Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Where do you stand on motivation?

Do you relate to the 'boss-as-decision-maker, carrot and stick approach' or believe that real motivation comes from the employee and the job?

It's worth thinking about because an early theory of management seems to be having a resurgence of popularity and it highlights a real point of difference in the ways we motivate other people.

It's your most important challenge as a leader.

If you are leading a team or an organisation, it's likely that your success will have more to do with your ability to build a healthy culture than with systems or budgets. The research on leadership suggests that the higher you go, the more important the 'people' skills become.

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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