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Mindmapping with Seven Hills Academy

learning to navigate with leadership mapping

Yesterday, the Seven Hills team learned to navigate their brains as Andrew St George and Sharon Curry, founders of Fathomicity, hosted a discussion as part of the Seven Hills Academy on the concept of ‘mind-mapping’.

Strong naval themes were present throughout as teaching shed light on the five core requirements of any success (as defined by NATO): intent, strategy, resources, contingency and inspiration.

Dramatically staged under an oil-painted scene from Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar, conversation focused on how mind-mapping can be a useful tool for defining one’s ‘mission’.

The process asked Seven Hills members to take an objective view of their work. Veiling context, the team were challenged to consider what they thought Seven Hills, the campaigning company, should embrace as its values. Common phrases were those such as: ‘proactive’ and ‘agile’.

Meanwhile, our speakers frequently invoked buzzwords such as ‘love’ and ‘trust’ as they explained how an emotive team-dynamic creates a platform of interactivity that has been (and remains) key to accomplishing both short and long-term goals.

The exercise laid bare Seven Hills’ approach to business: the motive, the mindset, and the experience that has shaped a young firm of increasing momentum. Gratifyingly, the ‘mission’ expressed by the team echoes that which founders Nick Giles and Michael Hayman hoped to symbolise when starting out six years ago.

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Chapter 1 outlines the concept of mission and how the breakthrough brands of today have succeeded by building a mission that inspires belief, generates a following and instils a purpose beyond profit.