change management

Scaling Up Excellence – a book review

By Lisa Sansom / February 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

I was pretty excited to get a copy of Scaling Up Excellence because I have really admired the work done by Robert Sutton, author of important business books like Good Boss, Bad Boss  and the ever-popular No Asshole Rule. Author Bob Sutton may be better known for The No-Asshole Rule but that shouldn’t deter anyone from picking up […]

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What really motivates you? A book review of "Focus"

By Lisa Sansom / January 17, 2014 / 2 Comments

I have been a fan of Heidi Grant Halvorson since her book Succeed came out in 2011. I was so enthralled that I took a course from Dr. Halvorson through MentorCoach (which is a really great resource for positive psychology speakers and insights – you should put yourself on their mailing list). I blogged about Heidi’s course […]

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Another start to another year – how will this one be different?

By Lisa Sansom / January 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Welcome to 2014. January always holds such promise – a new year, new resolutions, new determination and new goals. Everything looks bright and shiny and easy – but then watch what happens in February and how the gyms empty out. How will this time around be different? I escaped some of the new year’s hype […]

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Profit from the Positive – book review (and it's excellent!)

By Lisa Sansom / August 8, 2013 / 2 Comments

You know how, when you go away on vacation, there’s always a little let-down when you come back home? Sort of like “what will I look forward to now?” Well that feeling was completely gone when I went through the mail and found a copy of Profit from the Positive by Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin […]

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Philly-bound for brain science

By Lisa Sansom / July 28, 2012 / 1 Comment

I am about to embark on a trip to Philadelphia – again. Friends and fans of this blog will know that nearly three years ago, I started the MAPP program (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of Pennsylvania. It was a great 8 months filled with 10 commuter trips to Philadelphia (and then […]

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Do men and women respond differently in times of stress?

By Lisa Sansom / July 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

A week or so ago, I was able to attend a workshop featuring Margaret Wheatley. For those who don’t know her (and haven’t clicked through to her website), Margaret Wheatley is an organizational consultant who has been working very successfully in the field for nearly four decades. In that time, of course, she has seen […]

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