Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Forget about the character from Lord of the Rings (That's a different spelling anyway). Depending on your source, Golem is from a Polish fable or Jewish folklore. He's either unpleasant, an automaton, stupid or clumsy - not the kind of guy you'd want running the social club, let alone your life.

It might be useful to keep him in mind as you develop your resilience.

Do you believe that the best leaders are born, not made? What about musicians, artists, mathematicians?

Do you believe that there are only talented people and people with no potential to be stars? That's a fixed mindset.

If we think of ability as fixed, we discourage learning, practice and resilience. Could you be doing the same to yourself?

About Ralph Brown

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Ralph is our founder and managing director. He has a background in psychology, television journalism and business.

Ralph's passions are psychology and writing. He leads workshops on both and speaks to conferences on the psychology of thriving at work.

In 2011  Professional Speakers Australia awarded him its top speaking accreditation, the CSP.

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on psychology and writing. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph's enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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