Team building with Sheep| News | Raising the Baa Teambuilding
October 13, 2020
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#18. Dog, wolf, hunter, farmer – who’s in your sales team?

Dog, wolf, hunter, farmer – just a few of the descriptors for salespeople and their selling style. And the most successful sales team is likely to […]
October 7, 2020
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#17. Remote team tactics from tech industry FTSE 50 senior exec/entrepreneur

If you’re starting, building or re-structuring your remote team for massive success, this episode is for you. FTSE Senior Exec turned Entrepreneur Ian Drew shares his […]
September 29, 2020
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#16. Developing people or training sheepdogs – is the psychology the same?

In this week’s episode we welcome an award-winning people development specialist who brought together a remotely based cohort of lead consultants at management consultancy firm Newton […]
September 24, 2020
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Podcast #15 – Teamworking lessons from the Falklands War to the Boardroom

This episode is jam-packed with thought-provoking tips about teamwork from environments as varied as the Navy, the music scene and corporate boardrooms. In the third of […]
September 15, 2020
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Podcast Episode 14 – How to lead your flock in times of uncertainty

Nick Obolensky experienced a day on the farm with Raising the Baa in its beta-stage days and his academic insights were particularly reassuring and helpful to […]
September 15, 2020
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Podcast Episode 13 – Is business psychology all double-Dutch to ewe?

In this second series of SheepDip podcasts we’re in conversation with some of the most inspiring minds in the field of learning and development. We’re asking […]
September 2, 2020
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Podcast Episode 12 – Ce-le-brate (good times, c’mon!)

Singing (you do recognise the song lyric above don’t you?), dancing, high-fiving, clapping, shrieking, laughing, pats on the back, hugs and polite handshakes – we’ve seen […]
August 25, 2020
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Podcast Episode 11 – Are questions, in fact, the answers?

Possibly not the most obvious learning from a team building exercise but one which is super useful – ask questions. We often notice the lack of […]
August 19, 2020
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Podcast Episode 10. Adaptability – how can sheep-herding help teams be more agile?

Never has adaptability been more relevant than right now. As a result of the pandemic every business is adjusting, even totally pivoting, and its people are […]
August 14, 2020

‘A’ levels – advanced level of what exactly?

2020 has impacted all corners of society and this week in England & Wales the focus is on ‘A’ Level students. So many it seems feel […]
August 11, 2020
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Podcast Episode 9 – Team building with Sheep Lesson 4 – Leadership styles

If sheep are reputed to be so stupid why do teams of intelligent people find it such a challenge to herd them into a pen? All […]
August 4, 2020
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Podcast Episode 8 – Teambuilding with Sheep Lesson 3 – Conflict

The third lesson from teambuilding with sheep we discuss is conflict. In all its guises, conflict impacts massively on effective and collaborative teamwork. Resolving conflict on […]
July 30, 2020

200 sheep to shear – how would you set about the task?

I can only imagine how an aspiring climber feels when they face their first mountain. Or a novice runner having completed Couch to 5k deciding to […]
July 28, 2020
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Podcast Episode 7 – Teambuilding with Sheep Lesson 2 – Planning

Herding sheep into a pen is just like the commercial world – surely not? Be in for a surprise as this episode of SheepDip covers the […]
July 21, 2020
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Podcast Episode 6 – Teambuilding with Sheep Lesson 1 – Communication (part 2)

So many communications-related lessons are gleaned from herding sheep as a team, it’s warranting two episodes! And even then, we are just scratching the surface. Reviewing, […]
July 14, 2020
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Podcast Episode 5 – Teambuilding with Sheep Lesson 1 – Communication (part 1)

So what learnings do our clients discover from herding sheep? This series of SheepDip releases the most common learnings, kicking off with the most frequently cited […]