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7 Qualities of an Eagle Every Smart Leader Develops – Part 1

During my reading, I came across a leadership article entitled 7 Qualities of an Eagle Every Smart Leader Develops.  It was featured on a Nigerian website by one of their contributing writers.  The article was both inspirational and relevant.  Over the course of the next few weeks I will share from this article and I believe it will incite you to pursue greatness on another level as it has with me.

-          Dr. Craig L. Oliver, Sr.   

  1. Eagles Have 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 observe what is happening below, around and above it.  Even if it’s 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.

Does this characteristic ring a bell in your mind? I am sure it does. Look at great leaders of this world who have come and gone. There are many great leaders that came and went but one characteristic that is common in all is "Vision". Vision is a successful leadership characteristic.


Take Abraham Lincoln for example. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history, the Civil War. He had a vision, to save the union and free the slaves. He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American president.

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.

  1. 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.

Try 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 may be 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 head on.

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  • Sandra Fletcher posted by Sandra Fletcher Thursday, 07 September 2017 20:23

    Pastor Oliver is a leader worth following. Thank you?

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  • Regina posted by Regina Wednesday, 06 September 2017 01:34

    Always spot on Pastor!
    Thank you!

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  • elizabeth reesr robinson posted by elizabeth reesr robinson Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:44

    Thank you Pastor Oliver
    I had a friend who use to tell me you can Soar with the eagles, or fly with the birds. Now I know why

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  • Ed Wilkins posted by Ed Wilkins Tuesday, 05 September 2017 12:36

    Eagles fly higher than any other bird. In other words they rise above a lot of raggedy and inferior birds...IJS

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  • Phyllis Cook posted by Phyllis Cook Tuesday, 05 September 2017 03:48

    Inspiring. Educational and thought provoking. Leads one to think of there own visions.

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