In the last leadership news that I sent out I spoke about Alignment and the lesson we can learn from the GEESE that fly in formation.
1.Geese fly together, they share a common goal and direction
As Geese fly in a perfect V formation. Studies have shown that flying in this way and using this kind of “teamwork” adds 71% more flying range for the geese than if they flew on their own. This is because as each bird flaps its wings, it creates and ‘uplift’ that reduces air friction for the birds that follow.
The way we can harness this uplift is as we work together with a common goal to see everyone within our church moving through the NEXT STEPS pathway, beginning with our Starting Point and helping to lead and disciple them.
This month I want to focus on the lesson:
2.Geese stay in formation
Whenever a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone, and quickly tries to get back into formation. The formation not only makes it easier for the birds to fly, but it increases a flock’s overall visibility too as well as their power to be seen.
The lesson that we can learn from these geese is that as we established a good team, we need to stay together and work together.
Synergy cannot be created by a single person working in isolation, so it is important to stick together.
As we learn to build team, a sense of community emerges from a willingness to work together in synchronicity.
Community simply comes from the word Common Unity
We understand that where there is unity, there God commands a blessing, but where there are people working in isolation or independently, we forfeit that blessing.
In our last Leadership connect it was noted that there seems that everyone is busy doing their thing and functioning in their department but there is a disconnect between the leaders.
As a pastor I have come to realise that it is our vision and mission and goals is what give us that clear and defined unity as we work together on these common goals and purpose.
As the geese find when people are flying out of formation there is far more drag and resistance than when they fly in formation.
As a team we are going to work very hard at improving our formation.
We will talk more about this in our next leadership connect.