September 8, 2012

Wet Wet Wet

It’s official – the British summer in 2012 has seen the highest rainfall on record! As per the 80s band it’s been wet wet wet. More like winter […]
September 7, 2012

Is your system working for you?

I will never forget the first time I sheared a sheep. I knew what to do and even so, it took me 45 minutes to do. […]
September 6, 2012

Is it the goals scored or the penalties missed that count?

Just like kicking a football around, when we are shearing we have a great deal of fun. It is very much a team effort with everybody […]
September 5, 2012

Roll over and die. Are sheep so silly?

Unbelievable as it is yes. They can just do that. It is because they have no choice. What do I mean? At this time of year […]
September 4, 2012

What has the price of wool got to do with washing machines?

Two years ago I sold half a tonne of wool. That is a lot of wool, some white, black, brown and some black and white. The […]
September 3, 2012

The hardest thing about shearing a sheep…

I can only imagine how the magnificent Ellie Simmonds felt when she first faced a 400m swim. I’m sure there were times when she wasn’t feeling […]
August 28, 2012

What makes a good team?

For me it has to be the shepherd and his dog. One man and his dog can do so much if they understand each other, with […]
August 21, 2012

What can the greetings card industry teach us about ‘chunks’?

After celebrating a big birthday I found it is easier to think in “chunks”. For a shepherd there are four chunks in the year. Each year can […]
August 17, 2012

Are you leading a dog’s life? For better or worse?

We’ve all worked in a team where we’ve not got the reward we have wanted. Perhaps it was overlooked. You know the feeling – you have […]
August 8, 2012

Individual medal, team victory

Ponderings of guest blogger Caroline Palmer (aka Bo-Peep) The London 2012 Olympic Games continues to be the most amazing event providing us all with so many […]
July 24, 2012

Time for ‘new’ year’s resolutions

At long last I have finished shearing after one of the wettest Summers I can remember for a long time. At this time of the year […]
July 20, 2012

5 minutes or 2 hours – what’s the difference?

Recently at a reception in aid of a local charity for the homeless, I was asked (as I often am) which client teams round up the […]
July 13, 2012

£20m or £2m – what’s your target?

Large or small, we all have them and we all set them. Most of us automatically set numerous targets every day whether it is what time […]