Lessons from Geese

As each goose flaps its wings
it creates an ‘uplift’ for the birds that follow.
By flying in a ‘V’-formation the whole
flock adds 71 percent extra flying range.


Lesson: People who share a sense of
community can help each other, get where
they are going more easily ………….
Because they are traveling on the thrust
of one other.


When a goose falls out of formation it
suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone.
It quickly moves back to take advantage
of the lifting power of the birds in front


Lesson: If we have as much sense as geese
we stay in formation with those headed were
we want to go. We are willing to accept their
help and give our help to others.


When the lead goose tires, it drops back into the
formation and another goose flies to the point position.


Lesson: It pays to take turns during the hard tasks. We
should respect and protect each other’s unique arrangement
off skills, capabilities, talents and resources.


The geese flying in formation honk to encourage
those up front to keep up with their speed.


Lesson: We need to make sure our honking is
encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement
production is much greater. Individual empowerment
results from quality honking.


When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation
and follow it down to help and protect it.


Lesson: If we have as much sense as geese we
will stand by each other in difficult trials as well
as when we are strong.


Honk, honk, honk…………