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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:51 pm 
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This is copied from the Carribean Pioneer Magazine (i dont know what the mag is, but anyway)

Fact 1 As each bird flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the bird following, by flying in a 'V' formation the whole flock has 71% greater flying range than if the bird flew alone. Many of us recognise that there is a lot i can do by myself or with a colleauge or partner, but the power of what i can get done with a netword is quantum. The lesson from this fact - people who share a sommon direction and sense of community can get where they are going quickle and easier because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.

Fact 2 Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immeadiately in front. Lesson from this fact - if we had as mch sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are moving with us and accept their help, as well as give ours to others in support.

Fact 3) When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation and another goose flys at the point position - an invaluable lesson for us to apply in our work. It pays to take turns at doing the hard tasks and sharing the leadership. People as with geese have independant abilities, and we depend on one anothers skills and capabilities - no one person is right to lead in all circumstances at all times, as we are all required to make a task happen.

Fact 4 When a goose becomes ill or wounded or shot down, two geese move out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with the injured bird until it is able to fly again or dies, then they launch together in another formation - or they catch up with their flock. Lesson - if we had as much sense as geese, we too will stand by each other in difficult times as well as in the easy times.

Fact 5The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. Lesson - we need to make sure our honking from behind is encouragement and not something else. In groups where there is great ncouragement against great odds, the production is much greater.

Just some food for thought :D

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Wow geese no what they are doing :)


thanks good reading

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very interesting


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