Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

'Don't give up your day job!' It's the great leveller.

In many business cultures and families the put-down is an accepted part of conversation and humour - after all, nobody wants anyone to become a big-head. For some people it's an instant response, as if they can't bear the thought that someone else might be successful at something.

'What doesn't break you makes you stronger.' There's some scientific evidence to support it.

Researchers at the University of Michigan studied the way students reacted to the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 and found that amongst those who were not overwhelmed were some who thrived and became more resilient.

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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