continued learning

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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Doing the best we can with what we have

By Lisa Sansom / July 12, 2013 / 3 Comments

There is a quote that is attributed to Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker, that starts like this: “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.” I didn’t even know this was a Zig Ziglar quote until I googled the phrase […]

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Positive things at a big conference

By Lisa Sansom / January 25, 2013 / 3 Comments

Thursday morning, I presented to a packed room (I’m guessing 200 people) at Canada’s largest HR conference – HRPA2013. It was held in Toronto and apparently attendance last year was something like 4500 (according to their website). I don’t know what numbers were this year, but my rough estimate is that the keynote ballroom could […]

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Learn more about neuroscience – summer 2013

By Lisa Sansom / December 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

Readers of this blog will remember that, last summer, I attended the Neuroscience Boot Camp at the University of Pennsylvania. I wrote several blogs (see below) about it over the course of about 10 days, and had a great time. I met lawyers, ethicists, scientists and educators. I learned about brain cells, fMRIs, synapses and […]

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Positive job centres – free talk #5

By Lisa Sansom / December 1, 2012 / 1 Comment

My fifth “free talk on positive psychology” was delivered in the Niagara area, and the hotel where I stayed overlooked the Falls. Well, it would have had I been on the Falls side of the hotel. However, the view from the window near the elevator was lovely and I enjoyed a wonderful sunrise over the […]

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Reciprocity: what can I do for you?

By Lisa Sansom / November 9, 2012 / 3 Comments

This is the fourth article in my series about the 2012 MAPP Summit, which took place in Philadelphia October 2012. Previous articles are here and here and here.  Dr. Adam Grant was a new instructor at Wharton, as far as I recall, when I did my MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) program at the University of Pennsylvania. […]

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