7 Leadership principles to learn from an Eagle


Principle #1 – Eagles fly Alone and at very high Altitudes.

Eagles do not fly with small birds such as sparrows or any other species. They fly all alone and at very high altitudes.

Lesson: We should avoid narrow-minded people as they bring us down. Man is known by the company he keeps. Always sit with the winners, the conversation is altogether different. Remember, eagles fly with other Eagles.

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Principle #2 – Eagles have a great, accurate vision.

Eagles have great eyesight, they can focus on something as far as 5km away from the sky. They have a locked target and stay focused on the prey.

Lesson: Always have a clear focus in life and a vision to aim at. Life will have many obstacles. Do not give up on your mission.

Principle #3 – Eagles feed on fresh prey.

Lesson: Let go of your past. It should be behind you and not rely on past success. Keep exploring new horizons, and new avenues to conquer.

Principle #4 – Eagles just love the storm

Clouds excite Eagles, the storm wind lifts eagles higher. Once a certain height is achieved, eagles then glide and rest on their wings. Also in storms, all other birds hide and do not fly.

Lesson: Connect the dots moving forward. Face the challenges, and have a belief that challenge will only make you stronger. Use the life storms to rise to greater heights. Champions should never be afraid of challenges.

Principle #5 – The Art of Mating.

When a female eagle wants to mate with a male eagle, she picks a twig from the ground, goes into the sky with the male eagle, and drops the twig. The male eagle then flies down and catches the twig before it hits the ground. The process is repeated several times on increasing heights until the female eagle is satisfied with the male eagle’s commitment

Lesson: In our life, we should test the commitment of the people we are surrounded with.

Principle #6 – Eagles prepare for training

They remove their feathers, and grass from the nest so their young ones get uncomfortable. This way they learn how to leave the nest and fly.

Lesson: Get out of your comfort zone, no one has ever grown there.

Principle #7 – When the Eagle gets old.

When an Eagle grows old, its feathers get heavier, its beak gets bent and its talons don’t stay as sharp as they were. Eagle then makes a very important decision in his life. In order to survive, he goes to the top of the mountain and hits his beak against a rock till it goes out, he also plucks out his feathers completely and removes his talons too. Eagles now must wait for all three things to grow back and then fly to occupy the space again in the sky and hunt for prey.

Lesson: We have to make hard decisions in our life to survive. Those decisions could be painful but they help us in the long run. See the bigger picture in life.


In essence, the values that eagles represent have a deep emotional resonance with the human condition and provide ageless guidance for overcoming the challenges of daily life. By adopting the admirable qualities of these magnificent creatures—self-reliance, vision, resilience, and adaptability—we can set out on a path of self-exploration and fulfillment and achieve previously unheard-of levels of success and fulfillment.

Be an Eagle in your life and yes, never ever give up on yourself. 


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