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 17, 2017

Making no mistakes? You’ve counted too many sheep

Ahead of a recent conversation with one of our earliest clients at IKEA, I read ‘The Testament of a Furniture Dealer’ from their website. A fascinating […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 29, 2014

How many languages do ewe speak?

At a business networking meeting the other day we were discussing what sounds are made by animals in other languages. Yes really! What led us to […]
March 18, 2014

Learning from your Flock ….

A flock of sheep range in age and wisdom.  Different groups exhibit different learnt habits in direction correlation to their specific learning experience. The elders might […]
January 14, 2014

Do ewe make your own decisions?

  Quite often,  those who religiously follow the crowd – in fashion for example – regardless of whether something suits them or not, are often referred […]
December 23, 2013

A Y-ewe-ltide Thought

Different flocks of sheep will mingle and will graze together unless they are put under stress – an unexpected intruder in their field perhaps –  in […]
December 19, 2013

Do your boundaries hold your business back?

When a flock of lowland sheep are put into a new field, their first response is to check their boundary. They take a slow, casual walk […]
November 14, 2013

How perfect is your business climate right now?

If you have made your to do list expecting the weather to be perfect in order to achieve it, and the weather lets you down badly, […]
February 22, 2013

How are you smelling today?

Smell is alleged to be our strongest sense and will often anchor a strong connection to an emotion, place or person. Some strong ones for me […]
December 23, 2012

Are you watching your flock – really watching?

“While shepherds watch their flocks by night all seated on the ground…” Most of us know the words to this popular Christmas carol. It is amazing […]
November 16, 2012

How much is that doggie in the….?

Just recently the UK record was broken for the price paid for a working sheepdog at an auction – £8,300.  Many shepherds would clearly not be […]