBDI Profile Package

Herrmann International has recently updated the HBDI Assessment package to make it more convenient for users.Originally composed of four separate booklets these have now been consolidated into a single package which is easier to use.

Within each personal folder are four sections. The first helps you understand the Whole Brain (R) model. The second takes you through your personal profile step by step and explains it. The third helps you understand how your profile has an impact on your work; it also allows you to understand the mental preferences of others so that you can value their strengths, which may be quite different than your own. Finally you can explore your profile further through additional ideas and exercises.

So now the improved profile can continue to offer learning insights to 90% of Fortune 500 companies, – and you!