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Volume: II     Number: 10 Productive Learning Systems, Altanta, GA October, 2003
What's Inside?

Newsletter Special:


Memory Aerobics Online and Live

Do you ever feel like your brain is losing its' edge? Do you suffer from lapses of memory that are not medically related? How would you like to learn a simple system that you can apply everyday to sharpen your mind and your memory and recall?

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Brain Teaser
Brain Teaser of the Month

Life or Death Logic

An adventurer's puzzler! 

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Life or Death Logic

Live Events

Dynamic Reading, Memory, and Recall - live 2 day program in Atlanta! Coming in January! Call 1-800-852-9703 for details.

Please let us know of live events you are interested in. If you have a topic of interest and would like to discuss it live with a moderator and other members, submit your request to We will be scheduling these in the near future


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Thanks for all the positive feedback from last month’s issue, although it came mostly from our old readers. Please notice at your request, we have now included a “forward to a friend” feature which allows you to easily send on the continuing-ed Newsletter and share our learning community. Please notice that they have the choice to subscribe or not. No collection of e-mail addresses is done on the way.


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Productive Learning Systems, Inc.

  Hotline: Workplace Communication

What's Your EM-IQ?

If the title of this article was a subject line in an e-mail, you may have confused it with emotional intelligence, not e-mail intelligence. That’s not an effective way to get your message across. How effective is your use of this tool? Or, are you part of the problem that nearly everyone in the workplace complains about? Here’s a quick inventory that makes effective communication in writing e-mail and an online resource for you to bookmark.

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  Socratic Corner: Innovation and Critical Thinking:


“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” –George Bernard Shaw Maxims for Revolutionists

There seems to be a trend in my work with groups lately that seems to be calling to this question, or some derivative of it: “We’ve learned to discipline our numbers, but we are in a shrinking market with not much innovation in the pipe to be cheery about our long term future. How can we ask the challenging questions that might be perceived
as ‘revolutionary’? Are we really trying to be too polite in how we try to collaborate?”

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  Brain Health & Learning

Get Going with Get-Go-NPlus!

I remember the first time I was offered this wonderful energizing experience. My friend asked me how I was feeling. I thought, “I’m ok.” But after 15 minutes I felt the cloud of the day peel away from me. Of course, I inquired. The rest is history.

But for you who want more of the facts on why this product works here’s some science and experience.

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  Frontline: Best Practices in Leadership & Management

Meetings, Bloody Meetings!

I’ve been surveying a lot of managers lately and asking if they understand that part of  their job as managers is monitoring (one of the basic 4 functions of all management)? “Sure,” they say. Then I ask, how well the meetings they run and attend are? How well are they perceived? At this point there are multiple expressions of panic, doubt and anxiety. Here’s a way out if you spend a lot of time in meetings.

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  Information Overload



Can’t Remember a Report, Lost Object, Or an Idea?

“Where did I put that report?” “What was it that John said in the meeting the other day?”

Too often I hear people complain about their memory as if it was some villain who’s out to get them. It’s quite interesting to note that their description of what happens to them takes on a personification of something outside of themselves. If you suffer from moments of inability to recall something, say an idea someone was talking about or an item you have misplaced, rather than become angry or defensive and verbally bash yourself, there are more productive ways to recall, or retrieve the information. Here are some simple tips that can work.

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