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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.

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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.