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The inspiration of tidying up

By Lisa Sansom / January 10, 2016 / 3 Comments

With a new year comes resolutions, and even though I resolved many years ago that I wouldn’t make any more new year’s resolutions, I found myself this year drawn into setting a new direction for 2016. Essentially, this direction involves doing less, getting more sleep, and scaling back. So when a colleague loaned me a […]

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new book: Character Strengths Matter

By Lisa Sansom / July 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

I would like to share with you an important book about Character Strengths. The book is titled “Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life” and it is edited by my MAPP colleagues Shannon Polly and Kathryn Britton. I was honoured to contribute a chapter – it is an interview I conducted with author […]

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Book review of "Focus" by Heidi Grant Halvorson

By Lisa Sansom / May 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

I recently re-read Focus by Heidi Grant Halvorson and Tory Higgins – and it was great! I wrote up my thoughts for Positive Psychology News Daily – you can read the whole review and share your comments at my article on PPND.   Right now, I’m reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by […]

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What does it mean to catch someone doing something right?

By Lisa Sansom / February 15, 2014 / 6 Comments

The power of positive reinforcement has been shown to be highly effective and motivational, but there seem to be some common misunderstandings about what it means to “catch someone doing something right”. In my consulting and personal experience, here are some common misconceptions about catching people doing things right, and the remedies that I recommend. […]

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Breaking news: People hate performance reviews!

By Lisa Sansom / February 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

I recently posted some “breaking news” to my Facebook and Twitter feeds about how a recent study confirmed, again and again and again, that people really hate performance reviews. This is no surprise really to anyone working in an organization. Even though in an organization where I consult, our recent employee engagement survey indicated that while people […]

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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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