THE FLIGHT OF CANADIAN GEESE
Pic.: Mini Milind
"None of us is as smart as all of us."
- Ken Blanchard
When I first heard about the legend of Canadian geese, it, indeed, left me with goose bumps! The legend goes, that these geese fly over five-thousand miles, from Canada to France, in a ‘V’ formation… There is a science behind this: The first ones do the effort; the second ones don’t have to…They are subs to the first ones. And, then, the second ones take over. Like this, they complete the mighty flight of five-thousand miles, from Canada to France!
“None of us is as smart as all of us,” says Ken Blanchard. Alone, we may not be able to fly even a mile. But, these Canadian geese teach us what we are capable of when we learn to fly as a team.
Each one of us possesses in him his own inherent strength. I have my exceptional strength and others have theirs. A great team is born when we come together and make a common pool of our individual skills, talents and experiences. The role of a leader is to forge together this team… inspire, motivate and propel it to success… Help us to win championships and not just games!
One of the early lessons we all have to impart to our children is: How to be a great team player. They must learn, early in life, that their individual capacities are limited… that they are not good in everything… that, they should pool their individual strengths and form a formidable team…
Only a great team-player can become a great team-leader… Even a flint knows that it cannot make fire on its own… That, it needs the help of another flint to make it!