Golfing Amenities at Crystal Lake Country Club in Illinois

Alex Mosnick serves Aon Inpoint in Chicago as an associate strategy consultant. A graduate of Northwestern University, Alex Mosnick earned a scholarship as a caddy at Crystal Lake Country Club, a club northwest of Chicago that will turn 100 years old in 2022.

One of the club’s main attractions is its 18-hole golf course, considered one of the toughest in the Midwest. Surrounded by 135 acres of forest, the course features bentgrass greens. From the blue tees the course is rated 73.1 with a slope of 138, and the red tees offer a 72.4-rated course on a slope of 131.

Many distinguished golfers have called Crystal Springs home, foremost among them Fritz Franz (1898-2007), who finished 10th in the same college tournament that Arnold Palmer won and took top honors in 60 amateur events.

Along with a complete pro shop where two professionals offer advice, Crystal Springs sponsors numerous members’ events, such as husband-wife and parent-child tournaments and ladies’ and men’s championships. In summer 2020, the club will offer its Monday program for junior golfers and swimmers.

Scotland Travel Tips – Packing for the Weather

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As a strategy consultant for Aon, PLC, Alexander (Alex) Mosnick has overseen multiple projects for several prominent clients. Outside of his work, Alex Mosnick enjoys traveling and has visited the country of Scotland.

Scottish weather is unpredictable, making it difficult to anticipate what you will need to pack for a trip. While your morning may start sunny and warm, by midday you could be battling strong wind and heavy rain.

The best way to prepare for Scotland’s unpredictable weather is to plan your wardrobe with layering in mind. With layers, you can add or remove clothing as needed.

Since days often turn wet in Scotland, pack a waterproof jacket with a hood for your top layer. A windproof umbrella is a good idea since the rain is often accompanied by winds too strong for a regular umbrella.

Water-resistant or quick-drying pants and an extra pair of socks will also help keep you comfortable and warm when bad weather strikes. You might also want to consider a waterproof backpack to store your layers so they will always be at hand when needed.

Bringing Team Focus to Shared Projects For Maximum Output

 

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A strategic consultant based in Chicago, Alexander Mosnick helps businesses succeed through proven management practices. Areas of particular focus for Alexander Mosnick include time management and team collaboration.

One of the key elements of success in business is productivity in the workplace. A productive team gets the job done and well, delivering maximum value for clients and end users. Achieving this begins with limiting the number of tasks at hand so that individual team members are not distracted or overwhelmed.

It is better to focus on a broad project instead of constantly transitioning between different projects. Break down the project into specific tasks and assign to team members based on their skill sets and areas of knowledge. Set clear objectives from the beginning and review each milestone as the team progresses.

Keep in mind that coordinating team members on a shared project does not always mean inhabiting the same physical space. Take advantage of technology to streamline processes, create structure, and support real-time collaboration. Applications such as Google Docs and Slack allow individual members to work on their assignments and collaborate simultaneously with others instantly.

Support Mental Health Services by Attending the American Craft Expo

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Alexander Mosnick

A broker for business development and intellectual property solutions at Aon Inpoint Consulting in Chicago, Alexander “Alex” Mosnick develops his leadership and public speaking skills as a member of Toastmasters International. Alex Mosnick also gives back to the community by serving on the Young Associates Board for the NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Since its establishment in 1891, NorthShore has pioneered quality treatment and enhanced patient care, including developing the first vaccine for whooping cough. For more than a century, the NorthShore Foundation has led philanthropic efforts in the local community as well.

To support its philanthropic activities, NorthShore hosts several fundraisers each year, including the annual American Craft Expo (ACE), which features the work of local artisans and supports services in the field of mental health. The 35th Annual ACE will take place September 20-22 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The event will also include a special Benefit Preview Party on September 19.

For more information about the event and to view some of the artists’ work, visit americancraftexpo.org.

The Foundations of Proper Time Management

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Alexander Mosnick offers solutions in areas such as operations management and strategic thinking in his role at Aon Inpoint Consulting. A skill that strategy consultant Alexander Mosnick uses extensively is time management, which rests on a foundation of realistic goal setting that maximizes productivity.

Particularly for self-driven entrepreneurs, defining productivity also has to do with scheduling activities at specific times when motivation is high and distractions are at a minimum. For night owls, peak output might start in the afternoon, while others begin their work day at the crack of dawn. Whatever the case, productive time must be reserved for sustained, focused work toward well-defined goals.

One of the major hurdles to overcome is defining the ideal “productivity zone” that is sustainable in the short and long term. For a writer this might involve a certain number of words per day, while an attorney or technology worker may choose a more case- or project-focused approach. Whatever system is decided upon, sticking with it day in and day out allows habits of efficient time management to emerge and turn into a set routine.

NorthShore’s Associate Board Benefits the Community

 

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Alexander (Alex) Mosnick serves as a strategy consultant and associate relationship manager at Aon Inpoint, a consulting firm in Chicago. Prior to this role, he was an operations intern at UBS Global Asset Management and an asset management intern at JP Morgan. Outside of work, Alexander Mosnick serves on the Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem.

A fundraising organization, NorthShore’s Associate Board consists of young professionals who provide members with services and educational programs that benefit both the community and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Members of the board have collectively raised more than one million dollars in support of neonatal projects at the NorthShore Evanston Hospital Henrietta Johnson Louis Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU). The Associate Board also supports an emergency family fund for underserved families and the department of pediatrics.

To become a member of the board, individuals must pay annual dues of $150 for general membership and $200 for executive committee memberships. In addition, they must help the group raise $250,000 to reach its 2018 fundraising goal, attend an ISCU orientation and tour, and attend at least two quarterly Associate Board meetings. Members are also asked to appear at two volunteer or social events held by the board each year and attend the Associate Board Annual Benefit.

Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program

 

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An accomplished strategy consultant, Alexander Mosnick draws upon distinguished educational and professional experience in his work with Aon Inpoint Consulting in Chicago, Illinois. Outside of his professional life, Alexander Mosnick belongs to civic and community organizations such as Toastmasters International.

Unofficially founded in 1905 by a YMCA employee in Bloomington, Illinois, Toastmasters International was originally formed to help young men learn the art of public speaking and develop civic leadership skills. Since that time, Toastmasters has evolved into an international organization focused on communication, personal growth, and leadership development with more than 350,000 members across 141 countries.

Among other initiatives, Toastmasters International operates the Youth Leadership Program, which offers youth under the age of 18 the opportunity to develop public speaking and leadership skills through a series of one- or two-hour workshops. These workshops typically run for eight weeks and are limited to groups of 25 locally nominated students at each club.

Participants in the workshops learn critical personal and communication skills such as how to prepare a speech, how to give an impromptu talk, and the art of constructive feedback. To learn more about the Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program, please visit www.toastmasters.org.