Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

I'm not holding back on this one. The evidence is too strong and the damage too great.

It's not that self-esteem is a bad thing. It's certainly nice to have, but the Western obsession with self-esteem has a serious down-side.

Let's define perfectionism first. It could save some terse emails.

Can we agree that perfectionism refers to needing to have everything perfect, not just high standards?

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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