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They alone live who live for others, rest are more dead than alive - Swami Vivekananda

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Lesson 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 has 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

Lesson for Humans

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier, because they are traveling on the thrust of each other.

Lesson from Geese

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it. The smart geese know to not fly with the big herds, and create their own niche flying circle or game.

Lesson for Humans

If we have as much sense as a goose, we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

Lesson from Geese

When the lead bird tires, it rotates back into the formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.

Lesson for Humans

It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. As with geese, people are interdependent on each others’ skills, capabilities, and unique arrangement of gifts, talents, or resources.

Lesson from Geese

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

Lesson for Humans

We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement, the production is much greater. The power of encouragement (to stand by one’s heart or core values and to encourage the heart and core values of others) is the quality of honking we seek.

Lesson from Geese

When a goose gets sick, wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation to catch up with the flock.

Lesson for Humans

If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we’re strong.

Lesson from Geese

Geese fly South for the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Lesson for Humans

It is a reminder to take a break from the cold of winter and take a vacation to some place warm & sunny to rejuvenate ourselves.

Lesson from Geese

The larger flocks of geese usually inhabit areas where geese eating for humans is more popular or in demand, and where there are smaller flocks of geese flying, there is usually smaller demand for geese, to be used for human food. 

Lesson for Humans

Larger flocks of humans together may not always be as effective as smaller flocks who are able to maneuver much more quickly in life and business without being eaten up by the competition…so to speak. ;-)

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Lessons from Geese was based on the work of Milton Olson.

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