Sometimes I like to veer from my regular format for a blog. Today is one of those days. Since many of the P&P followers are writers, thus business folks just like our regular readers, I thought I’d share with you the legend of the Geese flying in the “V” formation. Whether you are writing, in a office setting, a Scout leader or the monarch of the family you have to work together. I believe this is just a great example of what we can learn from nature.
I certainly want to thank Grace Ford for sharing this wisdom from our feathered friends about the importance of good team work.
I. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for others behind him. This is 71 percent more flying range in V-formation than flying alone. People who share a common direction and sense of common purpose can get there quicker.
II. Whenever a goose flies out of formation, it quickly feels the drag and tries to get back in position. It’s harder to do something alone than together.
III. When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies at the head. Shared leadership and interdependence give us each a chance to lead as well as opportunities to rest.
IV. The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. We need to make sure our honking is encouraging and not discouraging.
V. When a goose gets sick or wounded and falls, two geese fall out and stay with it until it revives or dies. Stand by your colleagues in difficult times as well as in good.
My question to you all is simply have you ever used a lesson of nature to help you through your life’s path or an others?
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