Jonathan SlainFamily, Productivity

  If you want to read the scariest post I’ve ever published on Linkedin, read on…  It’s Dec 29, 2018 and Katherine (my wife) and I have just finished the fourth iteration of our “Family Quest Board.”  We have a huge whiteboard in our office and you can see what’s on it below.  That’s the scary part!   We’ve never publicly … Read More

Health Nucleus

Jonathan SlainHealth

In October 2018, I decided that it had been too long since I got a complete physical at the doctor, so I decided to go out to San Diego to go to the Human Longevity Clinic’s Health Nucleus program. The program is an executive physical on steroids, with a half day of testing using state of the art equipment. Attached … Read More

Secrets of Networking

Jonathan SlainProductivity

How the CEO of a $3 Billion Company Works an Expo Recently, I spent an evening hanging out with the CEO of a $3.6 billion company based in Minneapolis. We were at a conference held by YPO (the Young President’s Organization) at the Trump Hotel in Washington DC. We walked and talked at an expo held for the construction industry. … Read More

Lessons learned at the February 2018 YPO Construction Industry Roundtable Event

Jonathan SlainProductivity

  Lessons learned at the February 2018 YPO Construction Industry Roundtable Event   What I’m Doing Now to Prepare for the Next Downturn (Panel Discussion) Betsy Mack – Mack Industries Betsy is the catchphrase queen and my two favorite catchphrases from her talk: During the Last Downturn: “Concrete – It’s tougher than you think” “You’re Growing or You’re Dying” Daren … Read More

Slain’s 2018 Reading List

Jonathan SlainProductivity

Each month, I try to read at least 2-3 books. I go back and forth between business books and interesting biographies. For 2018, I’ve put my favorite books from the past year on this list. I also included a few oldies, but goodies! I probably should have also listed all the books to avoid that I tried reading… I highly … Read More

The Walk-About: A Real World Tactic to Facilitate Key Conversations

Jonathan SlainProductivity

Do you ever have to have a tough conversation with a key employee at your company and you put it off because you aren’t quite sure how you want to approach it? Maybe you need to discuss their recent performance at the business?  Maybe you’re disappointed with key aspects of their role?  Maybe you need to ask them to take … Read More