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He has a right to criticise, who has a heart to help. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus (1913-1960)
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake; but old and new wisdom mix admirably. Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)
I'm not a teacher; only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Criticism is prejudice made plausible. Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
Focus on remedies, not faults.Jack Nicklaus
There are those who give little of the much they have - and they give it for recognition, and their hidden desire makes their gift unwholesome. And there are those who have little and give it all. These are the believers in life and the bounty of life and their coffers are never empty. There are those who give in joy and their joy is their reward. Kahil Gibran (1883-1931)
Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one. Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.Lord Thomas R Dewar
People seldom improve very much when they have no pattern to go by but themselves.Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
Praise out of season; or tactlessly bestowed; can freeze the heart as much as blame. Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)
Most people, for most of the time, are starved of feedback and are left to operate on the basis of ‘no news is good news’. This is worrying because feedback is an essential ingredient if performance is to be maintained - let alone improved.Peter Honey
Feedback should kick start a virtuous domino effect. The feedback generates increased awareness; the increased awareness generates a desire to do something well and/or to set about improving something; the desire generates a personal development plan; the plan generates action; the action generates improved performance … and so on until the next bit of feedback starts the process again.Peter Honey
Whether you think others can or that they can't you are usually right. (With apologies to Henry Ford.) Rod Webb
There is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.Roger Ascham (1515 - 1568)
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls to attention an unhealthy state of things.Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Coaching is helping someone to achieve their goals by themselves, though not on their own.Unknown
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never; ever the same. Unknown
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward (1916-1977)