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Volume: II     Number: 08 Productive Learning Systems, Altanta, GA August, 2004
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Brain Teaser
Brain Teaser of the Month

How Many for Dinner?

This puzzler is fairly easy. The difficulty lies in the discipline to keep your logical reasoning work it to its conclusion. Careful reading and use of the information given is your clue to success.

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How Many for Dinner?

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Summer's almost gone! Did you miss us? Although Continuing-ed has been on summer hiatus, there's been much going on behind the scenes. Thanks so much for your continued support of "Continuing-ed." We hope you find this a welcome relief in your e-mail. Our goal is to help support your personal and professional growth, so please continue sending your comments. Let us know if there are topics you'd like addressed in future issues.
The Brain Teaser:  An easy one, but requires disciplined logical reasoning: How Many for Dinner. Prizes for winning answers.
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  Hotline: Workplace Communication

First Impressions: Sense of Touch

One of the best strategies in managing your career is understanding how you come across to people. Whether you like it or not, people make judgments about you in the first seven seconds. Here’s how you can better insure getting off to a good start.

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  Socratic Corner: Innovation and Critical Thinking:

Managing Invention

A short stimulating “Brain Wake-up” from the author of on the ideas of  John Seely Brown, former head of Xerox’s PARC Center for R&D

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  Brain Health & Learning

5 Quick Tips To Re-Energize Your Brain in the Afternoon

Do you find yourself lacking energy towards the afternoon? Most people have a pronounced dip in the attentiveness and energy levels they experience in the afternoon of their workday. This is due to the natural biorhythms and stress of the day. Even though there is a volume of literature on the benefits of “power-napping,” most organizational cultures frown on the practice. Here are some alternatives that are quick and easy to restore and re-energize yourself.

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  Frontline: Best Practices in Leadership & Management

As the Economy Turns: Wake Up Call for Managers

The Gantz-Wiley Workforce 2004 report states that 41 % of the workforce are looking to take their talents elsewhere. Can you afford to take the blame for losing your best talent? Now that the economy is turning around, this should serve as a wake-up call for effective managers to focus on their retention strategies. What are you doing? Here are some things to consider.

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  Information Overload

Personal Information Managment for Today's Knowledge Worker

Studies show that the average office worker has 96 hours of work piled on the desk on an average day, and only about 45 minutes to spend on it. Hidden in those piles (whether they are electronic or paper based) are decisions that are pending – delayed due to overload. 63% of important organizational decisions are delayed because of lack of necessary information. In truth, it is not that the information is not available. The problem is that people can not digest the information at hand so that it can be intelligently decided upon in a timely manner. Are you suffering from this overload? Here’s a sure way to get to the bottom of this problem.

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