Happy Chinese New Year! Want to know an amazing trick to being a wonderful group leader? Act like a rooster! Yes, you read that right. Don’t worry we haven’t lost our minds – this is the year of the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac. Also known as Sheng Xiao, the zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle aligned with the Chinese lunar calendar.
Active years of the rooster include: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. It is said that those born during the year of the rooster are observant, practical, and perfectionists. Roosters carry out challenges with wit and analysis of the problem at hand. They are able to overcome adversaries, though are known to be the warm-hearted center of any room, often being the most sociable among any group. So even if this isn’t your lunar year, it wouldn’t hurt to adopt those awesome characteristics. Check out more great qualities of the rooster in the infographic below, and browse our blog for more leadership tips.