Giving someone feedback, whether personally or professionally is all about helping them get to the point where there is nothing that needs to be changed or perfected

Feedback not Criticism!

A client of mine is currently writing his first novel, and last week he sent me a few chapters to read and asked for my ‘constructive criticism’. Now, this is a phrase I hate, so I responded by telling him I will give him my ‘Feedback’ not ‘Criticism’. The word ‘criticism’ is mired in negativity; …

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Psychology of Engagement!

Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? That’s what they say. Although it’s often less about the ‘fun’ you are having, and more about how engaged you are in the activity. We’ve all had days at work that have dragged, for instance, and ones that have flown – and often the only difference is …

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Sex and Networking!

Why Business Networking Is The New Sex ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’, that’s what we’re told isn’t it? But unless we are talking about something transactional – ie: a purchase, how can we expect to get what we want if we haven’t laid the groundwork first? In this case, by ‘groundwork’ I mean …

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Witch Doctor Ash

Ash won’t shrink from any player’s challenge ASHLEY LAWRENCE would have been burned at the stake or at the very least sat on a ducking chair and plunged into icy water a few hundred years ago. Anyone who reckoned he (or indeed she) could heal with the power of positive thinking would have been declared …

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Ashley works with Gillingham FC

Gills meet away day problems head on… How does a team which cannot win away for 18 months triumph twice on the road in four days? Plenty of Gillingham fans may have pondered that question on the way home from watching the 2-1 victory at Barnet on Tuesday night, which came hot on the heels …

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It's good to talk

Adebayo Akinfenwa hailed the impact of sports psychologist Ashley Lawrence for helping to transform his Gillingham career. Ashley Lawrence was brought in after Gillingham hit their lowest point of the season in early November with the FA Cup first round defeat to Dover. Akinfenwa, who walked off to a standing ovation on Tuesday during the …

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