Shepherd Chris

November 29, 2017

Can unpredictability make ewe stronger?

I’ve always been fascinated at the reasons for people doing the jobs they do. Some of us pursue childhood dreams, but others follow a winding path […]
November 10, 2017

No pulling the wool over the sheep’s eyes

One of this week’s news headlines was “sheep have shown they can recognise familiar human faces” as a result of a Cambridge University study. So I’ve […]
October 16, 2017

What can ewe learn from bad-mannered sheep?

How are your manners? Do you wait in a queue or push to the front? Eat with your mouth open or closed? Do you help the […]
February 15, 2016

Are you helping your customers to buy your products?

Grab an inside glimpse of a sheep market and hear how sheep farmers meet their customers’ needs.  Are you segregating your products to help your customers?
January 11, 2016

The two most powerful words in team building?

When the sheep are successfully herded into the pen we give them a rub around the head, say “well done, great job”, maybe give them a […]
January 6, 2016

What do productivity and cooperation have in common?

You need both to have a good, highly functioning team. If a team is not working well there are two areas that need working on. The […]
August 18, 2015

Do your prospects know you are out there?

Living next to the village church is so handy as the graveyard is the perfect place for orphan lambs. Plenty of grass, safe and secure – […]
June 15, 2015

Do ewe pitch creatively for business?

Training budgets are nowadays scrutinised more closely than ever and a return on investment is expected, even if it is pretty difficult to measure. More bang […]
June 3, 2015

There’s neigh point in being negative

A man owns a horse which lives in a field near a school bus stop, so every day the children stop by the gate and feed […]
May 6, 2015

Racing to the baa-llot box

The final days of campaigning by all the major political party leaders can be exhausting to watch. It’s not just the endless travelling all over the […]
April 28, 2015

The cherry on the top for Bournemouth

In 2012 Bournemouth Football Club were languishing in 21st position in League One of the British Football League. The club was on its knees financially. Staff […]
March 12, 2015

Top Gear. Top Dog?

If you had a person like Jeremy Clarkson in your business, how would you handle him? Let’s switch to the shepherding world – imagine that you […]
February 18, 2015

So what’s in store for business in the Year of the Sheep?

Thank ewe to Doris Ingber, US expert in feng shui and 4 Pillars Analysis (a branch of Chinese astrology), for her predictions on what Year of […]
September 15, 2014

It's all about marginal gains (and we're not talking Scotland here)

On Friday the Tour of GB cyclists whizzed through our neighbourhood and we took time out to shoot them flying past. It was a first for […]
August 27, 2014

Will your next recruit be a robot?

Today’s article on the BBC News website “Two simple rules explain sheepdog behaviour” stopped and made us think.  Could you imagine a robot doing the job of […]
July 15, 2014

How Do You Drive Your Customers?

Drove roads are wide green tracks in the countryside, and have provided the traditional system of moving flocks of sheep around between fields, for centuries.  They were […]