teamwork Archives - Raising The Baa
May 5, 2021
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#42. Why bother? How identifying your team’s motivation is critical to success

Motivational Leadership was co-founded by our guest Kate Turner over 20 years ago to “shift the paradigm of motivation and leadership in the workplace”  She and […]
April 28, 2021
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#41. “It’s HR – but not as we know it”

It is wholly appropriate for an outdoors team building company podcast guest to have been described as “a breath of fresh air” within her profession!   Michelle […]
April 21, 2021

#40. Raising our own Baa

Head Shepherd Chris’ own lambing has finished.  It’s time to reflect and review. With all the new life around us in the fields and the easing […]
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 […]
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 11, 2020
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#22. Leadership lessons from the North Pole – no skis required

Be inspired by lessons in leadership and teamwork from the first British woman to ski to the North Pole – without a snowflake in sight! With […]
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 13, 2020
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#18. Dog, wolf, hunter, farmer – who’s in your sales team?

Dog, wolf, hunter, farmer – just a few of the descriptors for salespeople and their selling style. And the most successful sales team is likely to […]
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 […]
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 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
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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 […]