What Canada geese can teach us   Leave a comment

Did you know that Canada geese can teach us about life? (teamwork and mating)

  • Well, if you are in their migratory path, you’ll notice that each autumn the Canada geese fly south for the winter to escape some very frigid temperatures. Notice the V formation that they fly in, as this is not just by chance.  It is simple physics that help us to understand why this V formation works; the goose in front takes on the main brunt of the air resistance, while the geese behind spend less of their energy by riding “on the tails” of the goose in front of them.  The flock can fly about 70% farther with the same amount of energy exerted than if each goose few alone!
  • Ah, but watch the geese long enough and you’ll see the lead goose falling to the back of the formation as the next one in line takes the lead.  Brilliant!  They take turns!  In addition, these geese make the most beautiful “Honk, Honk, Honk” sound, and it’s motivational! The geese are continuously communicating with each other and “honking” to motivate the lead goose.
  • Geese are the only species that pair only once during their lifetime. In fact, if one mate dies, the widow goose stays unmatched until death!

5 Thinks Geese Can Teach Us About Teamwork: http://lenwilson.us/5-thing-geese-can-teach-us-about-teamwork/


Posted November 23, 2013 by Les Linet MD in Child, Adult and Family Psychiatry

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