Leading Change with Emotional Intelligence

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization & Professional Development Emotions tend to run high during times of change, and to navigate effectively for themselves and others, leaders need emotional intelligence… Continue Reading… Leading Change with Emotional Intelligence

Advancing Team Problem Solving

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization & Professional Development It is common for leaders to lament the lack of problem-solving ability on their team, which then leads them to spend… Continue Reading… Advancing Team Problem Solving

Decision Making Through Constant Change

This is a guest post written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization and Professional Development Remember the good old days, pre-COVID, when we talked about the stress of rapid change? Sure,… Continue Reading… Decision Making Through Constant Change

Workforce Planning during the Pandemic and Beyond

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization & Professional Development While it was true before the pandemic, it is now abundantly clear that we need to examine the way we do… Continue Reading… Workforce Planning during the Pandemic and Beyond

Strategic Thinking in Turbulent Times

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization & Professional Development  Strategic thinking has always been an important leadership skill, but as we make our way through the pandemic, it is a must. “A danger for… Continue Reading… Strategic Thinking in Turbulent Times

Employee Engagement in a Rapidly Changing Workplace

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization & Professional Development  Recent research analysis (Quantum Workplace, 2020) seems to indicate that employees are feeling more engaged now than prior to the pandemic. While that certainly isn’t true for everyone,… Continue Reading… Employee Engagement in a Rapidly Changing Workplace

Compassionate Leadership: Awareness of Mental Health Needs as the Pandemic Continues

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization & Professional Development The last few months have been a long haul, and from all indications, it will still be quite some time before… Continue Reading… Compassionate Leadership: Awareness of Mental Health Needs as the Pandemic Continues

Culture Building: It’s On All of Us

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, MSU HR Organization & Professional Development The topic of workplace culture often comes up when people are unhappy, or significant problems have occurred. Leaders get blamed, and… Continue Reading… Culture Building: It’s On All of Us

Navigating through Crisis to Reinvention

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager, HR Organization & Professional Development Months into the COVID-19 crisis we have learned a great deal about the importance of resilience, agility, and supporting others as we… Continue Reading… Navigating through Crisis to Reinvention