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Podcast: Developing a Culture of Empowerment and Trust

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Lydia Mihalik translates her experience as a top leader — former mayor of Findlay, Ohio — to her position as director of the Ohio Department of Development, where she’s adjusted to not only managing a team but also supporting Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted in their leadership roles. She does that by serving others at her highest capacity, making the best use of available resources and systems, and, most importantly, surrounding herself with a great team. Cultivating collaborations, she prioritizes relationships and seeks solutions for both parties to build a reputation of trust to last beyond her administration. 


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Produced by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. New episodes are available monthly wherever you stream podcasts.

The Leadership Podcast features experts who have walked in your shoes, leadership tips, advice for achieving your career goals and stories about leading positive change in the world.  

The podcast advances the mission of the Glenn College and its Leadership Forum conference by supporting public service professionals who want to grow in their careers and by nurturing passion for public service throughout the year.