Robert Starinsky, ASBC

Principal, Tradewinds Group, Inc.

Free Business Speaker in Chicago

  • Process Improvement Strategies for Smaller Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Business process improvements can have a transformational effect on any business or non-profit organization. Processes that remain the same over time can impede an organization's efficiency and growth prospects; however an organization that works to continuously improve its' processes can create opportunities well beyond its current capacity. MORE >

    Process improvement takes on many different forms and every business has its own unique processes and systems in place. Attendees of this presentation will learn valuable techniques to help them engage their own organizations in meaningful process improvement.
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  • Stuck: How Culture Makes or Breaks a Business

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    For better or worse, your business has a personality of its' own. It's referred to as the corporate culture. It is everything you can't see - and more; it is the secret sauce influencing how work gets done (or doesn't) on a day-to-day basis in your organization. A healthy, positive corporate culture can be a competitive advantage. A toxic culture? That's not a story you want to tell! MORE >

    what do you know about your corporate culture? Chances are, not as much as you think. This insightful presentation for business owners and managers provides helpful information on understanding, improving and leveraging your corporate culture as a competitive weapon, especially as you plot your return to normal in a not so normal world.
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  • Best Practices for Managing Remote Work and Remote Workers

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    The global pandemic has forced big changes in the way we work. Although the global pandemic increasingly appears to be in our rear view mirror, Remote Work and Remote Workers are here to stay! MORE >

    If you've just been getting by as a manager in the new normal of remote work, your days may be numbered unless you're ready, willing and able to manage work and workers differently in this newly emerging work world.

    This presentation provides a fast-paced introduction to the techniques and best practices you'll need in your toolbox as a manager in the new world of remote work.

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  • Project Management Essentials for the “Accidental” Project Manager

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    People often start working on (and managing) projects almost by accident. When you suddenly find yourself responsible for managing an important project but aren't really sure about how to go about making it happen, you’re an "accidental" project manager. Whether you're the newly minted "accidental" project manager, or you're someone who frequently finds yourself serving on a client-focused project team, or you simply want to know more about project management, this is the right workshop for you. MORE >

    Have you recently "fallen" into the role of an accidental project manager? At one time or another, we all do (or will)! The good news is that you can be successful - without being an expert on project management! This short workshop is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management, but who know what they’re doing now is either not enough, or simply isn’t working.

    This workshop covers what you need you know about managing a small to medium-sized project with confidence. You'll learn an easy-to-follow process for taking your project - regardless of its' purpose or size - from beginning to "done", as well as the critical "need to know" project management terminology, concepts and techniques that you can apply immediately toward helping you keep your project running smoothly.

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