Joseph Lalonde

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Man Called Otto

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. I didn’t know what to expect going into A Man Called Otto.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Plane

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Plane is an action movie that will have you at the edge of your seat for most of the film.

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Leadership Is An Endurance Sport

Joseph Lalonde

People regularly ask me why I continue to participate in endurance sports. These endurance sports range from half marathons, to biking, and more. Endurance sports push my body and mind to the limits. You have to prepare to succeed in any such endeavor.

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How To Find A Guide

Joseph Lalonde

The quickest way to grow is through a mentor or a guide. These are people who will show you where they’ve been, the steps they’ve taken to get there, and what they’re doing now. You’ll find a guide has typically been through the same situations you’re going through.

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3 Leadership Behaviors that Drive Loyalty & Engagement

Nothing motivates employees more than a great boss. Learn how to be one. Download your guide today!

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5 Leadership Books To Read In January 2023 To Develop Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

While I typed out the title of this post, I had to correct it. I find it hard to believe we’re rolling into 2023. The last year sped by. For this month, I am focusing on the best leadership and personal development books to develop yourself.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 10 Minutes Gone

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. 10 Minutes Gone stars two of my favorite actors, Michael Chiklis (I loved Chiklis in Fantastic Four, The Shield, and No Ordinary Family) as Frank and Bruce Willis as Rex.

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Take Action

Joseph Lalonde

Upon the completion of my 200-mile Ragnar Road Michigan race, I was awarded a medal. Every person who crossed the finish line received one as well. The cool thing about the Ragnar Road Michigan race is that the 12 medals the team receives contain a message.

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22 Things I Learned In 2022

Joseph Lalonde

As we ended 2022, I began reflecting upon the things I learned throughout the year. Some of these will be leadership lessons; others are things I realized about relationships, faith, and people. It’s wise to reflect upon the things we’ve learned.

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4 Things To Give The People You Lead

Joseph Lalonde

I’m a firm believer that leaders are not there to demand things, push people around, and expect to be served. Instead, leaders are there to serve others. In that, leaders need to give the people they lead certain things. These things aren’t hard to do. They’re relatively simple.

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Finding Rest

Joseph Lalonde

Many of you can relate to what I’m going to share today. You know you need to find rest but you don’t. Neither do I. I can struggle to find time to rest. I think of my regular schedule. It’s a full day in the office, only to go on a run in the evenings.

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2023 Biweekly, Monthly & Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar Templates

"When is payday?" It's a question every payroll manager or business owner has been asked at some point in their career. We can help with that. We have helpful resources like these payroll calendar templates so you can prepare for payday. Download yours today!

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avatar: The Way Of Water

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. It’s hard to believe James Cameron’s Avatar movie was released 13 years ago. There have been plans for multiple sequels ever since.

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50 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You Today

Joseph Lalonde

In today’s fast-paced business world, it’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and lose sight of the big picture. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 50 inspiring leadership quotes to help you stay motivated and focused on what’s important.

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How To Help Your Training Business Succeed

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. If you are a corporate trainer, then you know all about the effort and time-consuming work that is involved in the training process.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pez Outlaw

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. I was turned onto The Pez Outlaw by Bobby Hill (he’s guest posted on the site before).

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Labyrinth

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. Growing up, I watched a lot of fantasy movies.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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. The 2019 movie Knives Out was a smashing success for Rian Johnson. Johnson returns to write and direct another mystery, Glass Onion.

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10 Things To Be Thankful For This Year

Joseph Lalonde

The holiday season always makes me reflect. Holidays bring about thoughts of family, friends, work, and life in general. There’s always something to reflect upon. This Thanksgiving holiday is no different. We’re one day away from spending time with family, friends, or alone.

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6 Uncomfortable Leadership Decisions

Joseph Lalonde

The longer you’re in a leadership position, the more decisions you will have to make. These decisions… They’re not always going to be easy. In fact, many of the decisions you’re going to make as a leader will be uncomfortable.

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5 Relationship Books For Leaders To Read In February 2023

Joseph Lalonde

February is the month of love. With that idea in mind, I thought this month would be a great one to hit on the best relationship books out there. These books are not only for those in personal relationships. These relationship books will help you in your personal and business relationships.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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Are You The Problem?

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the new year. And we really need to think about something. I want to ask you to consider whether or not you’re the problem for the ills of your life. This may not seem like a hope-filled, happy post. Yet, it can be in the end.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Devotion Movie

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. The movie Devotion is about the first African-American aviator in U.S. Navy history.

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4 Things To Remember As You Lead

Joseph Lalonde

The longer we lead, the more distant we can become from those we lead. We forget what it was like to be in their position. Some may have never been in a leadership position before. There’s plenty more that we need to remember as we lead.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever

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. The critically acclaimed Black Panther movie starring Chadwick Boseman was released in 2018. Boseman was hailed as the quintessential Black Panther.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

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4 Things To Consider When Building Relationships With Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Building relationships with the people you lead can be tricky. You never know if you’re getting too cozy with the team or if you’re being too distant. Neither of which is a good thing. Finding that balance between being a leader and being a friend will challenge you.

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Take The Time To Breathe

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever feel like there’s no time to breathe in your day? You’ve found ways to cram more and more into your daily schedule. Yet, you feel like you’re drowning now more than ever. I’ve been there. It’s not a fun place to be.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Strange World

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. Strange World is Disney’s latest animated adventure. And it’s a fun one.

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How to Use the Latest Methods to Benefit All Stakeholders of The Company

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. In order for a business to succeed, all stakeholders must be taken into account. This includes employees, customers, and shareholders.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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How to Differentiate between Self-confidence and Arrogance

Joseph Lalonde

Scientific research shows that human beings are not always good at evaluating the true qualities of leadership, and are even occasionally attracted to the arrogant confidence that some leaders exhibit.

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5 Leadership Lessons From The Christmas Story

Joseph Lalonde

It’s almost Christmastime. Wow, has this year flown by! Christmastime always gives me pause. I find this time of year is an excellent time to reflect on what’s come and what is to come. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also the end of the year.

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Live A Model Life

Joseph Lalonde

It seems that there’s a model for everything. A model home, toy models, and more. But why do we have models? It’s simple. A model is an example of something that is or could be. This could be a model of a Vought F4U-1A from World War 2.

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5 Christmas Books Leaders Should Read In December 2022

Joseph Lalonde

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be great to change up the book recommendations for the month of December. Instead of being specifically leadership-focused, these books will inspire and encourage leaders through the season of Advent and Christmas.

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7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

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How Leaders Communicate Dictates How Staff Communicates With Customers

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Photo by Headway on Unsplash. Good communication skills are essential for any leader to effectively manage their team, especially when it comes to customer service.

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How To Make Failure A Regular Part Of Your Life

Joseph Lalonde

You probably don’t remember your early years of trying to walk. You’d push yourself up, stumble around, and then fall flat on your bum. Maybe you even cried a bit.

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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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Leadership Lessons From A 200-Mile Ragnar Relay Race

Joseph Lalonde

A few months ago, I was approached by a local pastor to do something crazy. He had put together a team of runners to run the Ragnar Michigan relay. This run takes runners from Muskegon, Mi to Traverse City, Mi for a 200-ish mile run. The Dogman Bounty Runners At The Finish Of Ragnar 2022 Michigan.

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The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.