Sheep Dip with Raising the Baa

Chris Farnsworth & Caroline Palmer

**TAKING A BREAK - BACK SOON**
Discover how to keep your team engaged, happy, connected and productive - with and without the help of sheep. Easy to digest interviews Head Shepherd Chris and'Top Dog' Caroline - co-founders of Raising the Baa, global leaders in team building with sheep.

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Workplace Wellness - Emma Hossack, WeTalkWellbeing
Jul 19 2023
Workplace Wellness - Emma Hossack, WeTalkWellbeing
In her own words Emma Hossack is "a recovering perfectionist" having burnt out not once but twice, after each of her children were born whilst juggling a high octane pharmaceutical sales career.Today she and her partners at WeTalkWellbeing help organisations and most importantly their people to be their most authentic, happy and resilient selves.Not in a fluffy way however.  Emma is a strong believer in data and feels this is often the missing element in businesses managing the wellbeing of their people.  One of the tools WeTalkWellbeing offer is the WRAW (Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing) Index, a framework that provides a data-fuelled starting point and strategy for organisations.  Aspects covered in our discussion include:- training should be 'for' not 'done to' co-workers- boundaries are key for purpose and happiness- fruit in the office and gym memberships are not a panacea- the motivational shift from money to purpose, especially GenZersAs per other episodes in this series, Emma declares that one size does not fit all.  Not just within one organisation but across different industry sectors and business types too. And two fundamentals to finish on:- thinking is not the same as knowing - data must be used to design a company's wellbeing programme- leaders need to ask themselves "how am I modelling wellbeing and resilience?" as it all starts with them.Our thanks to Emma for another fascinating and thought-provoking insight into the world of Workplace Wellness, punctuated as always with comparisons to the world of sheep, shepherds and their dogs.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊🎧FREE resources:Explore the WRAW (Workplace Resilience And Wellbeing) Index Blogs and reports on resilience and wellbeing on Emma's WeTalkWellbeing websiteSheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Emma Hossack - Director, WeTalkWellbeing and Founder, Transforming Minds for BusinessCaroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
Workplace Wellness - Lizzie Benton, Liberty Mind UK
Jul 5 2023
Workplace Wellness - Lizzie Benton, Liberty Mind UK
Lizzie Benton describes herself as a 'progressive culture coach'.  Her business Liberty Mind helps its clients to adopt an alternative way of working that unleashes people to create their best work.In this episode Lizzie shares her thoughts on the world of wellbeing in the workplace - or not 'wellbeing' perhaps.For example:- it's NOT a separate entity, a label which can come across as patronising or condescending- it's NOT always something for which the HR department should have total responsibility- it's NOT about covering every single eventuality (clue: it is about mutual trust)- it's NOT a 'should do' exercise, it's key to future recruitment and talent retentionLizzie also shares truly helpful insights for those, possibly larger, organisations where traditional blueprints may be harder to discard and start afresh.And as is our habit, here's the books by Elizabeth Gilbert that Lizzie mentioned: Eat Pray Love and Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear. Questions?  Ping them our way! Simply message us through any of our social channels or email caroline@raisingthebaa.com and we'll ensure it is answered in a future episode or privately by one of our guest experts, whichever is most suitable.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊🎧FREE resources:A wealth of in-depth blogs on all aspects of company culture Lizzie's own podcast: Workplace Liberation - Make It Thrive Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Lizzie Benton - Founder at Liberty Mind UK and Semco Style Pathfinder Caroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
Workplace Wellness - with Sally Tanski & Shahani Jayesinghe of Talogy
Jun 28 2023
Workplace Wellness - with Sally Tanski & Shahani Jayesinghe of Talogy
In this first episode of our new season we're delighted to welcome not one but two guests. Both are consultants at Talogy, which combines psychology and technology to help organisations such as M&S and BBC to develop their talent.Business psychologists Sally Tanski and Shahani Jayesinghe BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS have extensive experience of guiding companies and coaching their people for optimum performance and well-being.We discuss:* How individuality matters. For sheep too - yes really πŸ‘ * Self-awareness and taking accountability for your own wellness* The need for companies to create the right conditions and initiatives* Interrupting behaviour patterns through intuition - being adaptive* Subtle influencing through leading by exampleAnd we hear some great examples of low and no-cost initiatives from Talogy themselves, including the delightfully entitled 'random rendezvous'. As you would expect, Head Shepherd and co-founder of Raising the Baa chimes in with analogies from the world of sheep and sheep-dogs - bringing some surprising insights to Sally and Shahani!See links below for free access to Talogy's insightful recent article and webinar on the theme of Social Capital, as discussed in this episode. And here's Shahani's book recommendation: Atomic Habits by James Clear Questions?  We love 'em!  Simply message us through any of our social channels or email caroline@raisingthebaa.com and we'll ensure it is answered in a future episode or privately by one of our guest experts whichever is most suitable.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊🎧FREE resources:'How Can Leaders Rebuild Social Capital?' article written by Sally and Shahani'Reconnecting with Social Capital' webinar presented by ShahaniSheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Sally Tanski - Managing Consultant, Talogy Shahani Jayesinghe - Principal Consultant, TalogyCaroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
Workplace Wellness - with Ngozi Weller, Aurora Wellness Group
Mar 15 2023
Workplace Wellness - with Ngozi Weller, Aurora Wellness Group
Good Mental Health is Good Business.So says the brochure of Aurora Wellness Group, co-founded by culture change strategist Ngozi Weller with psychologist and behavioural change specialist Obehi Alofoje.Ngozi had a truly compelling reason for launching Aurora in 2017 and she opens up this episode by telling us her impactful and at times heart-wrenching story. We go on to discuss:- why looking after people is a win-win for ALL companies and how it impacts the bottom line- practical ways to support line managers, the front line in looking after your teams- who looks after the HR crew (and the shepherds!)Ngozi's thoughts and tips are, as always, interspersed with analogies to the world of shepherding brought alive by Chris, Head Shepherd and co-founder of Raising the Baa.Questions?  We love 'em!  Simply message us through any of our social channels or email caroline@raisingthebaa.com and we'll ensure it is answered in a future episode or privately by one of our guest experts whichever is most suitable.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊🎧FREE resources:Rise of the New Leader - white paper produced by AuroraThe Wellbeing Rebellion - Aurora's new podcastSheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Ngozi  Weller - Director and co-founder, Aurora Wellness GroupCaroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
Workplace Wellness - with Michelle Reid, People & Ops Director, IOM
Mar 8 2023
Workplace Wellness - with Michelle Reid, People & Ops Director, IOM
Two big themes come through loud and clear to us in our interview with this week's guest:PURPOSE and ASKING Michelle Reid is People and Operations Director at the Edinburgh-based Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM).  Having progressed within her 5 years at IOM from HR Manager to a seat on the Board, Michelle is clearly an utterly authentic 'people person'.   We loved the way she doesn't just talk theory.  Practically all her points are illustrated, sensitively, by real-life stories from life at IOM.Upon joining the IOM, Michelle asked every member of staff (around 100 at the time) just FOUR questions.  They may be simple but their answers were like gold-dust.  The answers provided the IOM's first people plan.  And they could create yours' too.Michelle's thoughts and tips are, as always, interspersed with analogies to the world of shepherding brought alive by Chris, Head Shepherd and co-founder of Raising the Baa. Questions?  We love 'em!  Simply message us through any of our social channels or email caroline@raisingthebaa.com and we'll ensure it is answered in a future episode or privately by one of our guest experts whichever is most suitable.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊🎧FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Michelle Reid - People and Operations Director, Institute of Occupational Medicine Caroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
Workplace Wellness - with Carolyn Hobdey AKA The Midlife Mistress
Mar 1 2023
Workplace Wellness - with Carolyn Hobdey AKA The Midlife Mistress
Having left her corporate HRD career in 2020, Carolyn Hobdey is passionate about improving workplace culture - or community as she prefers to call it - through human-centred leadership.Carolyn is achieving this through her Midlife Mistress platform, making your (mid)life matter and more recently as co-founder of BEing HUMAN at the Farm Club, a rural leadership wellbeing space.In our conversation with Carolyn, learn about:- our personal micro-climate- how to save time and money by asking your team members the right questions- thinking holistically - become a corporate athlete - the 6 SIMPLE strategies for No More People Problems [*free* download in Resources section below] Carolyn's words of wisdom will be interspersed with analogies to the world of shepherding brought alive by Chris, Head Shepherd and co-founder of Raising the Baa.  Questions?  We love 'em!  Simply message us through any of our social channels or email caroline@raisingthebaa.com and we'll ensure it is answered in a future episode or privately by one of our guest experts whichever is most suitable.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊🎧Free resources:Carolyn's whitepaper: 6 SIMPLE strategies for No More People ProblemsFREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Carolyn Hobdey - Consultant, Educator, Speaker and Author / The Midlife MistressCaroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
Workplace Wellness - with Flick Wileman, Reckitt
Feb 22 2023
Workplace Wellness - with Flick Wileman, Reckitt
Welcome back to this season of SheepDip - themed Workplace Wellness.With a different expert on each show, you will be inspired by their insights and walk away with practical advice on how to create a healthy, sustainable culture for teams to thrive.Our second guest is Flick Wileman, Global Wellbeing & Engagement Lead at Reckitt, which pursues a cleaner, healthier world through brands such as as Dettol, Durex and Nurofen.Hear Flick's incredible journey from a fascinating, and different, childhood, through quitting university after 6 months to a senior global role at a household name company employing over 40,000 people.Flick's passion for equality, diversity and inclusion comes through loud and clear throughout the interview and she shares truly practical advice on steps to take for your teams' wellbeing.  Purpose is central to all of Flick's strategies.  And, it all starts, every time, with WHY. She may have left her first degree course within the first year, but she is now somehow studying, in her own time and through self investment, a BSc in Business Psychology.  She runs to feed her body and mind, since she listens to a podcast whilst doing so.  🎧 Here are some of Flick's go-to podcasts: Diary of a CEO - Steve BartlettJake Humphrey - The High Performance PodcastDr Amanda Potter - The Chief Psychology Officer πŸ“š And the books which have had a major impact on Flick's life:Start with Why - Simon SinekFeel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan JeffersHow to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Growth Mindset - Carol DweckQuestions?  We love 'em!  Simply message us through any of our social channels or email caroline@raisingthebaa.com and we'll ensure it is answered in a future episode or privately by one of our guest experts whichever is most suitable.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊🎧Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Flick Wileman, Global Wellbeing & Engagement Lead at ReckittCaroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
Workplace Wellness - with Anastasia Vinnikova, City Mental Health Alliance
Feb 15 2023
Workplace Wellness - with Anastasia Vinnikova, City Mental Health Alliance
Welcome to the 7th season of SheepDip - themed Workplace Wellness.With a different expert on each show, you will be inspired by their insights and walk away with practical advice on how to create a healthy, sustainable culture for teams to thrive.Our first guest is Anastasia Vinnikova, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at City Mental Health Alliance about which you will learn in the show.  With personal experience, as she openly shares, of mental health issues, Anastasia also volunteers much of her precious spare time as a trustee of InspireUK and a Lived Experience Advisor at Samaritans.Since Anastasia's career background is in early careers we discuss particularly the impact of, for example, hybrid or remote working on those starting out in their careers.  And importantly how to create an environment in which they can grow and feel a sense of belonging from the outset.  There are two downloads on this topic in the free resources section below. If this episode prompts any questions, message us through any of our social channels or email caroline@raisingthebaa.com and we'll ensure it is answered in a future episode or privately by one of our guest experts whichever is most suitable.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)FREE resources (mentioned in the show):Thriving from the Start - an open mental health network to those in their early careers (or in education and thinking about those first steps into the workforce)The Time to Act report - into the mental health of young professionalsConnect with the speakers via LinkedIn:Anastasia Vinnikova - Head of Workplace Wellbeing, City Mental Health AllianceCaroline Palmer - Top Dog and co-founder, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and co-founder, Raising the Baa & author of 'Sheep Shepherd Dog - Building a Magnificent Team Around You'What are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, XYZ are for ...?
Dec 28 2022
In team building, XYZ are for ...?
The final episode in our series, The A-Z of Team Building, covers topics beginning with X (ish), Y or Z - all rolled into one show as you might imagine.We've had a blast with this series which was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa.  And naturally the learnings have prompted analogies from the world of sheep and dogs, thanks to Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.We sincerely hope it's made you think about aspects of team building which might not have come to mind before.  The key of course is to take just one learning and put it into action - so which one will you take? Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊--------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME - LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!In the final draw of the year, the prize is a hand-made sheep's wool hot water bottle cover - to keep ewe snuggly warm in an eco-friendly and ecological way :-)To enter simply answer this question:Which X, Y or Z topic ...............Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on 31 December 2022 and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, W is for....?
Dec 21 2022
In team building, W is for....?
The penultimate episode in our series, The A-Z of Team Building, covers topics beginning with W relating to the importance of:- all members of a team being supported - creating a judgement-free environment- including everyone in the fold (as it were)- personal growth and development essential to wider team success- enthusiasm sometimes needing to be managed This series was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa. And we punctuate it with a few insights of our own too.Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊--------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the final draw of the year, the prize is a hand-made sheep's wool hot water bottle cover - to keep ewe snuggly warm in an eco-friendly and ecological way :-)To enter simply answer this question:Which W topic is strongly accompanied by its polar opposite, awareness of both being essential?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on 31 December 2022 and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, V is for....?
Dec 14 2022
In team building, V is for....?
Our series, The A-Z of Team Building, continues with topics beginning with V including:- one of THE greatest influencers on the development of a team and its journey to success- different perspectives being essential for so many reasons- the optimum use of talent and resourcesThis series was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa. And we punctuate it with a few insights of our own too.Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊--------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the final draw of the year, the prize is a hand-made sheep's wool hot water bottle cover - to keep ewe snuggly warm in an eco-friendly and ecological way :-)To enter simply answer this question:Which V topic is featured in both its singular and plural form?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on 31 December 2022 and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, U is for....?
Dec 7 2022
In team building, U is for....?
In the shepherding world and at Raising the Baa we find U a perplexing letter to use, as its pronunciation describes a female sheep.  And for those who are familiar with our communications it is apparent that we substitute EWE for U more often than not!And we love it when people start using it when conversing back since we reckon we've got a real fan 😊Continuing our series, The A-Z of Team Building, the following topics are unpacked:- one of the absolute basics underpinning every aspect of a team and its dynamics- the impact and reasons for change - which elements can last the course- consequences of one action on another and the importance of communicating them  This series was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa. And we punctuate it with a few insights of our own too.Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening 😊--------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the final draw of the year, the prize is a hand-made sheep's wool hot water bottle cover - to keep ewe snuggly warm in an eco-friendly and ecological way :-)To enter simply answer this question:Which U word might have described Paul, according to Chris at one point during this episode?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on 31 December 2022 and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, T is for... ?
Nov 30 2022
In team building, T is for... ?
Er... team?Would be churlish for us to say otherwise!In the shepherding world the team comprises the shepherd and their dog, or for those with larger flocks, their dogs. This epitome of a trusty team is at the heart of all that we at Raising the Baa deliver, on and off the field.  And this podcast series is just one example.Continuing our series, The A-Z of Team Building, themes beginning with T are discussed:- how can one hot drink can lift energy and build team spirit?- why iteration and analysis shouldn't be neglected- if lacking, it's one of the top 5 behaviours of a dysfunctional team This series was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa. And we punctuate it with a few insights of our own too.Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)--------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the final draw of the year, the prize is a hand-made sheep's wool hot water bottle cover - to keep ewe snuggly warm in an eco-friendly and ecological way :-)To enter simply answer this question:Which T theme is described with two T words, both with the same meaning? Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on 31 December 2022 and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, S is for....? (our competition continues)
Nov 23 2022
In team building, S is for....? (our competition continues)
.... need we ask? Sheep quite naturally. Well in our world yes, but what do they have to do with team building? Have you ever seen how a flock works together? Sheep are not just followers - they can be pioneers, leaders, assertive, protective, caring. How many of these qualities would you like in a team? Continuing our series, The A-Z of Team Building, this episode covers S themes which:- might help both quiet and 'loud' members of your team- reward individuals and help them grow in their job roles- help us to understand the new/expanded meaning of an 'old' term This series was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa. And we punctuate it with a few insights of our own too.Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)--------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the November draw, the prize is a portable Bluetooth Speaker, perfect for podcasts and all other listening of course!To enter simply answer this question:Which S topic was not mentioned till late on - and which might be seen as a cliffhanger to a future episode?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on the last day of each month (Oct - Dec 2022) and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.One more week to enter the November draw - entries close 23:59 on Wednesday 30th November 2022.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, R is for.... ? (our competition continues)
Nov 16 2022
In team building, R is for.... ? (our competition continues)
... Raising the Baa of course!And indeed we aim to raise the 'baa' in every aspect of teamwork.In this episode we cover R themes which:- improve productivity- make optimum use of resources- help move the team towards its goals effectively - lift people's levels of engagementThis series, The A-Z of Team Building, was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa. And we punctuate it with a few insights of our own too. Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)--------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the November draw, the prize is a portable Bluetooth Speaker, perfect for podcasts and all other listening of course! To enter simply answer this question:Which R topic can really lift a team's energy and have a profound effect on its morale and productivity?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on the last day of each month (Oct - Dec 2022) and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, Q is for.... ? (our competition continues)
Nov 9 2022
In team building, Q is for.... ? (our competition continues)
Quite honestly,  we struggled initially with this letter.It transpires however that there's one or two really good topics from which to draw insights.In this series, the A-Z of team building was inspired by the many lessons learned by our clients following their experience of Raising the Baa. And we punctuate it with a few insights of our own too. Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)---------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the November draw, the prize is a portable Bluetooth Speaker, perfect for podcasts and all other listening of course! To enter simply answer this question:Which 'yin and yang' Qs are discussed in this episode?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on the last day of each month (Oct - Dec 2022) and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, P is for....? (plus competition)
Nov 2 2022
In team building, P is for....? (plus competition)
Provocative perhaps? In this episode a couple of the themes beginning with P might seem a little negative in relation to building a strong team. As with so many aspects of team dynamics however it's about balance. Yin and yan if you like. So long as a potentially negative theme is recognised, action can be taken to redress it to create a positive outcome.In this series, the A-Z of team building, we continue to recall lessons learned by so many of our clients' team members following their experience of Raising the Baa. And punctuate it with a few insights of our own too. Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)---------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the November draw, the prize is a portable Bluetooth Speaker, perfect for podcasts and all other listening of course! To enter simply answer this question:Which TWO themes mentioned, beginning with P, can counter-balance each other to help teams succeed?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on the last day of each month (Oct - Dec 2022) and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, O is for....? (plus competition!)
Oct 26 2022
In team building, O is for....? (plus competition!)
O...MG, there's so many!  From Observing through Outstanding to Opinions, plus a few others too. How can each of these help to develop a team into a baa-rilliantly collaborative and super successful one? Each episode of our A-Z series of team building aims to help.Expect plenty of analogies from the world of sheep and dogs from Head Shepherd & Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)---------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the October draw we're giving away 3 of our highly sought-after sheepy re-usable mugs.  Help reduce waste and save yourself some money at many coffee shops too - what's not to like?To enter simply answer this question:How many tenets of team building, beginning with the letter O, are discussed in this episode?Email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.The draw closes at 23.59 on the last day of each month (Oct - Dec 2022) and we'll email the winners the following working day.  One entry per episode. Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.
In team building, N is for... ?
Oct 19 2022
In team building, N is for... ?
Into the 2nd half of the alphabet now with our A-Z series of all things team building, so we figured we'd celebrate with a competition.And there will be opportunities to win EVERY month!  More on this further on...This podcast series continues to reflect on themes cited by our clients in their reviewing sessions, following their experience of herding sheep - Raising the Baa style.  Today's episode features topics beginning with the letter N.  Each episode of our A-Z series of team building lasts around 10 minutes - just right for a (sheep)dip into each of the topics.Expect plenty of sheep/shepherd/dog references from Head Shepherd and Founder of Raising the Baa, Chris Farnsworth, in these short and lively conversations with Paul Warriner, our Lead Facilitator.Enjoy - and thank ewe for listening :-)---------------------------------------------------------COMPETITION TIME!In the October draw we're giving away 3 of our highly sought-after sheepy re-usable mugs.  Help reduce waste and save yourself some money at many coffee shops too - what's not to like?To enter simply answer the question below and email your response to baa@raisingthebaa.com, with Sheep Dip in the subject box please.One entry per episode please, starting with M, released on 12th October 2022.  So to kick off we have 2 questions:(M) One topic beginning with M is mentioned more than any other in the episode - which is it? (N)  Which theme beginning with N is discussed in the first half and re-visited later on in the episode too?The draw closes at 23.59 on the last day of each month (Oct - Dec 2022) and we'll email the winners the following working day.  Open to UK residents only.----------------------------------------------------------FREE resource:Sheep, Shepherd or Dog - which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.Connect with the Speakers via LinkedIn:Paul Warriner - The Recognition Coach and Lead Facilitator, Raising the BaaChris Farnsworth - Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the BaaWhat are your main team challenges and desires? Maybe we can help?Book in a 15-minute Exploratory Call now and let's see.