positive leadership

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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Scaling Up Excellence – a book review

By Lisa Sansom / February 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

I was pretty excited to get a copy of Scaling Up Excellence because I have really admired the work done by Robert Sutton, author of important business books like Good Boss, Bad Boss  and the ever-popular No Asshole Rule. Author Bob Sutton may be better known for The No-Asshole Rule but that shouldn’t deter anyone from picking up […]

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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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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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Positive Psychology at the University of Toronto

By Lisa Sansom / December 18, 2012 / 1 Comment

A big thanks to Ancillary Services at the University of Toronto for inviting me to come and give one of my “51 free talks” on positive psychology yesterday! It was a great group of people, and a lovely holiday luncheon! As always, great questions and insights from the audience, notably around managing in a unionized […]

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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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