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Volume: III     Number: 12 Productive Learning Systems, Altanta, GA December, 2004
What's Inside?

Newsletter Special:


How to Turn Stress Into Energy (#593A)CD

Easy to do 7 Minute Stress Breakers set you up for a successful day or a sparkling evening.

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Brain Teaser
Brain Teaser of the Month

The Birds

Such an easy one!!

Try this one!!

The Birds

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Continuing Ed

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Productive New Year!  This month's article on communicating your goals for better outcome achievement should be a must read!

Our Happy Birthday celebration celebration continues for a short itme time! 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 2005 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

Happy Holidays!  For"Continuing-ed" Newsletter Readers Only: take 20 % off all Store Purchases through 1/3/05.  Use Coupon Code # Holiday04 at checkout!

The Brain Teaser:  The Birds - this one is so easy!!!

Year End Poll: "Resolutions"  see what others say about this year end ritual. 

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

Thanks for all your support during this last year. We look toward a great 2005 adding more courses and products to our store. Have  a happy, healthy, and productive new year! Help us become better - keep those comments coming. We want to hear your opinions - good and bad - it helps us grow.

Warmest regards,

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:

Find Your Way Out of Paralysis of Analysis

When I am working with groups whether in
short sessions, or longer training programs, I
most often get responses from people of how long
a true Socratic session can take “back in the
real world.” Even though they comment on the
insights and differences they have gained in
using a structured approach, people will often
complain about the amount of time they perceive
as needed to thoroughly think through a problem
situation. Whether or not you have been through
my training sessions, here is the best way to
ensure you think deeply and broadly enough about
a situation or problem and not fall into
paralysis of analysis.

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  Brain Health & Learning

Supercharge Your Brain with Superlearning

In 1978 I was in graduate school when I read the groundbreaking book by Lynn Schroeder and Sheila Ostrander, Superlearning: Secrets Behind the Iron Curtain outlining e methods and procedures that the soviet bloc was using to rapidly create the intellectual capital it needed to compete with the US and its’ allies. Fascinated and hooked, I experimented with some of the methods ever since in my training programs and include them in many of my live trainings today. Now you can learn these proven techniques to use for your own learning.

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  Frontline: Best Practices in Leadership & Management

Quick Tips: Establishing Credibility and Loyalty

New research shows that if you help employees learn more about themselves while they are on the job, you'll gain more of their loyalty. So, the savvy manager tries to help employees become better people, as well as better employees. Here's a few quick tips to get you going:

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  Information Overload

Quick Tips on Improving Reading Recall

Do you find yourself having to re-read a paragraph you just read? Do you have trouble remembering what you read just yesterday? Here are some easy exercises you can do to put a stop to this time wasting endeavor of information overload.

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