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Ducks & Eagles- by Kiran Salim (QI- 2015)

From the many things that were learnt in the Weekend Seminar by Mohammad Al Shareef, the Eagle/Duck analogy was by far the best.

Keeping it brief, he basically said that keeping the mediocre workers aside (whom he called B players), there are mainly two categories of workers who make or break any organization. C Players are those who are two steps behind whatever is asked of them (whom he referred to as ducks). And A Players (the eagles as he called them) are the overachievers, the ones with the vision and foresight which might even supersede that of their bosses. They think ahead of time and are very beneficial for any organization. What comes as no surprise is that the eagles fly high and gets the job done, while the ducks quack more and hardly get any work done. These concepts are discussed in detail in Mac Anderson’s book on Leadership ,You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School (And Other Simple Truths of Leadership Qualities )

The theory really appealed to me. I was fascinated by this eagle character, flying high, vision locked on target, not stopping for or getting distracted by anything! Wow, SubhanAllah. It will not be a lie if I say it was a moment of revelation, and in my awe I wanted to share this beautiful concept with everyone I know, and that is exactly what I did.

Every person that I found, I tried to show them the beauty of this simple analogy. Then someone asked a question “But what about the ducks, where will they go?!” I stopped for a moment, where did the ducks come from? Aren’t the eagles the point of inspiration here?! But then, I repeated the question to myself too, ‘Yeah, what about the ducks?!’

And while I said it, I realized that in Jannah there is no place for ducks!  No offence to the ducks but really think about it, the highest and most prestigious place that Allah Subhana Ta’ala made with His own hands, where everything is at its best in quality, be it the food or the clothing, or anything else. How can the people who enter Jannah be any less than The Best? And that was another lightening moment for me, though many times read and heard, this example made it so simple and clear. I realized that Jannah is the place for the Eagles! Yes that is it. We have to make the best use of the talent Allah gave us, we have to bring out the best in us and reach the highest level for which we all have been created.

“and those foremost (in Faith) will be foremost (in the Hereafter). These will be those nearest to Allah.” (Surah Waqiah:10,11)

This ayah has always been my favourite, and after this, I was pumped up to rise to this level. May Allah make us one of them, Ameen.

Auqabi Rooh jab baidar hoti hai jawano mien,Nazar ati hai iss ko apni Manzil aasmaano mein.

When an eagle’s spirit awakens in youthful hearts,It sees its luminous goal beyond the starry heavens(Iqbal)

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