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Dwight Mihalicz

Dwight Mihalicz has over 40 years’ experience helping local, national, and international organizations achieve greater productivity, efficiency, and performance.

Kill the Snake! Accountability in Action

Dwight Mihalicz,

The American business magnate and former politician Ross Perot had interesting things to say about General Motors when he sold his company EDS to them in 1984 for $2.5 billion.

The former presidential candidate did not like how the company was being run. His quote about their ways is now famous, and well-illustrative of how not to run a business.

How to Keep Organizational Culture Intact

Dwight Mihalicz,

All organizations start with the enthusiasm, vision, and values of their founder. And as more people are hired, they begin to adopt these same beliefs. In start-up mode the owner is an active leader, is highly visible and can personally influence employees to share the company’s.

As time goes on and the organization grows, it becomes necessary to hire people who are more specialized. This leads to grouping employees into functions, and hiring managers to manage the people in these functions. As the organization continues to grow, more and more people are hired, and additional layers of managers are engaged.

3 Steps to Achieve Personal Success

Dwight Mihalicz,

At the heart of all managers is a desire to be successful. However, success means different things to different people. To one manager, success may be a six-figure salary. To another, money has very little meaning, and success involves gaining the respect of colleagues and recognition as an active leader. To someone else, success is achieving the ever-elusive work-life balance.

Dealing with Stress

Dwight Mihalicz,

The only certainty we have in life is that it will be uncertain.

One can never predict all the situations in which a manager will need to make choices on what to do next, how to decide something, or which initiative to take. However, because we know with absolute certainty that uncertainty exists, it should be enough to remind managers that their leadership requires that they are prepared for the unexpected by anticipating it.

4 Steps to Successful Strategy Development

Dwight Mihalicz,

Why do so many organizations fail to realize their goals? Because while they can put their vision and mission into words, they neglect to develop an effective strategy dedicated to achieving success.

Strategy development and execution do not happen overnight; it is a process that involves engaging all the people in your organization, generating input and gaining insight. For any strategy to be successful, you need to fully understand all the unique issues, challenges, and opportunities of your employees to ensure their buy-in in the execution of strategies.

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