employee engagement

Upcoming webinar on positive employee engagement

By Lisa Sansom / April 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

Hello blog readers and subscribers! I wanted to let you know about an upcoming webinar that I will be giving:   Use positive psychology to get powerful employee engagement Tuesday, May 6, 2014 2 – 3:15 p.m. Central / 3:00-4:15pm Eastern According to the 2012 Gallup, the majority of your employees are disengaged. That’s right. Only […]

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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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Engagement through Post-It notes

By Lisa Sansom / August 27, 2013 / 3 Comments

The other day, I was doing work at work – weird, I know, but stay with me. I was manipulating a lot of different ideas, and the way I like to do this is with Post-It notes. One idea per note, stick them up on a big blank wall (or window, or white board, or […]

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More optimism in the workplace – or is it?

By Lisa Sansom / May 31, 2011 / 0 Comments

As Monday was a holiday in the US, I’m sending out two blogs today. Just to catch up a little. The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is, quite possibly, the best place to learn about new leadership and workplace trends and ideas. Certainly, in my Organizational Development days, it was a site that I referred […]

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One way to get more flow at work

By Lisa Sansom / May 27, 2011 / 0 Comments

Flow is that state defined and researched by Mihalyi Csizentmihalyi as the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity (thank you Wikipedia). Flow is when you don’t notice time going by and you are very […]

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More on the case for engaged employees

By Lisa Sansom / May 25, 2011 / 1 Comment

There is some research to show that having a job leads to higher well-being, but it turns out that  not just any job will do. Having a job that you don’t find engaging can be just as detrimental – or even more detrimental – than being unemployed. While it turns out that most people have […]

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