I love this picture! It personifies what situational leadership looks like. More than that, I love what this picture represents. You see, a zebra isn’t supposed to be chasing a lion. At least that’s not the picture most people have in their heads when they hear zebra and lion in the same sentence. It’s usually the lion doing the chasing. That’s what makes this picture so fascinating. It’s outside of the norm.
We automatically associate lions with leading, but can zebra’s lead?
The lion is the king of the jungle. His strength leaves no doubt that he can take care of business. Many fables, and at least one Disney movie , reinforces his position in the jungle. We’ve learned many lessons from the lion, but what can the zebra teach us? Maybe the zebra can teach us about situational leadership.