We can learn a lot from nature:
Those three wolves at the front are the sick and elderly. Their pace sets the tempo for the rest of the twenty-five member pack. They are followed by five strong wolves, the “marines” who are the real tough ones. Then the rest of the pack, followed by another five tough guys towards the end. Far to the rear is the Alpha wolf, surveying it all and leading from his position of omniscience. Those three sick and old dogs are also available for sacrifice if there were to be an ambush.
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
– Rudyard Kipling
But think about it. If they were bringing up the rear, they very well could fall behind and get lost. This chain is a strong as its three weakest links. Truly amazing teamwork.
But how often do we humans neglect this law of nature? In business? In life? I submit it is not just the speed at which we operate at the elderly and sick’s pace but it is they who almost always have the answers that elude the rest of us. Dr. Twyman Towery in his successful motivational handbook, “The Wisdom of Wolves,” makes a strong case that humans learned their lessons from wolves who were already successful team hunters before humans came along. Wolves’ teamwork, loyalty and communication are the norm rather than the exception and it is exactly these traits that are so prized within corporate America. And the timeless lesson that wolves cherished (if you will) their elderly members.
The attitude of the wolf is always based upon the question, ‘What is best for the pack?’
Dr Twyman Towery