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

Inclusive Leadership: Starting with Self-Reflection

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager for HR Organization and Professional Development. Central to being a leader at MSU is understanding that furthering diversity, equity and inclusion is a priority that is imperative… Continue Reading… Inclusive Leadership: Starting with Self-Reflection

Communicate with Impact: Tips for Leaders

Written by Jennie Yelvington, MSW, ACSW, Program Manager for HR Organization and Professional Development. Communicating effectively is always an important skill for leaders to demonstrate, but in this time of massive, rapid change it is… Continue Reading… Communicate with Impact: Tips for Leaders

Rapid Change: Making Your Way Through

This is a guest post by Jennie Yelvington, Program Manager, HR Organization and Professional Development. Prior to the pandemic, we lived in a time of rapid change. Megatrends like globalization and technological advancements have resulted… Continue Reading… Rapid Change: Making Your Way Through

Connected Through Crisis: Why an Interdependent Approach to Leadership is Vital

This is a guest post written by Jennie Yelvington, Program Manager for HR Organization and Professional Development. We are part of a large, complex system and a network of teams has stepped up to address… Continue Reading… Connected Through Crisis: Why an Interdependent Approach to Leadership is Vital