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7 Qualities of an Eagle Every Smart Leader Develops – Part 2

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 Nairaland.com by one of their contributing writers.  Last week I shared the first two qualities of the eagle listed by this inspirational and relevant article.  This week I will share the third, fourth, and fifth qualities of an eagle that aspiring leaders should develop.  As I continue to share from this article I believe it will inspire you to greatness as you pursue excellence in life and leadership!  

  • Craig L. Oliver, Sr.
  1. 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 storms 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.  This is yet another leadership characteristic.

  1. 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.

An eagle doesn't mingle around with the pigeons.  Pigeons scavenge on the ground and grumble and complain all day long.  Eagles do not. They fly and make less noise waiting for opportunities to strike their next prey or glide with the current of the storm.  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.

  1. Eagles Never Eat Dead Meat 

An eagle never eats dead meat.  In other words, an eagle does not scavenge.  It only eats the meat from the prey it kills itself.  Eagles eat raw and fresh meat.  What a great act of true leadership.  A true leader spends time with people who are vibrant and liberal in thinking.  You have to be with people who can think, make informed decisions and take actions.  These are the people who bring changes to the society.  They are lively and active people.  Go out and look for them.  According to Tony Buzan, a proponent of the techniques of Mind Mapping and mental literacy, these type of people are called change thinkers and change makers.  There is a saying that goes like this: "People you hang around with and the books you read eventually determines the person you become."

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  • Delshamira Francis posted by Delshamira Francis Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:09

    This is all lining up with my season of internal auditing. The spirit used this message as confirmation to the scripture placed in my heart this morning (Isaiah 40:31) with the phrase " I'm ready to Soar" acting as the fuel for my passion right now. I have began to study flight and birds especially in a storm because the way that I commune with God is through words, phrases, or passages to study. I'm excited about my own future right now! I feel a launching about to happen. Your leadership and direction is very useful between the musings, your preaching and teaching, and small groups I get my fair share of God's Word and guidance as I navigate through life. I thank God for linking me to EBC!

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