Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

There's more to giving effective feedback than most people think.

Research over the last two decades has shown the value of focusing on effort rather than ability, talent or intelligence. It might sound like a minor distinction, but the consequences are serious.

There's one thing that stands out.

Couples who've been together for many decades usually put the success of their relationships down to things like good communication or tolerance.

Researchers have found that the real issue for most couples is 'emotional warmth'. And yes, you can use the idea at work too.

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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