The Wisdom of Geese: 5 key lessons on teamwork from watching geese fly.
When a goose flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "v" formation, the flock adds more than 70%greater flying range.
– Learning: The power of team synergy.
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly experiences drag and quickly moves back into formation to take advantage g the lifting power of the bird in front of it.
-Learning: The power of team support.
When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into formation and another goose flies into the lead position.
– Learning: The power of shared leadership and interdependence – skills, talents, capabilities, resources.
The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
– Learning: The power of team encouragement.
When a goose is ill, wounded or shot down, tow geese drop out of formation and fly down to protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they catch up with the flock or join another "V".
– Learning: The power of sticking together in good and bad times.