Leadership Tips

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Here are some important leadership, team building and motivational tips we can learn from geese. They seem to have team building down to a science!

1. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird flying behind. Flying in a “V” formation adds around 70 percent greater flying range than if the bird was flying alone.

Lesson: Sharing a common goal with like-minded people makes it easier to “lift” each other to success.

2. When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation and another goose takes the lead.

Lesson: Share the difficult tasks of leadership. You don’t have to do everything by yourself. Ask for help when you get tired.

 

3. The geese at the back of the “V” honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

Lesson: Only give positive encouragement. Negativity and complaining really won’t help much. Positive reinforcement produces positive results.

4. Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone. It quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

Lesson: Stay in formation with those going in the direction you’re headed. Together, you can support one another’s success.

5. If a goose becomes sick then two others will drop out of formation to help and protect it.

Lesson: Stand by each other in the difficult times. No one wants to feel alone or abandoned.


What do you think? I certainly have a better appreciation for those flocks of geese I see heading south in the fall.

 

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