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Volume: III     Number: 10 Productive Learning Systems, Altanta, GA October, 2004
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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Brain Teaser
Brain Teaser of the Month

Cora's Death: A Murder Mystery

Solve this one and a prize awaits you for your deductive reasoning. Guesses will be read, but prizes rewarded only for showing your thinking.

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Cora's Death: A Murder Mystery

Live Events

Productive Learning Systems announces weekend classes now forming for college students, graduate students, and professionals working on certification programs - "Dynamically Mastering Your Studies" - a specially designed program for academic success. Please call our office at 1-800-852-9703 for more information. Classes will be very small to give personalized attention. If you are taking coursework or know someone in the Atlanta area who is, this program is a must! Pass the word around!


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Continuing Ed

Happy Birthday celebration!!! Productive Learning Systems celebrates 10 Years of service delivering high quality and high impact live training and consulting. In addition to the special offer below, any bookings made with available remaining 2004 dates will get an additional 15% off. If you have ever considered bringing in live training to your organization there has never been a better time. Call the office today! 1-800-852-9703. To view some of our live programs and outlines Click Here

The Brain Teaser:  Cora's Death

Last month's poll Since we had a feature article on the manager's approach to corrective feedback, 22% reported the manager's feedback was extremely helpful. Unfortunately, 43 % reported the manager is clueless and 17% reported they would rather not get feedback from their manager. Manager's, please take note! This month's Poll: Truth-telling

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It was wonderful.  I could see all the details and dialouge and it was more interaction with the storyline."

Time is running out - Onsite Training & Corporate Groups 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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President & CEO
Productive Learning Systems, Inc.

  Hotline: Workplace Communication

Words to Avoid In Conflict Situations

You’ve just received an e-mail from one of your most important customers stating that the report they were expecting hasn’t been received. You depended on an associate in customer service with whom you have had previous problems with follow thru requests to send it out. Now you are burning inside. Your next step is to…

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  Socratic Corner: Innovation and Critical Thinking:

"Meetings, Bloody Meetings!"

Whether you are a manager, team leader, or any other title bearer as group leader, working with groups is a risky and difficult adventure. But organizations must bring people around a table to problem-solve, make decisions, and create new ways of doing things. The reason for doing these activities in groups is to create synergy – when 2 brains are better than one. However, in polling participants when asking, “how well does your group function at these meetings?” I usually get shoulder shrugs. Here’s a simple, powerful way to evaluate your group’s process.

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  Brain Health & Learning

Learning to Learn: A "How-to" Guide

If someone asked you, “How do you learn?” Would you be able to tell them? Do you have a defined process that let’s you drive your learning? Research has shown, adults that stay mentally active and continue their own learning path will continue to grow their brain’s capacity, all the way up to the point of death. In other words, continuous learning is a critical key of brain longevity. Brain longevity is a critical piece in long term health since the brain is part of the control panel that regulates our health. Here is another piece of the puzzle for accelerating your learning abilities.

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  Frontline: Best Practices in Leadership & Management

Truth-telling - A "New" Best Practice

Although the debacles of Enron, Worldcom, and others have faded into the past, the simple practice of telling the truth continues to be an elusive ideal when listening to people at various levels of the organization.  It is not the purpose of this article to talk about why this failure of a basic kindergarten teaching does not exist to the extent it should in the world of business. However, I will argue the business case of this much touted, but seldom practiced ideal and behavior.

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  Information Overload

Inbox Blues?

Does your inbox sometimes take on a life of its own to the point where it becomes a nightmarish monster? Here are some ideas to tame that beast.

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