Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

I love autumn. When you ask people their favourite time of year, they’ll often go for summer or Christmas, but I like to think that us ‘fall fans’ belong to a rather select group who see its subtle beauty. The colours are gorgeous as the trees change, leaving a...
The hidden dangers of procrastination

The hidden dangers of procrastination

Procrastination; it’s such an illogical thing to do. So why do we all put off doing the things that are most important in moving us forward or just to get stuff done? There are a heap of useful productivity tools out there to help us get our acts together, notably...
Get your ‘wow glasses’ on…

Get your ‘wow glasses’ on…

We are currently in the thick of pretty major renovations at home: there’s brick-dust everywhere and no bathroom. Each day, we’ve been to the houses of kind family and friends to have showers. Just imagine how much I’ll appreciate a shower in our own house when we...
The case for face-to-face

The case for face-to-face

There is a cycle us people development bods are used to: when money’s tight, many organisations will go into lock-down when it comes to face-to-face training activity. Why organise a facilitator, book a venue and extract people from their daily activities when you can...
Keep calm and pedal on

Keep calm and pedal on

I am surprised to report that this month’s blog has turned into a bit of an open love letter to my husband. He will be puzzled and mildly panicked when he reads this. We’re all grappling with complex questions and news of senseless violence. This blog is usually...
Irons and anchors

Irons and anchors

Here is my very first (and possibly only) blog on football. Keen to stay off the bandwagon, it’s not about Leicester. My family will be aghast at this because I’m the black sheep when it comes to their beloved game. A proud line of West Ham supporters, they love their...
The people in our corners

The people in our corners

If we’re lucky, in the course of our careers and life in general, there will be people along the way who believe in us, or offer us opportunities to move forwards. They probably don’t realise it, but in doing so they can change the course of our lives. Jo recently...
Break the curse of self-doubt

Break the curse of self-doubt

If I had a magic wand that could do just one work-related thing (…sorry anyone hoping for ‘world peace’), I would plump for the ability to imbue people with a bit more self-confidence – myself included. This month I’ve been delivering interview skills training, as...
Leaping in…

Leaping in…

As the year is already speeding along at a pace (how is it March tomorrow?!) having an extra day in February is rather welcome here at Green Door HQ. Purely psychological, I know! How did you spend your ‘extra day’ today? With only a finite amount of time in a day,...
Our second birthday!

Our second birthday!

Happy New Year all! Green Door is two years old today. I can’t quite believe that we’ve been up and running that long, but when I consider how far we’ve come it’s not surprising that it’s gone quickly. Time flies, as the saying goes… To everyone who’s supported...