Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Let's say you want to check whether members of the social club think it would be a good idea to hold a big party next month. You put out a questionnaire (or use Survey Monkey as we do). Most people reply yes, a party sounds great to them.

How many will come?

Who knows? Research over the last 40 years shows almost no connection between attitudes (Wow a party!) and behaviour (showing up).

You'll improve your chances if you focus on the behaviour (Would you come?) and especially if you ask them to put their name on their replies.

You can use the same ideas in conversation or at a meeting.

About Ralph Brown

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Ralph is our founder. He has a background in psychology, television journalism and business.

Ralph's passions are positive 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, six e-books and more than a hundred articles on psychology and writing. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph lives in rural Canterbury. He is a JP and marriage celebrant and enjoys travelling to French-speaking countries.

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