Faculty & Research

John Mirocha

Adjunct Faculty : Management Department
 

John Mirocha is an adjunct faculty member of the Management Department. He is the president and CEO of John Mirocha & Associates, Inc. He is the author of Perspective: Learning to See the Business World Through the Eyes of a Cultural Anthropologist (2011) and the creator of CAS, a web-based change leadership survey and suite of change leadership tools available in English, German and Hungarian (2008).

His research interests include leadership development in small to medium sized firms, qualitative/ethnographic research and change management practices in a global context. Mirocha received his Ph.D. in anthropology and education from the University of Minnesota.

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Academic Background

B.A., sociology, University of Minnesota
B.S., education, University of Minnesota
M.A., education, University of Minnesota 
Ph.D., anthropology and education, University of Minnesota


Research Specialties

  • Qualitative/ethnographic research
  • Leadership and organization assessment and development tools


Current Research

  • Successful change leadership practices
  • Leadership development strategies in small- to medium-sized companies
  • Executive coaching 


Professional Experience

 
  • President and CEO, John Mirocha & Associates, Inc.
  •  Manager, worldwide learning and development, Cargill Incorporated


Major Works

  • Perspective: Learning to See the World Through the Eyes of a Cultural Anthropologist, CreateSpace (2011).
  • CAS, a web-based change model, assessment questionnaire and suite of support tools in English, German and Hungarian.
  • Stories: more than 70 web-based short stories illustrating issues around life, work, society and leadership.