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This Is The Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

This Is The Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

The only major personality trait that consistently leads to success is…. 

"It's emerging as one of the primary dimensions of successful functioning across the lifespan," Paul Tough writes in "How Children Succeed." "It really goes cradle to grave in terms of how people do." 

Tough says that people who test high in ____ get better grades in school and college, commit fewer crimes, and stay married longer.

Four Simple Ways To Show You Really Care About Your Clients

Four Simple Ways To Show You Really Care About Your Clients

Most people use the month of February to prove their love and devotion to their other half, but smart businesses know that there is another important group to remember when Cupid comes calling: their clients! In this age of digital innovation, it’s more important than ever to show your customer that you truly care about them. You might have the most efficient experience in your industry, but if your clients don’t feel like you care, they won’t stay loyal to you.

In a time where we are focusing so much on “hard skills” like typing efficiently and organization, it’s easy to push aside the “soft skills.” But those skills, like compassion, the ability to listen, and etiquette are just as important, if not more so, when it comes to having a loyal and dedicated customer base.

Let’s go over a few ways that you can show your supporters that you really care:

5 Tips To Get More From Your Giveaways

5 Tips To Get More From Your Giveaways

 might have a unique dilemma - I hate stuff. More specifically, I don't like clutter and try to avoid buying or owning anything I do not actively use. To others, my home or office may look empty, but, to me, everything serves a purpose. I rarely pick up swag, but when I do, it's made a meaningful impression.

That got me thinking... How can companies create better giveaways that actually inspire consumer behavior? Here are some tips.

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

Career advice to "follow your passion" or "do what you love" has fallen out of favor in recent times and is often dismissed as hackneyed and unrealistic. But a new study suggests that finding one's vocation, or a special calling to do a certain occupation, will always be an invaluable way to motivate yourself to overcome academic and career challenges.

And, in contrast, motivation based on the influence or monetary rewards of a profession -- especially for difficult and elite jobs like military leadership -- makes you more likely to perform poorly and quit earlier than if you are motivated by passion for the work itself. In fact, the negative impact of motivation based on power or money is so strong, it can lead to less success among those who both love their work and the prestige that comes with it.