Joseph Lalonde

What Are You Focusing On?

Joseph Lalonde

I saw a cute meme recently. The headline of the meme was: This is why dogs are happier The photo showed a man and his dog sitting next to each other. The man had multiple thought bubbles. There were thoughts of A car A plane A house Money Then there was the dog. The dog […].

10 Of The Best Leadership Books On Audible

Joseph Lalonde

I love sharing new books with my readers. I normally do this at the end of the month through the 5 Books Leaders Should Read In XXX. That post is still coming. However, I also wanted to recognize the power of audiobooks.

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How To Get Your Team To Take Risks

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are risk-takers. They push the boundaries and plow new paths. They know this is the way to new success. Your team, however, may not be as excited about risk as you are.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In March 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Every month, I try to bring you 5 great books to read for the following month. The books may be old, semi-recent, or even releasing soon. This month, the books will be mostly brand new books. I’ve had the opportunity to look at quite a few new books this month and they’ve been fantastic.

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5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

The Law Of Diminishing Return On Success

Joseph Lalonde

Do you remember your first taste of success? It may have been when you were 5 years old and you sweet-talked your mom into just one more bite of the peanut butter pie. Your first taste of success may have come later. You may remember what it felt like to land your first sale. It […].

One Of The Best Ways To Produce New Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

It is your job to help raise up the next generation of new leaders. It’s not the easiest thing to do but it falls on your shoulders. The fear of helping produce new leaders can be terrifying. The process may seem daunting. But you can do it.

10 Powerful Phrases For Positive Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

The world is full of negativity. You turn on the TV to a news station and you quickly discover this. Negativity sells. It’s a sad state of affairs. We’re inundated with negativity and it brings us down. I was thankful to recently be a guest at a BNI networking meeting.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In April 2021

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of March. April is just around the corner. And you know what that means. Today is the day I bring you 5 books leaders should read in the following month.

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7 Amazing Things You Should Know About the Leadership of Moses

Joseph Lalonde

You probably know Moses as the leader of the Israelites. However, there are ten surprising facts about his leadership you should not miss. Read further. Who is Moses? Moses is a Hebrew prophet God used to free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.

Learn How To Say No

Joseph Lalonde

The more I talk to leaders from around the world, the more I discover there’s one two-letter word that leaders want to learn how to use more. These leaders say they want to learn how to say NO better. No is a powerful word. Despite its smallness, the word no says a lot. Learning the […].

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5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wrath Of Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Wrath Of Man is the 2021 revenge-thriller starring action star Jason Statham. His character, H, is on a mission. He signs up to be a security guard for a company that transports money. The job choice wasn’t by accident.

Will You Require Employees To Return To The Office?

Joseph Lalonde

COVID-19 has taken its toll on the workplace. Many businesses shifted to a work-from-home model completely or a hybrid model. There were businesses that said they were going to keep this model of work for the foreseeable future.

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Rethinking Bereavement Pay And Time Off

Joseph Lalonde

While there is no federal law mandating paid or unpaid bereavement pay, many organizations consider this a part of an employee’s benefits package. They know employees are better when they have time to grieve and care for themselves after losing a loved one.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Four years after the release of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ryan Reynold and Samuel L. Jackson return to their buddy comedy with a new addition – The hitman’s wife, Sonia Kincaid (Selma Hayek).

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Godzilla Vs. Kong

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Godzilla Vs. Kong has been another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having been delayed multiple times, Godzilla Vs. Kong finally saw a release this weekend in the movie theaters and on HBO Max (Little secret here, go see it in the theater if you can.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Is This Normal?

Joseph Lalonde

Stepping into a new leadership position is a strange situation to many. You’ve worked so hard and so long under another person that to lead a team feels daunting. It feels unnormal. Thoughts flood your mind. You begin to think about the choices you make. The decisions you have to decide.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tulsa Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I had the pleasure of watching the movie Tulsa this past weekend through a screener that I was provided. I was able to kick back and watch this touching movie in the comfort of my own home.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Chaos Walking

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Chaos Walking is based on a series of young adult novels. The movie sets up a great premise. What happens in a world where everyone can hear the thoughts of males? What happens when the thoughts of females cannot? This is the premise of Chaos Walking.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Nobody The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I slept on the recent movie Nobody (you can rent it on Amazon). After watching Nobody, I am regretting my choice. However, with a movie named Nobody, it is hard to fault someone for skipping over it.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

3 Reasons Your Organization Isn’t Growing

Joseph Lalonde

Has your organization stopped growing? Are they at a standstill for growth? You may lead a church, a small manufacturing company, or a large business. There will be times when growth doesn’t happen. You may look around and wonder why the organization isn’t growing.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Those Who Wish Me Dead

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Those Who Wish Me Dead is an excellent thriller to watch in the movie theater. The movie is based on the book of the same name by author Michael Koryta. Starring Angelina Jolie as Hannah, a smoke jumper firefighter suffering from PTSD.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mortal Kombat The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. “Get over here!” ” “Flawless victory!” ” “Finish him!” ” “Fatality!” ” If you grew up in the ’90s and played video games, the above quotes probably remind you of a video game.

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Start Believing In Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

There are days when I battle extreme bouts of self-doubt. I believe my writing isn’t up to par or that I am a failure as a husband or that I couldn’t lead someone if my life depended upon it. These days are hard. We all have these days where we fail to believe in ourselves. […].

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Galaxy Quest

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Over 20 years ago, Galaxy Quest was released. It tells the story of the cast from the fictional television series Galaxy Quest as they must come together and face a real threat to the galaxy. These actors don’t know what to do. They’re only actors.

Digesting What You Consume

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are readers… Or learners. They look for ways to learn new leadership techniques, improve upon tried and true methods, and continue to move forward. We’re bombarded with new leadership content. From new blog posts (sorry guys!) to new movies to new leadership books.

15 Quotes On Taking Risks

Joseph Lalonde

To accomplish anything significant, you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. You have to be willing to do something you’ve never done before. You have to be willing to take a risk. Taking a risk is scary. It puts you in a position of failure. If you view failure as […].

When You’re Scared…

Joseph Lalonde

Leading is less of a science and more of a practice. Sure, there are the basics of leadership. The fundamentals. The things you need to know. Then there are the trials and challenges of leadership. These are the pieces of leadership that truly test your ability to lead.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Leading In A Secular World

Joseph Lalonde

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership. But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an […].

Slow Is Smooth. Smooth Is Fast

Joseph Lalonde

Think about the title of this article for a few minutes. What does slow is smooth, smooth is fast mean to you? I was listening to the Pursuit Of Service podcast hosted by Brian Dodd and Jeff Wright. Brian mentioned the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Iron Man

Joseph Lalonde

Today, we’re going back to what started everything for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 2008 film, Iron Man, started Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From there, the universe expanded to 23 movies ranging from the Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Avengers, Ant-Man, and Spider-Man.

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BOOKS TO READ: 5 Books Leaders Should Read In May 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Once a month, I love to share with readers the books they should consider reading the following month. It’s fun looking at the great books that have been released and how they can impact other leaders. Today’s list will be no different.

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Is It Worth Fighting For?

Joseph Lalonde

We’ve all seen it. There’s that one person on our team who has to die on every hill placed before them.

6 Things Leaders Can Learn From COVID-19 And The Pandemic

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is still happening. Businesses are still shuttered. Some have only recently reopened. Others have chosen to defy orders from various government agencies and reopened. It’s a crazy time. It’s also real.

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How To Stand Out As A Young Professional

Joseph Lalonde

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you an interview I recently did with author and leadership expert Nathan Magnuson. He recently released his new book, Stand Out. It’s a book I can’t recommend enough and believe you will get a lot out of it.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place Part II

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. A Quiet Place Part II starts us at the beginning again. We’re shown what happened as the aliens invaded Earth and countless numbers of people were killed. We even get to see John Krasinksi reprise his role as Lee Abbott.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.