Words of Wisdom
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Lessons From Geese
As each goose flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the
bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole
flock adds 71% greater flying range than if the bird flew
Those who share a common
direction and sense of unity can get where they are going
quicker and easier, because they are traveling on the thrust
of one another.
FACT: Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it
suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly
alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take
advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in
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If we are as smart as
geese, we will stay in formation with those who are headed
where we want to go and be willing to accept their help as
well as give help to others.
FACT: When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back
into formation, and another goose flies at the point
It pays to take turns
doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. People, like
geese, are interdependent on each other.
FACT: The geese in formation honk from behind to
encourage those up front to keep their speed.
We need to make sure the
honking from behind is encouraging-and not something else.
FACT: When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot, two
geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help
protect it. They stay with it until it is able to fly again
or dies. Then they launch out on their own, with another
formation, or try to catch up with the flock.
If we have as much sense
as geese, we too will stand by each other in difficult
times, as well as when we are strong.
JOIN THE FLOCK!