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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A lovely start to 2013

By Lisa Sansom / January 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

Happy 2013 everyone! I have refrained from posting a blog about New Year’s Resolutions because a) there are already a lot out there and b) the only New Year’s resolution I ever kept was to refrain from ever making New Year’s resolutions – so I’m hardly a role model for these things. That said, I […]

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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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Further praise for Carol Dweck

By Lisa Sansom / July 11, 2012 / 1 Comment

  In the world of positive psychology, one tool that I see coming up again and again is this notion of fixed vs. growth mindset, from research done by Carol Dweck. In my own work, I have used this with parents, teams, students, entrepreneurs, business leaders and pretty much just about anyone else who will […]

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Do men and women respond differently in times of stress?

By Lisa Sansom / July 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

A week or so ago, I was able to attend a workshop featuring Margaret Wheatley. For those who don’t know her (and haven’t clicked through to her website), Margaret Wheatley is an organizational consultant who has been working very successfully in the field for nearly four decades. In that time, of course, she has seen […]

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The problem with smart people

By Lisa Sansom / July 4, 2012 / 6 Comments

When I was doing my MBA, I was fortunate enough to take a course from the Dean of the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) Roger Martin. The course was titled “Learning to Learn” (or something close to that) and was largely based on the work of Chris Argyris, and it was truly transformational. […]

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