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Volume: II     Number: 12 Productive Learning Systems, Altanta, GA December, 2003
What's Inside?

Newsletter Special:


Learn with the Classics (w/CD)

A step-by-step guide to using the musical masterworks for learning of all kinds, teaching, corporate training and professional development.

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Featured Product:


Coping and Stress Profile

Stress and it's effects are often an unseen dynamic in our bodies and our thinking patterns. Get to the root of it to better manage it!

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Brain Teaser
Brain Teaser of the Month

Numbers Logic

Most people find effective solutions by looking for a pattern that relates to past experiences. Can you figure out what number should be substituted for the question mark in this puzzle?

Try this one!!

Numbers Logic

Live Events

Coming January 21-22, 2004 in Atlanta "Dynamic Reading, Memory, and Recall"

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Continuing Ed


Where did the year go? Did your year pass by in a whirl like mine? We've certainly been busy and productive creating new programs as well as re-launching the site and the "Continuing-ed Newsletter."

In this issue we offer a few articles to help you look back and look ahead. I hope you take some small time during this hectic season to reflect and plan for next year. We certainly hope you have found our newsletter helpful and informative. Please send us your comments either by e-mail or respond in the discussion boards. You can read them by just clicking. To pose a question or comment, you need to login. All questions will be answered in 24 hours.

Last month's teaser was again very popular. Let's see if you've got the fortitude for this month's teaser: Numbers Logic.

Remember: To celebrate our 10th anniversary: All Current and New Clients Ask For Our “10 in 10 Special!”

Book Now! We’ll give you 10 % off all new business through October 2004! Onsite Training, Web courses, consulting, facilitatiing.

Coming January 21-22, 2004 in Atlanta "Dynamic Reading, Memory, and Recall"

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Best Regards,
President & CEO
Productive Learning Systems, Inc.

  Hotline: Workplace Communication

Year End Resolutions - Clarifying Goals for Achievement

The holiday season is a wonderful time for so many reasons. Although many people ramp up to frenzied levels of activity, there hopefully comes a period of relative quiet and reflection. During this season commit to taking conscious control of yourself and build in a period of reflection to review where you are, where you were, and where you want to be. If you take a few moments and think through these simple steps, your chance of goal achievement is vastly improved. The better your ability to communicate your goals to others, the more easily you will be able to enroll the resources you need.  Here are some tips for clarifying your goals, and communicating them to others.


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  Socratic Corner: Innovation and Critical Thinking:

Using Metaphorical Perspectives

Have you ever worked on a nagging problem and gotten stuck on how to best define it, or even more difficult, how to understand and solve it? Do you ever find yourself  having difficulty seeing the forest for the trees in how you think about the problem? Here’s a breakthrough technique that can quickly provide insight.


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  Brain Health & Learning

Learn With the Classics

Music stimulates the whole brain into activity. We know that. But did you know that there have been numerous studies dating back to the 1940s on how certain types of music stimulates the right neo-cortex to enhance learning and creativity? Here is a proven method to enhance your brain’s higher functioning.


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  Frontline: Best Practices in Leadership & Management

Management and the Bumblebee

As the current year comes to a close, reflection becomes a natural by-product.  A fun way to get into this natural cycle is to reflect both forwards and backwards and view our performance as if a Bumblebee. Using this metaphor can help us plan for a more productive year ahead.

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  Information Overload

Information Survival Tactics in Hard Times

To insure your marketability in this tight economy, you need to take measures to reposition yourself now. Regardless of changes in the economy, right now is the moment to inventory your marketplace survival rating. Here are some key questions for your consideration.


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