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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

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

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 […]
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 […]
January 27, 2017

Have you got the right people in your team?

Is there mutual respect between you and your team in order to get the job done and move your business forward?” asks Chris Farnsworth, shepherd, entrepreneur […]
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?
February 10, 2016

What makes a good shepherd?

Chris Farnsworth, shepherd, entrepreneur and author suggests viewing your team from a different perspective to get a win-win situation for you all. Curious to find out […]
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 10, 2016

Herding sheep or electing a new leader – is there common ground?

Boris or Jeremy – how should the choice be made? Emotionally, logically or purely on appearance? Will the same mistake be made as when people come […]
January 9, 2016

Do sheep have the answer to Brexit? 

Sheep live most of the time in harmony. There is little argument, with only small jostles between individuals and ultimately they all look out for each […]
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 […]