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"It's just like herding sheep!"

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"It's just like herding sheep!"

What could be simpler: a closed field, an empty pen and a few docile sheep waiting to be corralled to safety. "We'll knock this off easy!" was the general feeling. 

Three hours later, three exhausting hours later, with our team falling on their feet, we finally managed to wrangle the last beast into it's temporary home. A huge sense of relief rather than victory! Wow, what was that all about!!

Huge lessons: strong parallels with consulting. Work out the real not the perceived problem; look at all ideas & options; evaluate and assess each as a team; implement testable plans; learn and re-plan: iterate until successful. And above all don't fall into the trap of believing people are docile and will do as you want. Monday morning will be seen in a whole new light!!