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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.

Accountability 101 – What You Need to Know about Accountability in Your Workplace

Dwight Mihalicz,

Join us for a webinar on Jun 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT.

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How do you create a culture of accountability? Of course this depends on whether you are talking about yourself, your team or your organization. But the principles are the same.

The first step? It starts with an understanding of what accountability is and why it is important for performance.

After that, you can use accountability as an incredibly powerful tool for improving individual, team and organizational performance.

Join us at this special Webinar to understand how accountability can be used in your situation!

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What is Accountability? Part 1 of the Effective ManagersTM Understanding Accountability Series

Dwight Mihalicz,

What is Accountability?

We all have obligations at work. These obligations come at us from many directions… our peers, our clients, our subordinates, and yes even our bosses! The progression of steps an individual goes through when receiving and performing assignments varies. This is all thought to have something to do with accountability. Yet for managers, ensuring subordinates are accountable while executing strategy is no easy feat. In part one of a multipart series, I discuss key concepts of accountability—what it is, how it impacts managers and how to approach this critical piece of the puzzle for effective management.

What is accountability, and how does it impact managerial success?

What do we mean by accountability? We often hear it used to describe businesses that are “not being held accountable” or individuals “needing to take more accountability” for their actions. Are you accountable? Am I? How is accountability used in the organization and what impact does it have on the day-to-day job managers’ need to do?

What do managers and skunks have in common?

Dwight Mihalicz,

skunk walkingOnce upon a time in the woods there lived a family of skunks. There was a mother skunk, a father skunk, and twin boy skunks. The mother’s name was Up, the father’s name was Down, and the twin boys were named In and Out.

Because it was dangerous in the woods, the mother skunk, Up, was very insistent that the boys never go out alone. But one day, while Up was downstairs, and Down was upstairs, In went out. When Up came upstairs, she was frantic to see that In was not in the house. In looked down and Down looked up, but In was nowhere to be found. When they asked Out where In was, he said that he thought that In was out.

So Up and Down went out to look for In. Up looked low and Down looked high, but In was nowhere to be found.

Up and Down came back into the house in a frantic mood. Out said he would go out to look for In, and in desperation Up and Down agreed. Out went out, and a few minutes later came back in with In.

Effective ManagersTM Announces Partnership Agreement with EXYGE (SERVINFOR, S.A.)

Dwight Mihalicz,

otto-announcement-pictureEXYGE Consulting to provide Effective ManagersTM Manager Assessment and Effective Point of Accountability® services.

San José. Costa Rica. Dwight Mihalicz, President of Effective ManagersTM announced today the signing of an agreement with EXYGE Consulting, based in Costa Rica.

“I am delighted to welcome and the EXYGE Team to the family of consulting firms that are using the Effective ManagersTM methodology to help their clients improve organizational performance”, said Dwight Mihalicz. “Our approach is a natural for EXYGE to support the strategy execution and performance improvement of client organizations.”

The Blueprint to Effective Management

Dwight Mihalicz,

engagement smallAs managers in organizations we all want to do well – we want our teams to do well – and we want our organization to do well. What this means for you exactly depends on your position in the organization. The CEO (your top manager) has a perspective that encompasses the whole organization and the community in which it operates.  A front line manager might be more focused on team members, team productivity and process improvement.

So what sets top performing organizations aside from the others? If we all want to do well, why aren’t all organizations performing at their best? 

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