LEADERSHIP QUALITIES TO LEARN FROM THE EAGLE



 For centuries, these seemingly larger-than life birds have fascinated and inspired us with
brilliant leadership characteristics. When eagles come to mind, people commonly imagine some enormous hunter soaring above wide-open spaces on outsized wings. Indeed, eagles are among the
world's largest birds of prey. We venerate them as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence. In some religions, high-soaring eagles are believed to touch the face of God. Legend holds that Mexico's Aztecs so revered the birds that they built Tenochtitlan, their capital, at the spot where an eagle perched on a cactus.Man for many years have taken Eagles are a symbol of beauty, bravery, courage, honour, pride,
determination and grace. What makes this bird so important and symbolic to humanity is its
characteristics. Six important characteristics of eagle has been closely associated to leadership
and is widely researched and the facts accepted globally.

The 6 Characteristics includes:

Positive Trait # 1: Eagle Have Fine Vision
If you ever happen to see an eagle sitting high above the tree or cliff of a stiff mountain, watch closely and see how attentive the bird is. The body sits still and the head will be tilted side to side to observed what is happening below, around and above it. Even if its flying close by, you can observe how keen its eyes are looking for its prey. 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. Vision is a successful leadership characteristic
"All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
You must have a vision that guides and leads your team towards the organization's or societal goals.
The vision must be big and focused. A big, focused vision will produce big results




Positive Trait # 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. Go over and watch the video on how the Golden
Eagle displays remarkable hunting strategy, preying on goats much larger than itself by throwing them
off the cliff face. No matter what the size of that person or what
weapon they maybe holding, you would attack them without thought or regard for yourself. 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 heard on.

Positive Trait # 3. Eagles are Tenacious
Watch an eagle when a storm comes. When other birds fly away from the storm with fear, an eagle
spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights. The eagle takes advantage
of the very storm that lesser birds fear and head for cover. Challenges in the life of a leader are many. 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 if he takes up the challenges head on without running away from it. Yet, another
leadership characteristics Are Tenacious

Positive Trait # 4. Eagles are High Flyers
Eagles can fly up to an altitude of 10,000 feet, but they are able to swiftly land on the ground. At 10,
000 feet, you will never find another bird. If you find another bird, it has to be an eagle according to Dr,
Myles Munroe. An eagle doesn't mingle around with the pigeons. It
is Dr. Myles Munroe who said that. Pigeons scavenge on the ground and grumble and complain
all day long. Eagles are not. They fly and and make less noise waiting for opportunties to strike their
next prey or glide with the current of the storm. Great leaders are problem solvers.

Positive Trait # 5. Eagles posses Vitality
Eagles are full of life and visionary but hey have they find time to look back at their life and re-
energies 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 leaving. instead the eagle 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
regrowth of the removed body parts, allowing the eagle to live for another 30 - 40 years.
There are times in your life as a leader that you must look back and take stock of your life. The
good and the bad experiences you have been through as a leader. Are you keeping in trend with
the current knowledge trend? Do you need to improve your certain areas in your life as a leader?
Great leaders are the ones that always do "check and balance"of their personal and professional lives
and make an effort to learn things every day.

(READ ALSO: Leadership Qualities to Learn from the Ant.)

Positive Trait # 6. Eagles Nurture Their Younger ones.
Believe this or not. Eagles are know for their aggression. They are absolutely ferocious aren't
they? Any one who doesn't have a total knowledge of this great bird will say yes. 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 happnens. 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. The process is repeated. If the young is slow to learn or
cowardly, she returns it to the nest, and begins to tear it apart, until there is nothing left for the eaglet
to cling to. Then she nudges him off the cliff. True leaders are not bosses. They grow with their
people. They strive to make individuals in the organization or society grow to their full ability.

Aiming to be the best leader in your home, religious or secular organization, then dare to be an eagle
Send in your comments if this inspires you.


Yours' Inspirationally,
Tundegold

TundeGold

Author & Editor

TundeGold is Digital Media Certified and an H.R Specialist. He is a Blogger who loves writing on topics relating to Leadership and Career Development. Click HERE to view His Full Profile

1 comments:

  1. Very inspirational, great work sir. The illustration with the eagle was very vivid

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