Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Whenever I raise doubts about optimism, the eyebrows go up and it's not hard to tell what people are thinking.

‘Are you trying to suggest we should be miserable instead?’

Okay, so Trevor in accounts payable turns up late every day, never contributes any ideas and, at best, his work can only be described as 'adequate'. He can be counted on to have a negative opinion on everything, except going home early.

Trevor is one the 57% of New Zealanders not engaged in their work.*

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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