Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

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Ever been disappointed with the results of staff training?

Maybe it wasn’t effective training. Maybe your staff weren’t ready to change.

Maybe you weren’t involved.

The research tells us that the environment trainees return to is the main factor determining the long-term value of training. Managers and team leaders create that post-training environment. A five-minute conversation can make all the difference.

We can tell you from our own experience and the latest research.

We’ve had highly productive team members working remotely for many years. We've also worked with many team leaders and managers who have staff working from home, their cars or in remote offices.

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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