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Dr. John N. Kalaras, Ph.D. CEO & Founder of Quality Training Institute, has a remarkable career as an ambassador of change, with excellent leadership skills, innovation and creativity. He has assisted organizations in achieving and maintaining Operational Excellence with substantial growth and astonishing profitability. As keen strategist, Dr. Kalaras truly exemplifies the “big picture” thinker, always having the foresight to envision the long-term implications of a plan and offer solutions proactively.


Dr. Kalaras has expertise in corporate reorganization, restructuring, development and growth. His deep knowledge of accounting, marketing, lean manufacturing, project and operations management, provide useful guidance and assurance to his team members. He is proficient in Six-Sigma methodologies, logistics, supply chain, cycle time reductions, value-added activities, personnel management, retention and development, Performance assessments, with a serious commitment to continuous process improvement.


Recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Kalaras has been honored with impressive accolades, such as the UNESCO recognition as “Professor of the Year 1999”, The White House recognition for Academic Excellence, Lt. Governor of Illinois and State Treasurer’s Award for Outstanding Achievements. Between the years 2005 and 2009, he served on the President’s Business Advisory Council, under President George W. Bush, responsible for academic and training issues in USA.


At the Global Plateau, Dr. Kalaras has assisted 12 countries in implementing effective operational methodologies at both business and academic arenas. As a business strategist, he has designed 15 business programs offered in the form of seminars or workshops worldwide. As an educator he has served all teaching levels of academia, while he has written several books, some of which are on Amazon.


As a key-note speaker, Dr. Kalaras has delivered main addresses at the Motivation Show in Chicago for five years at the Manufacturer’s Show in Rosemont; in 2005 he shared the podium with the then Senator Barack Obama, now President Obama, at a National Leadership Conference, Organized by the US Customs and Boarder Protection. He has also volunteered his services to community and youth organizations.

The Unpublished Job Market and How to Conquer It...

​Before we talk about the topic, you should all understand how companies, specifically high-level ex...
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Leadership Keynote Presentation by Dr. John N. Kalaras

Leadership Keynote Presentation by Dr. John N. Kalaras
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Do You Want Resumes That Open Doors?

Do You Want Resumes That Open Doors?
​First you need to understand this axiomatic statement:No one was ever hired based on the resume alo...
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The Significance of MBO - Managers By Objectives

The Significance of MBO - Managers By Objectives
​M.B.O. (Management By Objectives), is a style or a method of management, the Western World has been...
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The Role of Competition and How to Manage It

The Role of Competition and How to Manage It
​We live in an environment where competition has become part of our life. We have competition in sch...
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It's got to be a lot harder in reality to do that
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The Impact of Fear

The Impact of Fear
Just like every coin has two sides, fear does too. Fear is an unavoidable phenomenon in everyon...
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Greek-European Crisis & Its Global Effect

Greek-European Crisis & Its Global Effect
This summer my family and I were fortunate to take a 3-month vacation to Greece and its islands. It ...
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Managers vs Leaders

Managers vs Leaders  Is there a difference between a Manager and a Leader? Yes!  However, we must not confuse "difference" with better or worse. Both have their own purpose, roles and responsibilities. Below is a side-by-side list of what an EFFECTIVE manager does vs. the INSPIRATIONAL leader.  The Effective Manager   The Inspirational Leader  Plans   Envisions Organizes   Inspires Directs   Leads Controls   Guides Delegates   Empowers Forms Groups   Builds Teams Driven by numbers   Driven by Quality Procedural processing   Creativity-Innovation Technical   Conceptual  Operational effectiveness   Strategic Agility Follows Policy   Builds Trust Has goals and tasks...
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This is a nice reference article. It is to the point and very useful. I really like it how the author doesn't put management down ... Read More
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Six-Sigma Abbreviated Terminology

Six-Sigma Abbreviated Terminology
Lean Six-Sigma terminology can be challenging. It doesn't help when some of the terminology is so advanced... let alone, it certainly doesn't help when such advanced terminology is abbreviated. I decided to put a list of some of the most common six-sigma abbreviations listed in this article for referencing purposes. Not only is it a list, but people who are new and want to research Lean Six-Sigma concepts may do so by looking up some of these basic vocabulary terms and concepts. ABC.............ACTIVITY BASED COSTING AFR.............AVERAGE FAILURE RATE AIAG............AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ACTION GROUP ANOM..........ANALYSIS OF MEANS ANOVA.........ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE AQL..............ACCEPT QUALITY LEVEL...
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