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Volume: II     Number: 04 Productive Learning Systems, Altanta, GA April, 2004
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Brain Teaser
Brain Teaser of the Month

Cora's Death: A murder Mystery

Use your best deductive reasoning to figure this one out and a prize will be rewarded if you explain your thinking. Wild guesses will be read, but not rewarded.

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Cora's Death: A murder Mystery

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Continuing Ed

I've recently planted a seed garden, something I've had no luck before doing. But so far it looks promising. It reminds me of what's coming up in ProductivElearn's website. We're adding new products and services continuously. Be sure to check out some of the new self-assessment instruments for your continued professional and personal growth.
The Brain Teaser  We had so many respond to last month's teaser. This month: Cora's Murder - a murder mystery!
Last month's Poll drew a varied response to our question on Offshore Outsourcing. 13% said it was unfair, 31 % think it needs to be regulated, 29% responded a fair practice no regulation needed, 27% thought it to be an emergent trend leading to eventual balancing with innovation. This was a surprise to me with all the news media coverage of the topic. You can still voice more of your opinion in the discussion boards. Click to take This month's Poll: Web-Based Learning. We need your response here. It takes a few seconds and you can see results immediately.

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Feedback on this has been strong. We're hearing good response, especially for the support. No other program that we know has the depth and breadth of this program  Includes personal coaching. You've got to try the free demo. We've also put a special introductory package together with discounts that will not stay around for long.  Be sure to click on the newsletter special for more info. In addition to the special introductory price, take another $10 off your tuition using coupon code # NewsMSRD at checkout.

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We'd love to hear from you in our discussion boards. Just click inside any of the articles to comment on them, ask questions, or share your own tips. Or, just tell us what you like and don't like.

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.

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Productive Learning Systems, Inc.

  Hotline: Workplace Communication

E-mail Tips to Go!

Here are 5 quick tips to help you be better with e-mail.

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  Socratic Corner: Innovation and Critical Thinking:

Red Sky Booster for Creativity

Most often in my critical thinking and brain training classes, I’ll get people who want to know how to stretch the upper right (Red Sky in Mindex Instrument*) quadrant.  One of the best ways is “total immersion.”  Here’s a few quick tips.

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  Brain Health & Learning

Keeping Your Brain Alive

Keep Your Brain Alive,
by Lawrence Katz, Ph.D. and Manning Rubin, presents the first brain exercise program scientifically based on the adult brain's ability to produce its own natural brain food. Developed by a leading neurological research scientist and the author of "60 Ways to Relieve Stress in 60 Seconds," the program offers 83 simple "neurobic" exercises designed to fight off the effects of mental aging by helping to prevent memory loss and increase mental fitness.

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  Frontline: Best Practices in Leadership & Management

Get The Best from Your Staff

Work expectations are those things people consider likely to happen in their job situation, either now or in the future. Whether spoken or unspoken, met or unmet, expectations have a powerful impact on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and play a key role in driving our attitudes. Research shows that people who have clearly defined, well-communicated expectations find more satisfaction and success in their work than people whose expectations go unspoken or unrealized. And companies that employ satisfied, successful people reap the rewards of increased productivity and reduced turnover. Here’s a tool to help manager’s uncover the hidden needs in their direct reports.

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  Information Overload

School's Out, Or Is it?

"Quite simply, in the 1990’s, you have no other choice. Our society is moving from the Information Age to the Knowledge Sector, that is: those who can control, manipulate and move information forward in a useful way will be the success stories of the future. Those who can’t will become obsolete." Source: Schools Out, by Lewis J. Perlman. That was back in the 90s. Is it any easier now? Forty-three percent of managers reported in a recent survey that key decisions are regularly delayed due to lack of information. What about you? How can you cope better?

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