If you’ve ever looked up in the sky and spotted a ﬂock of geese you will notice that they ﬂy in a “V” formation.
It seems that God created these geese to ﬂy in this pattern for a speciﬁc reason.
The following are some of the reasons behind why geese ﬂy the way the do and a few reﬂections on what that can mean for us as leaders.
add 71% greater ﬂying range then if each bird ﬂew alone.
When the team is going in a common direction, it will travel quicker and higher on the thrust of one another.
Each team member must recognize its need for one another and be willing to give and accept help when needed.
When the lead goose tires, it rotates back in the formation and another goose ﬂies in the point position.
The team is interdependent on each others skills, capabilities and unique arrangements of gifts, talents and other resources. Wise and mature leadership knows when it times to step up and lead and when it’s time to follow another.
The Geese that ﬂy in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
Encouragement and support are pivotal assets to the on-going ethos of any team. In other words, make sure when you HONK that it’s encouraging to others. Otherwise keep your BEEK shut.
When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and they fall down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to ﬂy again. Then they launch out with another formation or catch up with the other
It is as we care for more than the end product at hand and care for the people along the way that we become strengthened, whole and infused with momentum to move forward.