Lessons in teamwork
***As geese flap their wings, they create an uplift for the bird following. By flying together in a V formation, the flockâ€™s flying range is 71% greater than that of any bird flying alone.
-When we share a common direction and sense of community, we can get where we are going more quickly and easily because we are traveling on the energy of another.
***When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone, and quickly gets back into form to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.
-When we have as much sense as geese, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go; we will be willing to accept their help as well as give ours to others.
***The geese in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. When the lead goose gets tired it rotates back into formation and another goose flies out the point position.
-When we take turns doing the hard tasks, when we encourage others, we become stronger through shared leadership.
***When a goose gets sick or wounded, 2 geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it is able to fly again or dies. They then launch out on their own to find another formation or to catch up with the flock.
-When we have learned the value of teamwork, we too will stand by each other in challenging times. Let us fly in formation and remember to drop back to help those who read it.
â€œThere is no limit to what can be accomplished when noone cares who gets the creditâ€