Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

New Zealand employees are arguably some of the most engaged in the world. But there’s no time for complacency.

A recent survey in 15 countries by Right Management found that only 43 per cent of New Zealanders were engaged in their work. (Only India and the United States did better than us.)

Is mindfulness just some new-agey, tree-huggy fad? No. It's well-supported by science. And it could give you significant benefits.

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 enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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