Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

When we hand over a task or project to a colleague, the delegator will ask, 'Do you have the ball on that'?

Yes, I have the ball', means the colleague is now fully responsible.

Science is backing a simple form of meditation as an easy way to develop willpower.

(Disclosure: I tried transcendental meditation as a young psychology graduate, but wasn't diligent. I couldn't relate to the 'guru in a cave' image of the transcendental bit. I've been sceptical for more than 30 years. I wanted hard evidence. Now I'm satisfied.)

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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