- Central European Biotechnology Portal
be visible on the BioBusiness market                  ISSN 2300-0228
Need leadership skills? Ask a golden shiner fish!

Need leadership skills? Ask a golden shiner fish!

Publish date: 2015-07-20

It appears that a leadership training does not necessarily need to consume a lot of money. Need a leadership mentor? Meet Notemigonus crysoleucas, a golden shiner.

Tags: golden shiner , leadership , behaviorism

The ability to lead others is not reserved only to human species, since many animal herds have their leader. It appears, however, that the animal leader is not necessarily the strongest and the best equipped one. A study conducted on Notemigonus crysoleucas, a golden shiner, shows that a skill to find food may be used in different ways, dependently on an individual. And not every fish food finder is a charismatic one.

Scientists trained 90 golden shiners to find a dish of fish food and then released them back to the tanks in order to obtain 1 trained and 8 untrained fishes per tank. Behavior of trained fishes was variable. Some of them were completely confused, as their forgot how to find a dish. The other veterans swam directly to the dish, leaving untrained fishes without any hints. But most of the trained fishes showed effective leadership skills – they have communicated with their schoolmates, directed the way to a dish and reached the food under the herd protection.

The study was the first to show, that a proper dose of assertiveness, and a balance between achieving goals as quickly as possible and keeping followers, is not reserved only to humans. Scientists speculate, that a recipe of good leadership may contain some fundamental elements mirrored in the nature. And what are your skills? Are you inspired to be as effective leader as a hungry golden shiner?


Source: Science DOI: 10.1126/science.aac8834

Monika Kossakowska-Zwierucho


Add comment
2018-10-08 16:13:13 +0200
My name is Collins Gary from switzerland, i want to testify to the general public how my relationship was restored back by the great power's of Dr Zuma after three months of loneliness, my ex-lover called me after my contact with Dr Zuma that he want us to come back and start a good home, now we are happily married. All thanks to Dr Zuma for his wonderful spiritual help. You can contact him on his via email call him +2348164728160 if you have similar problem, or any solution you ..
2016-04-03 04:04:47 +0200
My name is Jessica Luis, and I base in USA...My life is back!!! After 1 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr Mohammed, which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet,I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called Sonia,she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped Dr Mohammed's e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before Dr Mohammed, is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man... If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Try High anytime, he might be the answer to your problems. Here's his contact: or call him +2348134493948
2016-04-03 02:19:36 +0200
'After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: or call him +2349055637784 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS'