Appreciative Inquiry

Held hostage to preconceived ideas?

By Lisa Sansom / May 23, 2011 / 0 Comments

I find myself endlessly intrigued by this NYT article today about how police in Los Angeles are looking for new ways to diffuse tense stand-offs – by talking with the “bad guys” who were holding the guns. It’s well worth a read, and I encourage you to go and do it. Here are a few […]

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Uplifting videos

By Lisa Sansom / January 10, 2011 / 1 Comment

Recently, I’ve been embedding more videos into my blog posts because they seem to speak to people and illustrate issues in ways that words and pictures cannot. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video may be worth a thousand pictures. I belong to a listserv of Appreciative Inquiry practitioners and one […]

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Positive psychology groups in the Boston area

By Lisa Sansom / November 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Since LVS Consulting is located temporarily in the Boston, MA, area (until about August 2011), I have arranged to run and facilitate a couple of positive psychology groups. One will be operated at Harvard through the Harvard Students Spouses and Partners Association (HSSPA) and another will consist of some positive parenting seminars held through the […]

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Positive annual performance reviews

By Lisa Sansom / May 25, 2010 / 3 Comments

Can you imagine a performance review where you get to choose your best projects, and discuss those with your supervisor? Is it such a stretch to imagine that employees might do better by focusing on their successes?

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MAPP term 2

By Lisa Sansom / January 18, 2010 / 0 Comments

Celebrating having a few minutes to get back to this blog! Rather than lamenting the time that has passed and the busy-ness that has taken me away from it… I’m going for the positive approach! I find that I spend more time on Twitter (@LVSConsulting) and I enjoy posting snippits of articles that I’m reading, […]

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2010 starts – and it's back to the blog

By Lisa Sansom / January 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

Well I ended up taking quite a bit of a pause from this blog. The last time I wrote was about three weeks ago, and in that time I finished the final assignments of the Fall term of my MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) program – which is both good and bad. Good to […]

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