How leaders communicate with employees sets the tone for a respectful workplace culture

“Leader communication drives respectful culture and behavior that translates into positive employee outcomes,” said Justin F. Willett, program director at the Novak Leadership Institute and lead author of the study. “Leaders need to help employees feel respected as part of the team and recognized for their unique strengths and accomplishments.” University of Missouri study finds … Continued

Novak Leadership launches new website with resources for students, alumni

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 30, 2023) — The Novak Leadership Institute (NLI) at the Missouri School of Journalism launched a new website this month showcasing resources for students: The site’s revamped digital resource library features new articles, podcasts and other downloadable content for students and even professionals seeking information about leadership development. … Continued

Chancellor’s Leadership Class gives first-year students across campus a head start on their education

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14) — Chancellor’s Leadership Class students presented their final projects on Dec. 9, showcasing visual stories of Mizzou’s dynamic and varied programs and opportunities. University of Missouri President Mun Choi toured the students’ displays and spoke to the 25 teams of two to four students. “I was so impressed with not only … Continued

School of Journalism Professor Margaret Duffy publishes new book on power of visual communication

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 9, 2021) — A new book by Professor Margaret Duffy, Executive Director of the Novak Leadership Institute, examines the quickly-evolving field of visual communication and provides strategies for communicators in all professions to tell engaging stories by harnessing the power of images. “Visual Communication: Insights and Strategies” chronicles the … Continued

Study: Young workers now value respect over ‘fun’ perks in the workplace

Researchers at University of Missouri and Kansas State University discovered having respectful communication outweighs ‘fun’ work perks when attracting and retaining young workers. By Eric Stan, MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2021) — Millennials, often referred to as the “job-hopping generation,” represent a group of young workers who once grabbed the national spotlight … Continued