When leaders and teams are faced with making decisions often times it is easy for the discussion to become stuck in a rut. Old ideas keep flowing through, people can not agree and the process becomes bothersome and tiresome.
A great tool to get people thinking is use the mindmap. This is one example that is free to use online.
Similar to brainstorming the mind map helps to create definite lines and approaches to enable progress to be made in going forward.
The mind map concept works especially well for people who are creative in their thinking and approach to work.
Tony Buzan has written a number of very helpful books that share ideas on how to make the most out of your mind mapping experience. Check him out!