Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

It can be very challenging to stay on track - to calmly look for ways to learn from a setback and develop a plan to help us restore our equilibrium.

We have to ask ourselves whether the alternative of abandoning hope is useful, especially when we compare it with what we might learn.

This one's a bit personal, but I hope you'll find it useful.

I write this blog a few hours from the anniversary of the death of my first wife in 2005. I'm reminded once again of her courage as she set out to make the most of the time she had left.

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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