Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

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.

It is a bit like a new baby. My new book 'The Village That Could" is a fable - an inspirational tale about resilience in challenging times.

The key ideas are 'The 15 ways to develop your resilience'.

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 since been made a life member of Professional Speakers New Zealand.

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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