EAGLES BY BIRTH
What Good Leaders & Eagles Have In Common;
- High Flyers
- Don’t look back
1. Eagles have Vision
Eagles have a keen vision. Their eyes are specially designed for long distance focus and clarity. They can spot another eagle soaring from 50 miles away. You must have a vision that guides and leads your team towards the organisations’ goals. The vision must be big and focused. A big, focused vision will produce big results.
2. Eagles are Fearless
An eagle will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey. It will always give a fight to win its prey or regain its territory. No matter the threat. It wouldn’t even dawn on you to be afraid because your instinct is to protect that which you love and cherish. Successful leaders are fearless. They face problems head on.
3. Eagles are Tenacious
An eagle loves storms. It uses the raging storm to lift him above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. These are the storm we must face as leaders to rise to greater heights. Like an eagle, a leader can only rise to greater heights when you use every challenge as an opportunity.
4. Eagles are High Flyers
An eagle doesn’t mingle around with the pigeons. Eagles can fly up to an altitude of 10,000 feet. It was Dr. Myles Munroe who said that. Pigeons scavenge on the ground and grumble and complain all day long. Eagles are not. Great leaders are problem solvers. They don’t complain like the pigeons do. They love to take challenges as the eagle does when the storm comes.
5. Eagles Rarely Eat Dead Meat
An eagle rarely eats dead meat. In other words, an eagle does not usually scavenge. It only eats the meat from the prey it kills itself. True leadership. Leaders don’t compete, they are innovators, industry changers. There is a saying that goes like this: “People you hang around with and the books you read eventually determines the person you become.”
6. Eagles posses Vitality
Eagles are full of life and are visionary but they find time to look back at their life and re-energise themselves. This happens at about the age of 30. What happens is that when the eagles reach the age of 30, their physical body condition deteriorates fast making it difficult for them to survive. What is really interesting is that the eagle never gives up living, instead it retreats to a mountaintop and over a five month period goes through a metamorphosis. It knocks off its own beak by banging it against a rock, plucks out its talons and then feathers. Each stage produces a re-growth of the removed body parts, allowing the eagle to live for another 30 – 40 years. Leaders can adjust, re-align & motivate themselves
7. Eagles Nurture their younger ones
Believe this or not. Eagles are known for their aggression. What is more astonishing with this bird is their ability to nurture their young ones. Research has shown that no member of the bird family is more gentle and attentive to its young ones than the eagles. This is how it happens. When the mother eagle sees that time has come for it to teach the eaglets to fly, she gathers an eaglet onto her back, and spreading her wings, flies high. Suddenly she swoops out from under the eaglet and allows it to fall. As it falls, it gradually learns what its wings are for until the mother catches it once again. True leaders are not bosses. They grow with their people. They reveal leadership in each person, not maintain followers. They teach and guide just like the mother eagle does. They never stop giving challenges but never give-up empowering and directing. Leaving legacy. Each person was meant to be a leader in his/her area of influence. Someone just has to reveal it to them.