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Have a Go at Our Special Anniversary Competition!


Happy 10th Anniversary TrainingZone We've some great prizes up for grabs in our celebratory competition: a bottle of champagne and some great books - one on losing weight by Business Bitch Steve Miller; a helpful self-development guide by Mike Wash; The Balanced Innovator by Bob Carter, and Bob Selden's first book, What to do When You Become The Boss.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer these simple questions. You'll find the answers in the features on today's wire and website:

1. According to Tim Pickles, how many people did the first ever TrainingZone news wire get sent to? And what were the first TrainingZone newsletters called?

2. What is the profile of the average person in HRD, according to Mike Morrison's research?

3. Clive Shepherd refers to CBT, what do the letters stand for?

Email your answers to by Friday 25 January.

The first correct answer out of the hat will win the champagne and can choose one of the four books. Three runners up will be sent a book each.

My thanks to the authors who have kindly donated their work for our anniversary competition. Here's some more information about the books that are up for grabs:

'What To Do When You Become The Boss', by Bob Selden, managing director of The National Learning Institute, is a book for new managers that starts with each reader's learning style. A simple and easy way to access and learn about all the 'how tos' of managing and leading. For more information go to:

'Get Off Your Arse & Lose Weight' by Steve Miller, the UK’s Life Bitch, uses the common sense and skills he crafted as an HR and sales director in his new career as a lifestyle change guru. The book draws on the world of work and real life to inspire people to change their body image. Published by Headline the book is available nationally at £12.99.

'54 Simple Truths with Brutal Advice!' Mike Wash's latest book cuts through the jargon, psychological theory and philosophical complexities of how to live an effective and fully satisfying life. It essentially is a tough love approach to personal development. Book and sample pages available on

'The Balanced Innovator' by Bob Carter shows readers how to achieve the 'What, How, Why Balance', of the intellectual, organizational and human elements that are fundamental to new product developments. Investment decisions can then be made based on the level of this balance. Balanced projects succeed, un-balanced projects tend to fail. For more information about Bob Carter go to


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