decision making

Internally consistent

By Lisa Sansom / December 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

I recently gave a workshop and ended up talking with one participant for nearly an hour afterwards about a very specific situation that she is facing. She is in a difficult situation, trying to figure out how to talk with one individual, and not making progress. I provided some coaching to help her determine what […]

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Guess what? I've been busy – and I bet you have too….

By Lisa Sansom / July 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s the new norm. “How are you these days?” “Busy.” Sometimes you get “crazy busy” or “insanely busy” or “I can’t believe how busy I’ve been!” And our response is often supportive – we’ll say things like, “Well at least it keeps you out of trouble!” or “That’s better than the alternative.” We mean to […]

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Are you always right? Of course not – but you can probably justify it…

By Lisa Sansom / May 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

I remember the last time I got into an argument with someone, and I was undeniably right. Actually, every time I’ve been in an argument with someone, I’m undeniably right – until I get to hear their side of the story and realize that they were also very very right. How can both people  be […]

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Would mindful participants wreck psychological research?

By Lisa Sansom / November 18, 2010 / 1 Comment

What if we replicated all of the great psychological studies and somehow were able to create mindfulness in the participants first? What do you think would happen?

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Predictably Irrational…

By Lisa Sansom / July 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

I have just finished reading a fun book called Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, a behavioural economist from Duke University. Full disclosure: I fit into just about everything that he studied. I will cross town to save $2.00 on a paperback book, but not to save $2.00 on a laptop computer. I prefer to keep […]

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