teamwork Archives - Raising The Baa
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 […]
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 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 […]
August 28, 2012

What makes a good team?

For me it has to be the shepherd and his dog. One man and his dog can do so much if they understand each other, with […]
August 8, 2012

Individual medal, team victory

Ponderings of guest blogger Caroline Palmer (aka Bo-Peep) The London 2012 Olympic Games continues to be the most amazing event providing us all with so many […]