Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lessons from Geese

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'
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Wisdom of JENGA

The Wisdom of Jenga:
• If things fall apart, they can always be built back up.
• Sometimes people can see things that you can’t, and it’s always okay to ask for help.
• The move you are afraid to make will always have someone else waiting to act on it.
• Even when starting out with a strong foundation, things happen that cause things to be a little shaky.
• It’s not a race. Take your time and be intentional about your next move.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Winter Formal 2019

This was my 14th Winter Formal!  I love seeing everyone dressed up!  It was at Greenwood Cultural Center with a New Orleans theme!

Friday, January 18, 2019

North v. South

Since Colonial Times one  could see the differences between the regions of the North and the South.  They were two different worlds!  It is the obvious differences the South was agricultural and thrived!  

Their whole society revolved around agriculture!  First tobacco and then cotton that became King Cotton!  They had slave labor and society approved of it!  While the North was industrial and had a diversified economy!  Historians always looked at the differences as advantages and disadvantages.  One really sees it played out in the Civil War!

Ultimately the North had the advantage, and by 1863 after the Battle of Gettysburg (The Tide of the War) the South will not be able to recoup!