Joseph Lalonde

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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

The Four Styles Of Asking And Giving

Joseph Lalonde

Wayne Baker, in his book All You Have To Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success, talks about the 4 styles of asking. These are the standard ways most people are viewed when making a request. Knowing which kind of asker you are will help you better suit your ask to […].

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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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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.

Build Upon The Simple

Joseph Lalonde

The higher up in an organization you move, the easier it is to lose sight of the simple things that make an organization run… Or that make a person into leadership material. Think about a person entering their first job. They’re not prepared to lead.

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!

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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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 […].

Metanoia For Today’s Organizational Leader

Joseph Lalonde

I heard the term “metanoia” used in a sermon recently. It means to transform in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion. The priest used the term in the context of using the Lenten season to last beyond just the 40 days of Lent.

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What Should We Do When A Respected Leader Fails?

Joseph Lalonde

In the past couple of years, the Christian leadership world has been rocked hard with leaders who have fallen. Powerhouse leaders such as: Bill Hybels is the founding and former senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. He also started the Global Leadership Summit.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney and Pixar’s Soul

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Disney and Pixar’s latest animated film skipped the movie theaters and headed straight to the Disney Plus. That movie is the slow-starting but strong-finishing Soul.

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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!

10 Bible Verses To Start Your Day Right

Joseph Lalonde

The way you start your day will direct the way your day goes. I say start your day right. How do you do this? You can start your day right by digging into God’s word. By studying it and making the most of your time with God. Today, I want to encourage you to seek […]. Faith Leadership

What Questions Are You Asking?

Joseph Lalonde

Questions can help leaders go farther and do more. Knowing the right questions to ask will get you the answers you need. Yet, there are leaders who are unwilling to ask questions. They think it will show that they don’t know it all or that they need help. Guess what?!?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Lionheart

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In the 1990s, martial arts movies were all the rage. With stars such as Steven Seagal, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Brandon Lee, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, the theaters were full of martial arts action.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2020

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of September. That means it is time for another list of book recommendations. Every month, I am sharing books I think you should read. Whether that’s the coming month or 5 months from now, these books will help you become a better leader.

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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!

What Are You Letting Become Normal?

Joseph Lalonde

I was in a car accident that totaled my wife’s Kia Soul. Top it off… the accident happened on her birthday. For over a year, I let something become normal that shouldn’t have been. The accident had damaged the passenger’s side headlamp assembly and broken the turn signal.

Living In Your Perfect Moment

Joseph Lalonde

I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson earlier this year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing. Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.

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Small Steps Lead To Success

Joseph Lalonde

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I made a promise to myself to add weight training to my exercise routine. I already had a steady schedule of cardiovascular exercises with my running. My strength game suffered. I had been pouring all of my time and energy for exercise into running.

What Do You Need To Unsubscribe From?

Joseph Lalonde

Over the years, I’ve signed up for a lot of newsletters, store promotions, and more via email. I’ve recently come to realize I’ve signed up for way too many emails. Many of them I no longer read or they no longer apply to me. What does this mean for me?

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.

5 Leadership Books To Read In February 2021

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of the month and that means it is time for another round of book recommendations for leaders. This list contains 5 books that are old, new, and even unknown.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Thor

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Thor is the 4th movie released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie series. It stars Chris Hemsworth as the might Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Tom Hiddleston as the mischievous Loki. I was dreading rewatching this movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Raya And The Last Dragon

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Raya And The Last Dragon is the latest computer-animated film from Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studio.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Social Dilemma

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Social Dilemma is a Netflix original documentary. It’s a startling tell-all expose on the dangers of social media. It’s eye-opening and a documentary everyone should watch. I sat in stunned silence as I watched the documentary roll in front of my eyes.

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 Anaconda

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s Reel Leadership article comes from the 1997 movie Anaconda.

5 Tips For Building Strategic Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

We all know relationships are important. The relationships you build today may be the relationships that get you the next leadership position in a new organization, move you up in your current organization, or help you with a pressing problem you’ve been dealing with.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In December 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Reading is a great way to discover new thoughts, challenge old thoughts, and become wiser. There’s no shortage of books out there and that’s a GOOD thing. The knowledge of ages is stored within these tomes. They contain the blood, sweat, and tears of those who have led before us.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain America: The First Avenger

Joseph Lalonde

Captain America: The First Avenger is the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Released in 2011, this film tells the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his transformation into Captain America. This is one of my favorite MCU films.

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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.

Your Employees Want To Know You Care

Joseph Lalonde

Caring isn’t a word you hear often in leadership. You hear more powerful words. You hear words like: Results, Return On Investment, Strengths, Action-orientated, and more. The words you often hear in leadership have to do with getting results and taking action.

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What You Do Differently Makes You Unique

Joseph Lalonde

As I sit here writing this article, I’m basking in the wonderful sounds of Unwed Sailor. They are a mostly instrumental band, meaning there are typically no vocals. Having no vocals for a band is very uncommon. Vocals bring a unique melody and meaning to a band.

From Power to Power and Glory to Glory

Joseph Lalonde

One of the most disturbing rhythms in cardiology is called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), an erratic and irregular heart rhythm that poses multiple problems from fatigue to strokes.

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Do You Really Love People?

Joseph Lalonde

The COVID-19 pandemic, or plandemic as some friends are calling it, and the recent racial issues have really broken my heart. I’ve watched long-time friends become bitter enemies. I’ve seen family members disown other family members. It’s sad.

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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.