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September 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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
Herding sheep into pen

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
Team planning how to herd sheep into the pen

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

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

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

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 […]
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 […]