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Flying Lessons From Geese

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for others behind him. There is seventy-one percent more flying range in the V-formation, than flying alone.

• 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 into position.

• 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 of the V-formation.

• Shared leadership and interdependence gives us each a chance to lead as well as opportunities to rest.

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.

When a Goose gets sick or wounded and falls, two Geese fall out and stay with it until it revives of dies. Then they catch up or join another flock.

• Stand by your colleagues in difficult times as well as good.

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