John Mirocha

Adjunct Faculty, Management

B.A., Sociology, University of Minnesota
B.S., Secondary Education Social Studies, University of Minnesota
M.A., Education, University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, University of Minnesota

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John Mirocha is an adjunct faculty member of the Management Department. He is the president and CEO of John Mirocha & Associates, Inc. and a partner in ShareOn Corporate Leader Resources. 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.

Spring 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • President & CEO, John Mirocha & Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1997 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (1983 - present)
  • Partner, ShareOn orporate Leader Resources, Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2008 - 2009)
  • Manager, Worldwide Learning, Employee Development Specialist, Manager, Executive Development, Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, Cargill, Inc, Minneapolis (1986 - 1997)
  • Manager - Organizational Development, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, St. Paul (1983 - 1986)
  • President, John Mirocha & Associates, Inc, (1981 - 1983)
  • Director, Project on Career Alternatives, University of Minnesota - Graduate School of Liberal Arts., (1979 - 1981)

Publications
  • Mirocha, J., Bents, J., LaBrosse, M. (2014). Leadership for the rest of us - a DELPHI study of leadership strategies in small to medium sized firms. What do the top performing companies do?. Organization Development Journal, (31)(3), pp. 23-28

Books and Chapters
  • Mirocha, J., Bader Ohman, M., Bents, R., Broumova, D., LaBrosse, M., Olinger, S., & Rietow, K. (2013). Leadership for the rest of us - a DELPHI study of leadership strategies in small to medium sized firms. What do the top performing companies do?.

Research Interests
  • Family Business
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Change

Presentations
  • "Careers in anthropology" Minneapolis Community & Technical College - Anthropology Club Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 18, 2011