positive workplaces

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 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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What I'm writing about these days

By jeffg / September 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hello all – hope that you are doing well! I’ve been keeping busy, in part, with writing for Your Workplace magazine. If you haven’t heard of them, I suggest you check them out at http://www.yourworkplace.ca/. (And I realize that this is very short notice, but they also have a conference coming up in Toronto this […]

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Book review of "Focus" by Heidi Grant Halvorson

By Lisa Sansom / May 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

I recently re-read Focus by Heidi Grant Halvorson and Tory Higgins – and it was great! I wrote up my thoughts for Positive Psychology News Daily – you can read the whole review and share your comments at my article on PPND.   Right now, I’m reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by […]

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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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