Positive Interventions

The Importance of Setting a Collaborative Tone in the Workplace

By Lisa Sansom / January 16, 2016 / 2 Comments

Years ago, we moved to Kingston, Ontario from Ottawa. I was on the job hunt, and Kingston, being one-tenth the size of Ottawa, did not yield a lot of opportunities for me in the field of organizational development. As a result, I had to expand my job search in some rather creative directions, and one […]

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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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Sometimes, you just gotta ask

By Lisa Sansom / January 10, 2014 / 1 Comment

A friend of ours was recently driving in upper state New York, and following a car along the twisty turny back country roads. The car that he was following suddenly stopped in the middle of the road – no hazard lights or turn signals flashing – so he stopped behind it. He looked to see […]

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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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Profit from the Positive – book review (and it's excellent!)

By Lisa Sansom / August 8, 2013 / 2 Comments

You know how, when you go away on vacation, there’s always a little let-down when you come back home? Sort of like “what will I look forward to now?” Well that feeling was completely gone when I went through the mail and found a copy of Profit from the Positive by Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin […]

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