Teams can often appear to us in many different forms. Too often we think of sports teams, then we might think of office teams, pit crews in auto racing, Broadway show performers and the backstage crew. From time-to-time we think of Canadian Geese, or a pride of lions. I have yet to hear anyone come up with horses in reference to teamwork.
Quite frankly, I had never thought about them either. When hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and pelted the east coast of North Carolina, I saw this story about the wild Spanish mustangs horses that live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina’s East coast. When they feel a storm coming, the usual individual attitudes of posturing for position gives way to working together.
They began huddling up inland around the bigger oak trees with their butts to the wind. They have been doing this for hundreds of years.
This reminds me of how siblings may constantly fight with each – until an outside force threatens one of them. Then the sibling bond asserts itself and they stand together.
My question is, why do we need to wait until an outside forces comes in? Let’s exercise teamwork and work together more frequently.
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Excerpted from One Team, One Dream by Gregg Gregory
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