Lessons From Geese

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As each bird flaps its wings,
it creates uplift for others behind it.
There is 71% more flying range
in a V formation than flying alone.

People who share a common direction and sense of common purpose can get there quicker.

Whenever a goose flies out of formation,
it quickly feels the drag and tries to get back into position.

It’s harder to do something alone than together.

When the lead goose gets tired,
it rotates back into formation
and another goose flies at the head.

Shared leadership and interdependence gives each a chance to lead as well as opportunities to rest.

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

We need to make sure our honking is encouraging and not discouraging.

When a goose gets sick or wounded and falls,
two geese fall out and stay with it until it revives or dies.
They then catch up or join another flock.

Stand by your friends in difficult times as in good.

We in the MU should be confident, standing by each other through difficulties and continuing to move forward.