Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, participates in a panel discussion during the Financial Inclusion Forum Dec. 1, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
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By Emily Straus
December 18, 2015
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Emily Straus is TIME's associate partnerships editor.

As 2015 winds down, now is the perfect time to prepare for your 2016 goals. Who better to get you inspired than successful professionals?

LinkedIn has rounded up of a list of its top influencers who have published to the platform this year. The influencers were ranked based on their audiences’ overall engagement with the authors’ posts. Bill Gates and Richard Branson fill the top two spots.

Find the top 10 influencers below, with inspiring advice to kick you into gear for the new year.

Contact us at editors@time.com.

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