The Strategic Thinking IQ Matrix explores how to think strategically when confronted with complex problems and circumstances. Learning to think strategically about your problems brings more clarity of thought to your decision-making, subsequently improving your chances of yielding a positive outcome. Once you have clarified your vision and the broader goal you want to achieve, this map walks you through overcoming problems that may hinder your progress. Working through the map will upgrade your thinking and allow you to work through the problems you face far more efficiently. You can then apply these thinking and processing skills to any area or aspect of your life.
Here is a quick breakdown of each Strategic Thinking mind map branch.
- ADVANTAGES: Strategic thinking requires thinking systematically, considering all factors while calculating probabilities and the consequences of your decisions. The first branch of this map dives into the advantages and benefits of thinking strategically about your life and circumstances. The remaining branches explore how to think about a problem strategically.
- HOW TO: Regarding strategic thinking, your first objective is to get clear on your vision and the broader goals you would like to achieve. Once you have clarity in these areas, your next step is to identify the problems you face, get clear on the outcomes you would like to realize, and gather the necessary feedback and information to work through your issues successfully.
- HOW TO: Strategic thinking involves simultaneously reflecting on the past, present, and future. When you do this, it helps you gain the clarity you need to make better decisions. The second branch of this map walks you through how to think broadly about your problem. It also explores how to anticipate problems and identify opposing views.
- HOW TO: Thinking strategically requires curiosity, creativity, and a dose of skepticism. Moreover, you must constantly challenge the assumptions that might hold you back or prevent you from seeing things clearly. The last branch of this map walks you through these critical areas as you continue to think through your problem strategically.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for thinking strategically about your life, business, and problems. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
When you purchase the Strtegic Thinking IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- An Idea Generation Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with a segmented canvas for brainstorming ideas about this topic.
- A Free Form Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with an almost blank canvas for exploring this topic in a multitude of creative ways.
- A Memory Recall Template of the IQ Matrix that helps you recall the information contained within the map from memory.
- A Language Translation Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with a canvas for translating the content of this map into another language.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the mind map (text-only version).
- An Xmind file for those who want an alternative to MindManager (text-only version).
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A Second and Third Version of the map with an additional layer of text that gives you deeper insights into this topic.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix will be added to your account page at no extra cost when made available.