training 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 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 […]
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 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 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 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 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
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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 […]
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 […]