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February 24, 2021

#33. How it all began – the Raising the Baa story

If it’s good enough for the TV world it’s fine by us! One of our most popular episodes relates to THE most frequently asked question we […]
February 17, 2021
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#32. From Dell and 3M to luxury brands and insurance, adaptability is key

Team effectiveness, behavioural preferences and what motivates people to think and act like they do – all topics which fascinate today’s guest interviewee. In his words […]
February 3, 2021
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#30. Is ‘fun’ a prerequisite of your team training – real or virtual?

An American angle on team culture and engagement this time in our conversation with funny, motivational keynote speaker Brad Montgomery. Brad helps leaders, managers and their […]
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 […]
January 20, 2021
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#28. Keeping it simple

Executive coach, speaker and author of 5 books, Simon Tyler is our guest in this episode. Local to Raising the Baa, Simon is a humorous and […]
January 13, 2021

#27. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange …

[title courtesy of the late great David Bowie, shortly after the 5th anniversary of his passing] Our guest today is Tammy Deakin, who in 2020 co-founded […]
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 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 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 […]