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Why The Geese?


We have a lot to learn about life, learning and leadership from geese:

By flying in “V ” formation, the resultant aerodynamic effect ensures that the whole flock adds at least 70% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.

When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing and another goose takes the lead (‘flies point’).

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

Finally, when a goose gets sick or wounded and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow him down to help and protect him. They stay with him until he is either able to fly or until he is dead, and then they launch out on their own or with another formation until they catch up with their group.

So never call someone a ‘silly old goose’ again!