The Secret of Ever-Lasting Willpower

By Lisa Sansom / January 16, 2012 / 1 Comment

How does it seem that some people are able to stare down temptation, and yet others give in all too easily? And how come so many of us feel that we exist in the second of those two groups? January, of course, is the standard time of the year for New Year’s resolutions, and the […]

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Are you really ready for a change?

By Lisa Sansom / January 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

A client recently gave me considerable pause for thought during a coaching session. While we were brainstorming various options to a question that she had, she met every idea with “yeah, but”. Every. Single. One. I started counting – over 20 “yeah, but”s in less than 10 ¬†minutes. I was getting horrified, but also oddly […]

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The upside of the strength of humility

By Lisa Sansom / January 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

In the VIA classification of strengths, humility comes out among my top strengths. I almost hesitate to write that because a) I don’t like talking about my own strengths (ironic, isn’t it?) and b) humility hardly comes across as a strength. I mean, think about it – what good is humility? I admire people who […]

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Positive change management (etc)

By Lisa Sansom / November 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

Despite my best intentions to re-activate this blog after the quiet summer months, it has now been the busy fall months, and this has taken me away from blogging. So here are a few random thoughts about what I’ve been up to lately: I have been delivering several workshops on change management, combining both the […]

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What's the downside to happiness?

By Lisa Sansom / October 16, 2011 / 2 Comments

Can you be too happy? Positive psychology came about, in part, due to a reduction exercise. It seems, according to several philosophers (most of whom were Greek and were men), that if you ask people what they really want in life, the bottom line is “Happiness”. To wit: What’s important for you right now? Let’s […]

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Why is positive psychology good for business?

By Lisa Sansom / October 11, 2011 / 0 Comments

The positive psychology world is definitely growing. My Google alert for “positive psychology” is, I’m sure, returning more hits every week. Admittedly, I haven’t graphed it – that would be another fun project. But what I do notice is that positive psychology is coming up more and more in relationship to business. To wit, this […]

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