Bringing Team Focus to Shared Projects For Maximum Output

 

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Shared Projects
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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.

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Support Mental Health Services by Attending the American Craft Expo

Alexander Mosnick
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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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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NorthShore’s Associate Board
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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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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.

SQL Defined

 

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Structured Query Language
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A business and finance professional with considerable technical skills, Alexander Mosnick has served as an associate strategy consultant with Aon Inpoint Consulting since 2014. As part of his duties at Aon Inpoint, Alexander Mosnick oversees a range of SQL coding functions.

SQL, Short for Structured Query Language, is specifically designed to store, manipulate, query, request, and access data stored in specific relational databases. The technology giant IBM created SQL to operate its early relational database prototypes in the mid-1970s. Today, SQL helps users interact with the databases that power vital infrastructures, such as global cell phone networks, and important institutions, such as the world’s largest banks.

SQL has served as the standard for relational database systems around the world for more than four decades. Specific benefits of this targeted but versatile computer language include its efficient CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) capabilities. For high-tech professionals who want to provide database solutions for industry leaders such as IBM and Microsoft, SQL proficiency is a must.

The Northwestern University Economics Program

 

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A strategy consultant with Chicago-based Aon, Alexander Mosnick serves as a core team member on a variety of projects. Alexander Mosnick attended Northwestern University in Evanston for his bachelor’s degree on a prestigious full scholarship for golf caddies, studying economics and business.

The economics degree program at Northwestern University has 17 required courses in economics and closely related fields. Six of the courses provide core, foundational knowledge of the field, such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, and applied econometrics. Beyond these, students must take at least six 300-level economics classes, though some can be courses that provide an economics perspective on other fields, such as economic anthropology or mathematical modeling for finance. The final five include mathematics, statistics, and three courses in related fields such as psychology, history, or anthropology.

Economics students at Northwestern also are encouraged to pursue honors in the program. To receive honors in economics, students must complete a research paper during their final year of study. Exceptional students are encouraged to pursue additional studies, including double majors and a four-year bachelor’s to master’s program.