Are We Honking For The Right Reasons?

  • Lessons from Geese ‘Individual empowerment results from quality honking’

    Lessons from Geese provides a perfect example of the importance of team work and how it can have a profound and powerful effect on any form of personal or business endeavour. When we use these five principles in our personal and business life it will help us to foster and encourage a level of passion and energy in ourselves, as well as those who are our friends, associates or team members.

    It is essential to remember that teamwork happens inside and outside of business life when it is continually nurtured and encouraged.

    Lesson 1 - The Importance of Achieving Goals

    As each goose flaps its wings it creates an UPLIFT for the birds that follow. By flying in a ‘V’ formation the whole flock adds 71 percent extra to the flying range.


    When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals.

    Lesson 2 - The Importance of Team Work

    When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.


    If we had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

    Lesson 3 - The Importance of Sharing

    When a goose tires of flying up front it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position.


    It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other’s unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.

    Lesson 4 - The Importance of Empathy and Understanding

    When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it.


    If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.

    Lesson 5 - The Importance of Encouragement

    Geese flying in formation ‘HONK’ to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed.


    We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement, production is much greater. ‘Individual empowerment results from quality honking’

    The original version of Lessons from Geese was written by Dr Robert McNeish in 1972

  • @Gunman Addendum - poo on those beneath you.

  • Gunman thank you for sharing this.

  • @Gunman

    I share in empathizing and encouraging a team approach to our goal of slaughtering the Shorthorns.


  • @jaybate-1.0 Big guy you’ve done it again. From great minds come great ideas and you’ve done it again. At first, I thought how can we all share. When I watch the game Saturday I’ll have the volume tuned up listening for one of brothers to honk-honk at Allen. Texas won’t know what hit them. When that honk vibrates through the crowd our battle cry Slaughter the Shorthorns will be sounded for the first time. But there’s more to Jaybate-1.0’s idea than just inside Allen Field House. This cry can go viral. We need to step outside our homes wherever we are at tip off and let the Honk Heard "round the World be sounded. I’m checking my Duck Dynasty stock after this post. Remember it’s not the size of the honkers that count, it’s the fact we are birds of a feather and we will be globally flocking together. We have a battle cry for Saturday and we’ll have to form a new one for every opponent, but I doubt that will be a problem. Let us never forget-- Remember the Maine, Remember the Alamo, Remember the Honk-Honk. I would like to offer a word of caution, as @nuleafjhawk warned there’s going to be poo. Even though it might be friendly poo be advised against looking up while honking.

  • @Gunman

    Honk if you love short horn steak!!!


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