Valerie Pendergrass

13 Flips | 4 Magazines | 10 Likes | 5 Followers | @ValeriePend4co8 | Keep up with Valerie Pendergrass on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Valerie Pendergrass”

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got promoted faster.<p>While EQ has been hotly debated …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Quotes From Wayne Dyer That Will Inspire You to Seize Every Second of Your Life

Wayne W. Dyer was one of the most influential spiritual teachers to have ever graced this Earth.<p>Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more …

Famifi

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”<p>Those who do rate …

5 Ways How Leaders Achieve Genuine Employee Engagement

While the Friday afternoon pizza party always breeds goodwill, an engaged leader goes beyond to make sure employees are heard and valued.<p>Employee engagement can look like a random effort to keep workers happy. Should we invest in tuition reimbursement? Re-examine our core values? Order another …

5 Things Your Employees Wish They Could Tell You

Most managers never learned how to be leaders. Here are the ways your employees wish you were better at your job.<p>If your employees could change one thing about you, what do you think it would be?<p>TINYpulse, a software company that measures employee satisfaction, asked 1,000 full-time employees what …

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

The Neuroscience Behind Leading Others

Applying brain science to the work we do every day.<p>Psychology and neuroscience play an increasingly important role in how we shape ourselves as leaders. From the mnemonics and mind maps that allow us to memorize facts and faces, through to the use of mindfulness to increase concentration and …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

How To Be The Cognitively Flexible Leader

Whenever I mention ‘culture at work’ to someone I listen or watch for their first reaction. Inevitably, their first thoughts turn to learning a foreign language; etiquette and manners when visiting another country; or if you are in HR, either the values of their organization or Diversity and equal …

Becoming the Boss

Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That’s a shame, because the …