Through the Eyes of a TEC Chair: Lasting Impact

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By Dwight Mihalicz

A leader’s job is perhaps more complex and significant in this fast-changing economic environment than ever before. As a TEC Canada Chair, I have the privilege to be an executive coach and witness firsthand the dramatic difference TEC Canada makes in the lives of business owners, leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs.

The Magic of Collective Wisdom

Aside from Executive Coaching, TEC utilizes Peer Advisory Groups. They consist of leaders from non-competing industries sharing their experiences, challenging one another, and offering invaluable support. I can confidently say, the impact of collective wisdom cannot be overstated. In these groups, one can expect a confidential and collaborative environment to discuss issues of most importance, gain new perspectives, and develop actionable strategies for problem-solving.
As a TEC Chair, I facilitate the groups to ensure members get the most out of each session. To witness the collaboration and trust that develops within these groups is truly rewarding, and members have shared that these meetings have not only been invaluable in solving their complex business problems but also provided them with friendship and understanding that is hard to find as an all-too-common isolated leader.

I can confidently say, the impact of collective wisdom cannot be overstated. In these groups, one can expect a confidential and collaborative environment to discuss issues of most importance, gain new perspectives, and develop actionable strategies for problem-solving, as a TEC Chair.

Executive Coaching: Personal and Professional Growth

Another key component of TEC Canada’s support is Executive Coaching. Members participate in individual coaching sessions to receive customized advice on how to accomplish their goals. As a coach, I help them recognize their strengths, find areas for improvement, and uncover the steps to develop their personal and professional lives. Leadership development is a key component to business success, as organizations are extensions of their leader.

This personalized interaction brings awareness to their blind spots and helps them make more informed decisions. Their dedicated time at work becomes more effective, leaving time for big-picture conceptualizing. The change that I have seen in these leaders is profound. They become more confident, resilient, and better equipped to handle what the business world throws at them day to day.

Expert Speakers: Securing Tomorrow’s Success

At TEC Canada, we believe in continuous learning that never stops. The Thought Leader Program is designed specifically for the group members to equip them with the knowledge they need to navigate the ever-changing economic climate. World-leading speakers are brought in to put on half-day, interactive workshops on various topics, from strategic thinking and implementing new technology, to emotional intelligence and effective communication.

What makes them particularly valuable is their ability to uncover and address the root cause of issues that often elude growing organizations. This is a crucial benefit for business leaders as operation complexity increases. As a chair, I have the responsibility of choosing which thought leaders to bring in based on the needs of my group members. This is a collaborative process to make sure we cover the topics most pressing to our current challenges.

These workshops are not just for the development of the leader but are also intended for them to take back to their organization for strategic planning. The insights, practices, and tools that they learn/develop create a culture of excellence and continuous improvement within their teams and companies. The ripple effect creates a strong, streamlined organization with high levels of engagement, internal training, and development, with great leaders running great businesses.

Resources and Tools Too

Members of TEC Canada also gain access to a full suite of resources with research reports, best practice guides, and online tools that help leaders stay informed and achieve success. This wealth of knowledge at their fingertips provides immeasurable value. It enables leaders to make data-driven decisions and implement best practices that lead to success.

The TEC Canada Advantage

Experiencing TEC Canada is a life changer for any business leader. The peer support, executive coaching, and lifelong learning elements are encapsulated in the TEC community. The resources and opportunities available to members are second to none. That’s why I’m a TEC Chair and proud to be associated with TEC Canada, an organization that goes beyond supporting businesses but unlocks their full potential through their leaders.

Please reach out to me on my website or fill out the form below and a TEC team member will be in touch.

Dwight Mihalicz, TEC Chair, holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and has served as the Director of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Telfer School of Management.

Dwight Mihalicz is a TEC Canada Chair in Ottawa ON, international speaker, author, and founder of Effective Managers.

He holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and has served as the Director of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Telfer School of Management. As an accredited ISO 20700 Instructor, he trains consultants in this management consulting services standard. Additionally, he has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Ontario, Canada, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to his profession, clients, and community.

Dwight has made significant global contributions to the field of management consulting. He volunteered for international task forces of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), the global body for Institutes of Management Consulting. His dedication was acknowledged when he was elected Treasurer of the Global Board. In 2018, he was elected for a three-year term as the Chair of ICMCI, and he currently serves on the Board as Past Chair.

Dwight has recently published The Effective CEO: The Balancing Act that Drives Sustainable Performance, a book that explores the key functions that a successful CEO must carry out.