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April 7, 2021

#38. Got a presentation to deliver to your team? Let’s sort it.

“Presentation skills and public speaking ability is the #1 leadership skill you need to have in order to stand out from the crowd and be a […]
March 24, 2021
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#37. Mastering leadership (including a canine perspective)

With a background and passion for outdoors experiential education, the effervescent Iggy Perillo has evolved her business WSL Leadership to specialise in curating and facilitating leadership […]
January 27, 2021

#29. Have you ‘herd’ the one about cows flying to Africa?

If someone suggested flying cows from the UK to Africa to assist in a time of extreme famine, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was too […]
November 18, 2020
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#23. A holistic learning approach with the help of Mother Nature

Our guest this week endorses a holistic learning approach, much of it in nature-rich surroundings. Founder and director of Saltbox Training and Events, established in 2008, […]
November 4, 2020
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#21. The Emotional Cycle of Change and herding sheep? Yes indeed.

Uninformed optimism. Informed pessimism. These first stages of the Emotional Cycle of Change arise during our discussion with Morten Wiil, relating to his experience of herding […]
October 28, 2020
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#20. Introduction – monthly musings from the farm

Reflecting the English school’s half-term break we thought we’d disrupt our usual routine too. This 5-minute trailer episode is brought to you straight from the field, […]
October 20, 2020
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#19. The lessons Mother Nature can teach us about teamwork

With Mother Nature as her business partner (and one of ours’ too of course) Rachel Woods MSc shares her thoughts on how to improve teamwork and […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 […]