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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 […]
July 13, 2020
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Time to stop, think and listen to our heart

Whether working all the way through lockdown or just returning to work, we’ve all had to adjust to different routines and behaviours. March to July is […]
July 7, 2020
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Podcast Episode 4 – Why team building with sheep?

Recorded prior to lockdown, founder and Head Shepherd Chris and principal associate trainer Paul are enjoying a coffee together at a local garden centre. A day […]
July 6, 2020

Which would you trust most – artificial or human intelligence?

So it’s early morning in my kitchen and via my phone I give the command to my dog-bot, who’s in the kennel outside, to round up […]
July 1, 2020
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Podcast Episode 3 – Sheep

In this episode the founder and Head Shepherd at Raising the Baa is grilled on his favourite subject – sheep. We challenge you to not learn […]
June 29, 2020

How much is that doggie in the….?

In June 2020 the world record was broken for the price paid for a working sheepdog at auction – £19,451.00!  Many shepherds would clearly not be […]
June 23, 2020
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Podcast Episode 2 – Sheep-herding

Raising the Baa associate trainer Paul Warriner in conversation with Chris, the man behind the whole concept of team building with sheep. Paul quizzes Chris on […]
June 15, 2020

Are ewe establishing ‘new normal’ systems?

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. […]
June 15, 2020
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Podcast Episode 1 – Once upon a time…

The first series of our podcast SheepDip features founder and Head Shepherd Chris Farnsworth in a coffee-shop conversation with associate trainer and Recognition Coach Paul Warriner. […]
May 12, 2020

What our reaction to the pandemic is teaching us about herding sheep

Listening to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest broadcast to the nation, he referred to the analogy of mountaineering. He was referring of course to the pandemic […]
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 […]