This is an excellent post of elevating our performance by mind mapping software from Chuck Frey, a famous mind mapping blogger.

Mind mapping software is a powerful tool for savvy executives who want to improve their impact and effectiveness in their work. No software tool is better suited to help you think deeply about your work and to increase the value of your contributions to others in your organization.
Here are 16 powerful ways mind mapping software can help you to elevate your performance and make a bigger impact in your work (click on the image above for an expanded mind map showing all 16 benefits):

Productivity
1. Manage information overload and stay better organized
2. Reach clarity faster on complex business issues
3. Make better informed decisions
4. Plan projects and manage tasks easier

Analysis/ critical thinking
1. Analyze problems more thoroughly
2. See patterns and holes in information more readily
3. Play with ideas, possibilities and scenarios easily

 Creativity
1. Great tool for exploration and discovery
2. Be more of a “whole-brained” thinker – left and right sides – analytical AND creative
3. Capture ideas lurking at the periphery of your thinking
4. Mind mapping provides a visual guide to the connections between ideas
5. It bypasses the “inner critic” – you can easily do a brain dump and organize your thoughts later

Collaboration
1. Reach shared understandings of business issues in meetings
2. Get people more engaged in brainstorming sessions
3. It enhances the group’s ability to do systems-level thinking
4. It captures a “group memory” or history of what has been discussed in the meeting

I agree with Chuck Frey’s points for his complete and specific analysis. As a visualize thinker, I’ve seen the benefit that mind map has brought to the users. As professional mind mapping software, XMind has offered more opportunities for elevating our performance.
I often use XMind for managing fragmented information and making strategic thinking. Then, How do you use XMind for elevating your performance?