positive organizations

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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What really motivates you? A book review of "Focus"

By Lisa Sansom / January 17, 2014 / 2 Comments

I have been a fan of Heidi Grant Halvorson since her book Succeed came out in 2011. I was so enthralled that I took a course from Dr. Halvorson through MentorCoach (which is a really great resource for positive psychology speakers and insights – you should put yourself on their mailing list). I blogged about Heidi’s course […]

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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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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 things at a big conference

By Lisa Sansom / January 25, 2013 / 3 Comments

Thursday morning, I presented to a packed room (I’m guessing 200 people) at Canada’s largest HR conference – HRPA2013. It was held in Toronto and apparently attendance last year was something like 4500 (according to their website). I don’t know what numbers were this year, but my rough estimate is that the keynote ballroom could […]

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Free talk #7 – Business and positive psychology

By Lisa Sansom / January 9, 2013 / 0 Comments

2013 is certainly off to a quick and busy start here at LVS Consulting! And the interest in positive psychology is growing! Today I was pleased to share positive psychology with the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce – via webinar! Thanks to all who attended – and thank you for the really interesting questions afterwards! In […]

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