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What Ants Taught Me About Leadership

The most popular insect in the world is an Ant. Studies reveal that for every human, there are more than 1 million Ants. Now, aside from this insect being extremely popular and prevalent, they are truly amazing. If we look closely – beyond the urge to squash them on-site – we can actually learn a lot from them.

Ants seem to have mastered key components to success. And though they are no match to us in size, their strategy and approach to life is worth taking notice of.

feature ant1. Teamwork:

Alone, a single ant can only do so much. As a team, they accomplish so much more. When it comes to a large task/workload, they don’t hesitate to help each other.

2. Rainy Day Fund (Food):

Unlike most insect and animals, ants don’t eat ‘on the spot’. They resist the temptation of indulging in that which is in front of them, and try to carry the food back to a safe place, to save and share with others. Tips for saving can be found in this previous post.

3. Perseverance:

Ants are small, but they don’t let that prevent them from attempting and achieving great things. When we see ants, very rarely are they still. They are almost always working, moving toward their desired goals.


David McGhee is an award winning mentor, public speaker, professor at Mott Community College, and Program Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint. McGhee also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Flint Public Library. 


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