positive psychology

Can we please…

By Lisa Sansom / January 24, 2016 / 1 Comment

Why is it so often that when we get people together to do good work together, they falter? Why do they turn on each other and spread mistrust and untruths? Why do they hurt each other and get in the way of good meaningful work? Why do people presume the worst and then believe those […]

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The inspiration of tidying up

By Lisa Sansom / January 10, 2016 / 3 Comments

With a new year comes resolutions, and even though I resolved many years ago that I wouldn’t make any more new year’s resolutions, I found myself this year drawn into setting a new direction for 2016. Essentially, this direction involves doing less, getting more sleep, and scaling back. So when a colleague loaned me a […]

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new book: Character Strengths Matter

By Lisa Sansom / July 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

I would like to share with you an important book about Character Strengths. The book is titled “Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life” and it is edited by my MAPP colleagues Shannon Polly and Kathryn Britton. I was honoured to contribute a chapter – it is an interview I conducted with author […]

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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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Would you like a copy of Adam Grant's "Give and Take"?

By Lisa Sansom / March 25, 2014 / 2 Comments

I have been re-reading Adam Grant’s “Give and Take” and each time I dive into a new chapter, I’m enjoying the insights and applications of his new view of people and workplaces. It’s truly a wonderful read. Through complete serendipity, I have an extra copy to give away which I’d like to do at the […]

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My latest interview – with Positive Psychology Program

By Lisa Sansom / March 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

A big thank you to Seph Fontane Pennock, from the website positivepsychologyprogram.com, for reaching out to interview me about my work, my life and positive psychology. I’ve had the privilege to be part of the positive psychology community since 2009, when I started the MAPP program at the University of Pennsylvania, and it’s only been […]

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