While meeting with KK this morning she told me a story that I want to share about geese, which provides a perfect example of the importance of team work and how it can have a profound and powerful effect on any form of personal or business endeavour.
• As each goose flaps its wings it creates an UPLIFT for the birds that follow. By flying in a 'V' formation the whole flock adds to the flying range. When humans have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other achieve our goals.
• When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front. If humans had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We should be willing to accept the help of others and give our help to others.
When a goose tires of flying up front it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position. The outcome is that it pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other's unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.
• When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it. If humans have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.
• Geese flying in formation HONK to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed. Humans need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement, production is much greater.
Today I'm creating e-blasts, revising an invitation and getting ready for my Bayou City Art Festival Board meeting tonight. Honk, honk!