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Your best personality trait, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign

1/<p>Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) Hardworking<p>Grace Liang/Reuters<p>Rats are very creative, sociable people who have a flair for the …

Astrology

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Apple’s password manager for Macs, iPhones and iPads, iCloud Keychain is designed to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and lots of …

iCloud

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Employee Engagement

A professional career coach shares 12 affordable online courses that'll help you advance your career

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Whether you're a college senior starting to look into your post-grad prospects or a working professional with years of experience under …

Employment

7 Social Media Trends to Watch and Capitalize On in 2018

The trend is your friend.Why? Because trends often become the norm, and getting in early allows you to harness its power without too much competition …

Marketing

4 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Many organizations have a laser-like focus on technical skills—knowledge and capabilities specific to a set of business functions and operations. …

Emotional Intelligence

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Leadership

25 Simple Daily Habits Which Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence and discipline. At least …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i><p>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018

My favorite quotes that will help you get the new year started in a positive way.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance …

3 Ways The Internet And Social Media Draw Millennials To Live Events

The millennial generation, having grown up online and on social media, is a generation focused on community and connection. And this means that they want to take part in opportunities that will connect them more with communities, especially if those communities and connections promote their values …

Public Relations

Three Books To Power Up Your New Year

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that I get some breathing room in my calendar. I love to use this time to spend time with friends and family, to work on projects and certainly to catch up on my reading.<p>If you want to take time to read to improve your professional life, there are …

Leadership

17 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Change in the New Year

Change starts with just a thought. Check out these quotes from inspiring change makers throughout history.<p>During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, …

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

7 Books To Help You Improve Your Business Networking And Build Real Relationships

This past year, I had both the challenge and privilege of writing my first book, “Top of Mind.” In it, I did my best to share real-life stories, advice, and proven tactics that would help readers connect with their audiences and always find ways to provide more value to them. Writing this book …

Business Strategy

The 1 Thing Any Leader Who Cares About Work-Life Balance Needs to Know

Work and life can't function as a balance, but they can coexist as an integration.<p>I remember when I first heard "work-life balance." I was fresh off of an engineering degree, so I did what I was trained to do: Run numbers in attempt to optimally equate the balance of work and life. I knew that …

iPhone X: A New Frontier

For a radically redesigned iPhone launching on the tenth anniversary of the first model, it seems reasonable to lead a review of the device with a retrospective on the original iPhone and how, over the course of a decade, its vision matured into the iPhone X. But today, I want to begin with the …

Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive

You don't always have to feel behind. Here's what it takes to get out of the perpetual cycle of busyness and stay two steps ahead.<p>It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most …

Time Management

How To Successfully Manage Someone Older Than You

I held my first high-power position at the age of 23, so questions from colleagues about my age undoubtedly came up. As a millennial managing a team much older than me at the Pentagon, I may have stood out a bit, but I never doubted my worth, and the experience I gained was invaluable. One key …

Leadership

3 Ways Millennials Can Gain Respect From Older Co-Workers

According to the Pew Research Centre, this is the first time in history that Millennials outnumber both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in the workforce. And as an increasing number of older managers retire each year, bright young professionals step in to fill their place.<p>But even though many of these …

Leadership

The Secret To Employee Engagement Isn't About Your Employees

Creating a healthy company culture is my passion. It began with the development of my first technology company, PC Care Support, and it has continued throughout my work with Simplus. As I study the online performance reviews of competing businesses, I have noticed something interesting: while …

Employee Engagement

12 Habits Of Successful Young Leaders

When Airbnb was founded, CEO Brian Chesky was 27 years old. Steve Jobs was 25 years old when Apple went public. Bill Gates was only 20 when he founded Microsoft. Young business leaders have the ability to achieve amazing things despite inexperience.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>If you want to be a successful …

Self-improvement

Warren Buffett: My Greatest Investing Advice And The Investments Everyone Should Make

When I was 7 or 8 years old, I was lucky in that I found a subject that really interested me–investing. I read every book on that topic in the Omaha Public Library by the time I was 11. Some of them more than once. My dad happened to be in the investment business, so when I would go down to have …

Investing

Six Keys To Becoming A Great Persuader

Most of us have been in a situation where we need to persuade others to accept our position or approach. When this happens to me, I will often ruminate in my mind how the conversation might go. I imagine that my colleague will state their position, to which I will respond with such great power and …

Leadership

8 Differences Between Strong And Weak Managers, Told Through Cartoons

A great boss makes all the difference in the world. Hopefully you’ve had my experience, where a great manager has elevated your work to the next level. Of course, not everyone is so lucky. As a manager, it’s important to remember your influence in the workplace. Are you making everyone better? Or …

Self-help

How To Use The 80/20 Principle To Improve Your Life

Strained to the limit, modern man can find himself cutting corners: on family time, bonding with friends, taking care of his health, or getting enough rest to recuperate from the stress.<p>Like trying to bail water out of a sinking boat, you can find yourself fulfilling one obligation only to have …

The Leadership Skill Everybody Needs -- And 90% Of Managers Lack

There are good reasons it’s easy to find lousy managers in virtually every industry and function.<p>It is no surprise that nearly every working person has one Bad Boss story ready to share, if not a collection of them.<p>New managers typically receive little to no training in “people management,” …

Leadership

Millennial Managers: A Guide For Successful Management

Millennials took over as the largest generational group in the United States workforce in 2015, and by 2020 they will make up over half of the total workforce. If you do not already have a millennial manager, you could be getting one soon. Most business articles written about Millennials have been …

Leadership

10 Practical Habits To Keep You Organized

Getting work done consistently is a result of organization skills combined with consciously or subconsciously adopted habits. Every individual is different and what works for me might not work for you. However, I’m thrilled to share 10 simple but practical habits to keep you organized and …

Productivity