LESSONS FROM THE GEESE
Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of common purpose can get there quicker.Whenever a goose flies out of formation, it quickly feels the drag and tries to get back in position.
Lesson: It’s harder to do something alone than together.
When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies at the head.
Lesson: Shared leadership and interdependence give us each a chance to lead as well as opportunities to rest.
The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those in front to keep up their speed.
Lesson: We need to make sure our honking is encouraging and not discouraging.
When a goose gets sick or wounded and falls, two geese fall out and stay with it until it revives or dies. Then they catch up and join another flock.
Lesson: Stand by your colleagues in difficult times as well as in good.