Joseph Lalonde

We All Need Reminders

Joseph Lalonde

Just before I began writing this article, I received an email from a blog subscriber we’ll call Jack. He was sending me a thank you. Jack was reading an old article of mine in his inbox. The article spoke to him about his attitude that was souring. Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash.

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5 Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Communication Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Communication is a critical aspect of leadership. You have to clearly communicate multiple things to those you lead. Some of the pieces you have to communicate may be: The vision of the organization. Your team’s mission. How to effectively complete a task. The love you have for your team.

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5 Steps to Take to Improve People Management Skills

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash. Whether you are starting your career as a manager or you are looking to develop in a position, there is always something to learn.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Woman King

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article We’ve heard the fictional story of the women warriors of the Dora Milaje in the movie Black Panther. Imagine if they were real. They may have been. The Woman King is based on a true story.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

The Power Of Changing Your Mind

Joseph Lalonde

People are stubborn. Once they have a belief, they struggle to reimagine something new. Now, if people are stubborn, leaders can be hard-headed and impossible to change! Not really. However, it is how we feel sometimes. We hold tight to our ideals. We believe we know best.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Gray Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available <a href=”[link] Amazon</a> If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. The Gray Man is a Netflix original movie released directly to streaming and movie theaters simultaneously.

How To Prepare For Anything

Joseph Lalonde

When you’re in leadership, there are curveballs thrown your way every day. You’ll also face uncertainty, difficulties, and challenges you never could anticipate. So, how can I tell you how to prepare for anything? You don’t have to be prepared for anything.

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Have A GROW Plan

Joseph Lalonde

A leader is constantly looking for ways to grow. This could be through reading books, active engagement, listening to others, or other forms of learning. But… Not many leaders have a GROW plan. A GROW plan helps leaders have a short acronym to remember their plans to grow.

Tips For Managers: 8 Ways To Be A Better Leader At Work

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Leadership is more than just giving orders and being the boss. To be an effective leader, you need to be able to motivate and inspire your team to do their best work.

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8 Reasons Why Sporting Events Will Always Draw Crowds

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Photo by Miltiadis Fragkidis on Unsplash. Over the years, there has been a lot of discussion about whether or not sporting events will continue to be popular.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How to Stand Out as Being a True Leader in your Business

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. If you want to stand out as a true leader in your business, then you are not alone.

Stop Training Your Employees To Not Try

Joseph Lalonde

When employees step out of their comfort zone and try something new, magical things happen. Google allows its employees to spend 20% of their time working on pet projects. These pet projects are things the employee sees that could benefit Google. Most organizations are not like Google.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Dragon Ball is an animated series that started in Japan in 1984. The cartoon has garnered critical acclaim and runs through multiple series. Dragon Ball Super is one series that spawned from the original series.

Leaders Are Dream Releasers

Joseph Lalonde

As people come onto your team, they put their trust in you. They believe you are going to lead them in the right direction. Maybe even help them achieve their dreams. Sadly, too many leaders believe their people are there to work for them and them alone.

When Most People Quit…

Joseph Lalonde

I want you to think about the last time you quit something. When did you quit? What caused you to quit? Research shows that most people don’t quit early on (other than when we all give up on that New Year resolution to go to the gym). The research shows many people quit in the sticky middle.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bullet Train

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Bullet Train is one of the most unique and fun films I’ve seen in a long time. It’s an action movie with a bit of intrigue, suspense, and fun all mixed together.

Your Attitude Is Important

Joseph Lalonde

Have you ever been around a Debbie Downer? You know the type… They’re always in a funk. Their day never goes right. Someone is always trying to bring them down. It’s a vicious cycle. It’s a cycle that pushes people away. Most people don’t want to be near a Debbie Downer.

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How You Can Be More Organized When Leading Your Small Business

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies.

Deconstruction

Joseph Lalonde

Deconstruction is a hot topic button in the world of faith. Many prominent faith leaders are coming to terms that the people they’ve led are reexamining the world they believed in. More than that, many leaders of the faith have begun to deconstruct what they’ve come to believe.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Double Dragon The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Double Dragon is a popular side-scrolling video game initially released in 1987.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison is an animated/anime movie in the world of Naruto. Naruto is a long-running anime show that has lots of love.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Thor: Love And Thunder

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Moviegoers were treated to a new movie about the god of thunder. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returned to the cinema to rock audiences. Thor: Love And Thunder had a similar feel to his last featured movie, Thor: Ragnarok, yet Love And Thunder felt somewhat flat.

Remain Teachable

Joseph Lalonde

Do you remember when you were a child? You thought the world was your oyster. You also thought you knew everything there was to know. I think back to growing up. I remember thinking my parents didn’t know much about life. How wrong that was. I’d scoff at their advice.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2022

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve been listening to a wide range of audiobooks recently. My book list has been everything from leadership to personal development to science to cultural. This listening experience has been great. I’ve been introduced many great authors and concepts.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From DC League of Super-Pets

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. DC League of Super-Pets is an animated adventure centering around the pets of DC superheroes.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Top Gun: Maverick

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The new Top Gun: Maverick flew into theaters on Memorial Day weekend in what could be the best sequel ever to be released. After years of days due to COVID-19, we were treated to a masterpiece of a movie. Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic World: Dominion

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Jurassic World trilogy has ended with the latest entry: Jurrasic World: Dominion. The last film in the series had an interesting premise. We got to see what the world would look like if the genetically brought back dinosaurs lived with humans.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Ask Questions

Joseph Lalonde

Do you remember growing up? You always had questions. Rarely did you have answers. The older you got, the fewer questions you had. The more answers you seemed to find. That might be true. The longer we’re alive, the more we learn and know. Sometimes the questions dry up.

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5 Thoughts On Goal Setting

Joseph Lalonde

Do you struggle to set goals? Maybe you’re like me and struggle to accomplish goals? Does that sound more like you? Either way, goal setting can be brutal. I’ve struggled with setting goals throughout my career and life. I’ve never been one to want to set goals.

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10 Bible Verses To Remind Leaders Who Really Is In Control

Joseph Lalonde

You’re a leader. You’re in charge! Right?!? Wrong… We may be given authority over some areas of our lives , but there’s someone else who is in control. I fully believe God is in control. Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash. I hope you do too.

What’s The Point?

Joseph Lalonde

I recently listened to the book Your Next Five Moves by Patrick Bet-David. In Your Next Five Moves, Bet-David talks about knowing what you’re going to do before you do it. Much like the game of chess, you need to have an idea of your moves and the moves of your competitors.

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The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Kids and adults alike will love the new animated movie Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank.

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10 Leadership Traits Positive Leaders Focus On

Joseph Lalonde

What makes a positive leader go further and farther? They focus on the leadership traits that make them the most effective, positive, and outgoing leaders that they can be. These are all leadership traits that you can work on. If you don’t already have them. Don’t fret.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Stranger Things Season 4 Chapter 9: The Piggyback

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The hit Netflix show Strangers Things is back for the final two episodes and boy were they good. Instead of looking at movie leadership lessons, I’m giving my readers a double-header of Stranger Things goodness. Today, there will be two articles.

6 Simple Tips on Creating an Office Space Employees Love

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. If you’re like most business owners, you want to create an office space that employees love. This can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.