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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Engaging your strengths

By Lisa Sansom / April 17, 2011 / 0 Comments

Do you know your strengths? There are several “strengths assessments” available now to individuals and corporations, including the Gallup StrengthsFinder, VIA strengths assessment and Realise2. Even a session or two with a good coach will help reveal your strengths, as the coach can listen to your stories of peak experiences for strengths. You could even, […]

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What are strengths good for anyhow?

By Lisa Sansom / January 27, 2011 / 3 Comments

I continue to be fascinated by the two online courses I am taking these weeks, both about strengths and positive psychology, but in very different ways. This week, I am intrigued by the idea of what good are strengths – why even bother with them? My course with Robert Biswas-Diener was eminently practical and applied as he […]

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How to work with strengths

By Lisa Sansom / January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Coaching is one application where more creativity and individualization would yield more optimal results, but it is clearly not the only one.

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The controversy of strengths

By Lisa Sansom / January 18, 2011 / 1 Comment

A strength is not just a strength: you need to consider the situation, the individual and the intensity of use.

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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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