Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Which would stress you more, changing jobs, or moving house?

Would most people be more stressed by a son or daughter leaving home, or retirement?

Are you thinking 'It depends'?

It does.

Researchers have shown that people and teams with the most resilience, or mental toughness, think and do things that we could all do. The differences are not profound, but for most of us they involve changing our habits.

The benefits are life-enhancing - more optimism, more motivation, less stress and better health. We'll probably live significantly longer too.

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 takes workshops and speaks to conferences on the psychology of success - and writing skills. (His CSP is the top speaking accreditation from Professional Speakers Australia.)

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on writing and psychology. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph enjoys his regular trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

Interested in training in business writing?

A business writing workshop will give your team far more than just plain English. They’ll be achieving more clarity in less time. Through their emails and letters, they’ll be building cooperative relationships with their colleagues, customers and community.

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Interested in training to develop your teams’ resilience?

Discover what top achievers do when the going gets tough.

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