With A Little Help From My Friends   1 comment


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I happened to look outside of my office window this morning just in time to see a couple of groups of Canadian geese fly over.  They were in the typical vee shape in which geese fly.  I am sure that all of you know the reason for this flight pattern.  But in case you have forgotten:

  1. Conserve energy – Each bird flies slightly above the one in front of it to reduce wind resistance. The lead bird moves to the back when it becomes tired and another takes its place.  This allows them to fly at a much greater distance.
  2. Keeping track of one another – Increased ease in communication and coordination helps ensure everyone is accounted for and supported.

This has caused me to think about what we could learn from geese.  I think that there is great value in relying upon one another, taking our turn at the lead, and keeping track of one another.  We can conserve our energy and ensure everyone is accounted for and supported.

So make sure you are flying with friends.  After all, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” (Beetles)

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One response to “With A Little Help From My Friends

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  1. Two thumbs up! Also, Joe Cocker had a rousing rendition of the same song.

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