I am continually amazed by the insightful leadership lessons that can be learned from the animal kingdom; in the past I’ve written about sea otters, goldfish, long-nosed bats, Canada geese, and penguins. Recently, I had the opportunity to have a close-up interaction with an American bald eagle at a bird rescue sanctuary (I took this photo on the right), and not surprisingly, there were leadership lessons to be had here as well. Here are two interesting parallels between bald eagles and exceptional leaders.
The ability to stay high AND come down low
Eagles tend to spend most of their time in elevated locations. When they are hunting, they soar high in the sky. When they are resting, they look for the loftiest spot they can find in trees, craggy rocks, or even rooftops. They can stay at higher altitudes because they have excellent vision. Continue reading