Photo credit (above): Bob Owen | Flickr
By MILLIE ONG
In our Terrific Thursday Tails series, we’ll be exploring various animals and discovering the leadership lessons they bring us.
This week is something that may be familiar to those who were kids in the 00’s. Anyone who has ever watched Disney Channel’s Kim Possible would be aware of Rufus, the Naked Mole Rat.
Unfortunately, the actual Naked Mole Rat is not as adorable (or musically inclined). Instead, the naked mole rat (also known as a sand puppy) sort of looks… like this.
(Photo credit (above): Jedimentat44 | Flickr)
As a desert burrowing rodent, it’s uniquely able to conform its body temperature to that of the temperature of the environment. It also holds the record for being the longest living rodent.
It has unique physical traits such as few pain receptors and blood with a strong affinity to oxygen, to survive in the harsh environment it lives in.
The leadership lesson:
Don’t let someone’s looks fool you. Even if someone appears unassuming and plain, they may have unique traits and abilities that allows them to succeed in life. Everyone can be a leader!
Millie Ong is on her way to becoming an official Crazy Cat Lady. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Millie is currently pursuing her masters in the United Kingdom. She is forever intrigued by the human species and is passionate about learning about people.