Athena Adds Over Forty Video Briefings To Growing Library

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New video SmartBytes™ include advice on negotiation and meeting tactics. today announced the availability of forty-three new SmartByte videos, with contributing faculty including Drs. Delorese Ambrose, Bowen White, M.D., Jeff Thompson, Rick Brinkman, and Alan Robinson.

Each faculty member brings years of research in his/her particular subject of study to the table; Dr. Delorese Ambrose, business consultant and author of two books, "Healing the Downsized Organization" and "Leadership: The Journey Inward," explores negotiation, leadership and diversity; Dr. Bowen White, M.D., a medical doctor and founder of the Department of Preventive & Stress Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the author of "Why Normal Isn't Healthy," talks about personal responsibility and healthy mindsets; Dr. Jeff Thompson, co-developer of the Adversity Quotient theory and methodology, discusses organizational and personal performance in trying times; Dr. Rick Brinkman, co-author of "Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst," teaches people communication tactics and tips for successful meetings; and Dr. Alan Robinson, professor at the Isenberg School of

Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and co-author of both "Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations" and "Corporate Creativity: How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen," examines corporate creativity and idea management.

"Athena's SmartBytes provide a way for people to find the information they need quickly and conveniently," Dr. Jeff Thompson says, "This is a tremendous opportunity for people to tap into valuable concepts in an efficient way. It allows learners to choose what they need and want for their own development at whatever time works for them. It answers the many pleas for more and better information in less time." "SmartBytes also keep people up to date on the latest trends," Dr Delorese Ambrose explains, "AthenaOnline is the perfect solution for todays busy business person. If you want to stay abreast of the latest thinking on leadership, negotiation, change management, and a host of other timely topics, simply take a five-minute break, tune in, then return to your work inspired, energized and a little wiser."

The AthenaOnline platform provides quick and easy access to knowledge with relevant search functions, and with content driven by the requests and changing needs of subscribers. The new videos are available now as a part of Athena's current business knowledge base, which includes over 1,000 video briefings on subjects from creativity to organizational strategy. Current Athena customers include organizations such as Fireman's Fund, Manulife, Aramco, New York Life, the US Air Force, the Government of Ontario, and Moneris Solutions.

About is a premier publisher of multimedia training, education and career development products. Athena has consistently delivered award-winning programs over the Internet, internal networks and on CD-Rom. Athena is headquartered in Reno, NV. For more information call Jon Peters at 800-500-4294.

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