The 7 Leadership Characteristics Of An Eagle!
1. Is Courageous
An eagle has definitely no fear of its prey, and no concern of the size of its victim. An eagle will attack sheep, mountain goats, even grizzly bears. There are several videos on YouTube.com on such videos.
You must be courageous and attack fear; and not let your past dictate to you that it can't be done before it attacks your future. Your future depends on it.
2. Be Persistent
Are you aware that an eagle knows when a storm is coming long before it breaks?
The eagle will fly to a higher location and wait for the winds to approach. When the storm hits, the eagle adjusts its wings so that the wind can pick up the eagle and lift it above the storm. At the same time as the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above the storm. The eagle does not avoid the storm. It basically uses the storm to lift it higher. It ascends on the winds that cause the storm.
When the storms of life come down on us - we can rise above it by focusing our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do have to get the best of us. Leaders soar like the eagles. Don't wish for the storms to go away, accept them and wish then to be better. Through each storm your character gets stronger if you let it. It's not whether you will survive the storm, it's your attitude towards it that will determine whether you survive the storm a better person.
The eagle is known for its aggressiveness, yet no species of the bird family is more gentle and attentive to its young. At precisely the right time, the mother eagle starts to teach her eaglets how to fly. She lays an eaglet onto her back, spreads her wings, and flies high. All of a sudden she swoops out from under the eaglet and allows it to free fall. As it falls, it slowly discovers what it's wings are for until the mother catches up with it once again. Then the procedure is repeated. If the young is having difficulty learning how to fly or gutless, she brings the eaglet back to the nest, and starts to tear it apart, until there is nothing left for the eaglet to hold on to. Then she gently pushes him off the cliff.
A valuable leadership characteristic is to nurture your team by teaching, training and them nudging them out of the nest just like the eagle does. Success in network marketing does not happen until you are able to teach duplication.
4. Eagles Are High Fliers
Eagles can fly up to an height of 10,000 feet, but the neat thing about them is that they are able to quickly land on the ground. The descending soar of an eagle can be anywhere from fifty to seven five miles per hour or more.
If you are the top leader in your business, you will need to be able to communicate with your people and be able to fly back down to earth quickly to help your people, the eaglets. Your eaglets in your business need to know you, like you, and trust you. That is impossible to do if your soaring 10,000 feet in the air with all the other eagles.
5. Eagles On No Account Devour Dead Meat
You will in no way spot an eagle eating meat that it didn't kill. An eagle isn't a scavenger. It hunts and kills for his own food. The eagle will only hunt for it's prey while it's warm and alive.
As a leader you are required to go to where the action is. You must search and find people who are eager and full of life to grow your business. Where do you find such people? On Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, Forums, offline events, etc. Just remember that you are fishing for the right people so choosing the right bait is crucial.
6. Has Vigor, Strength and Energy
An eagle is full of life and has the tenacity to continue. By the time the eagle hits about 30 yrs. old, life gets difficult. The eagles physical condition has declined to where survival of the fittest is difficult: its claws lose flexibility and can't accurately seize their prey, its bill becomes dull and bent, its wings get weighty which damages flight ability, but does the eagle cry out in misery, curl up in its nest and wait to die? Not At All!
The eagle travels to a mountaintop and then over a five month span goes through a transformation. It strikes hard its own beak by hitting it against a rock, pulls out its claws and then it's feathers. Each phase creates a regrowth of the removed body parts, permitting the eagle to live for another thirty to forty years. The eagle is an amazing species and I now understand why the Bible talks about the eagles in this scripture.
As leaders, we have to find new strength through trusting in the Lord, personal development and continuous learning.
7. Eagles Have Intense Vision.
Their eyes are especially made for long distance focus and clarity. They can see another eagle soaring from fifty miles away.
Just like the eagle, every leader should have vision. You as the leader of your team needs to have a vision that is substantial and you must be focused. A strong vision will always create success.
This is the end of the leadership characteristics of the eagle. So the next time that you are out and about in the country and see an eagle....stop and watch it for a while and remember what you have learnt today. If you develop the leadership characteristics that you have just learned from the eagle and apply them to your network marketing business, you will definitely develop and soar to great heights.