Connected – further insights from MAPP Summit October 2012

By Lisa Sansom / November 6, 2012 / 1 Comment

My previous posts about the 2012 MAPP Summit (here and here) have shared talks from MAPP Alumni and one researcher (Kathleen Vohs) and are very easily connected to the roots of positive psychology. Our next speaker was perhaps less explicitly about positive psychology, and more about the spread of positive psychology. Dr. Nicolas Christakis was a fabulous […]

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Faith restored

By Lisa Sansom / January 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

This morning, I met a brilliant woman. I’d like to share some of her story, because it absolutely restored my faith in humanity and the direction of the world. This woman was born in Afghanistan and lived part of her childhood in a refugee camp, seeing the war. She was born deaf, but amazingly gained […]

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The Secret of Ever-Lasting Willpower

By Lisa Sansom / January 16, 2012 / 1 Comment

How does it seem that some people are able to stare down temptation, and yet others give in all too easily? And how come so many of us feel that we exist in the second of those two groups? January, of course, is the standard time of the year for New Year’s resolutions, and the […]

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Let's say it all together – you shouldn't always "think positive"

By Lisa Sansom / January 5, 2012 / 0 Comments

Overlooking the grammatical error in that title (it should be “think positively”), there is a reason why blogs like this continue to annoy me. There seems to be a presumption that, in business, if you only think positively, then you are dooming yourself to certain disaster. Go ahead – read the blog on Inc.com – […]

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The upside of the strength of humility

By Lisa Sansom / January 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

In the VIA classification of strengths, humility comes out among my top strengths. I almost hesitate to write that because a) I don’t like talking about my own strengths (ironic, isn’t it?) and b) humility hardly comes across as a strength. I mean, think about it – what good is humility? I admire people who […]

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What keeps a manager up at night? Interpersonal issues, apparently.

By Lisa Sansom / January 17, 2011 / 0 Comments

All these problems… I’d lose sleep too! What might help the manager sleep better at night?

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