Joseph Lalonde

If Only People Came With Warning Labels

Joseph Lalonde

Life could be so much easier… If only people came with warning labels. You may be thinking “Yes! That’d be awesome. I could easily see the toxic people in my life.” ” or “I could recognize the people who will cause me trouble.”

Setbacks Aren’t Permanent. Sometimes They’re Needed

Joseph Lalonde

A week into my training for the Grand Rapids Marathon I’m running to raise money to help children in Africa have access to clean water (you can help by going HERE and donating any amount you’re able to), I was on the sideline. I couldn’t run.

Peak Performance Strategies To Help You Conquer As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

We all want to experience positive growth in life both as leaders and as individuals. It has always been the greatest desire of every human. Though some attain greatness while others don’t. Stay with me.

Leading Is About People’s Lives

Joseph Lalonde

A sad trend I’ve seen in leadership is the focus on self. Leadership has, for a time, become more about the leader than the people. And leadership isn’t about the leader. Leadership is about the people. Photo by Ezra Jeffrey. This is a leadership truth you have to remember as you lead.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Antboy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article This past weekend was a busy one (and I’m not just saying that!) The annual Unity Christian Music Festival was Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I ran a half-marathon distance.

The Habits Of A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You have to discipline (duh!) yourself and break yourself of the bad habits you’ve created. You’re going to have to create new habits. The habits of a disciplined leader. Photo by Saffu. Are you ready?

3 Steps To Self-Awareness For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

In the midst of being put on trial for corrupting the youth of Athens, Socrates uttered the famous line, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He was well aware of the fact that, in order to truly live and lead as we ought, we first have to know who we are.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avengers: Infinity War

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The last ten years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a slow build that ended this weekend.

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Use Your Setback For Your Comeback

Joseph Lalonde

How Your Failure Sets You Up For An Epic Comeback Setbacks… Something you hate to experience. Something that tells you that you’re not good enough. That you should just go home. When you experience a setback, you feel like you’re 3 steps further back than when you began.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The new basketball comedy movie Uncle Drew tells the story of Dax (Lil Rel Howery) and his dreams of having a winning team in the Rucker Classic street basketball tournament. The Rucker Classic takes place in Harlem and the competition is fierce.

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Interview With Garry Ridge – CEO Of WD-40: Cultivating A Culture Of Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Garry Ridge is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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How To Maintain Good Personal Relationships When You’re Busy Leading

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter Man, being a leader makes you busy. When I begin to think of all the things on my plate, I begin to wonder how I’m able to fit everything into my week.

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How To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series You may be asking yourself a simple question by now. That question is: How do I become a disciplined leader? The answer is simple. You do what a disciplined does. Photo by Dan Roizer. A disciplined leader: Trains his mind-. There are things he wants to do.

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Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

The day started off like a normal day or so it seemed. I awoke to my alarm going off. From there, I got dressed, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and spent a relaxing day with Lok. I also tossed in a quick workout on the elliptical. However, partway through the day, I started to feel groggy.

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How To Make Leadership Less Lonely

Joseph Lalonde

If you ask a leader what his biggest struggle with is in leadership, you will often hear a single answer. Leadership is lonely. I have no one to go to with my leadership struggles. It’s a fact of life that leadership can be lonely.

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3 Simple Activities To Improve Your Health

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader Becoming healthier in your leadership and life doesn’t have to be difficult. Though we often make health more difficult than it should be. There are simple activities you can do every day to improve your health. You just have to be mindful of them.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Incredibles 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Almost 14 years ago, the original Incredibles movie released. Audiences were captivated by the adventures of Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (Craig T.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Memorial Day weekend 2018 saw the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars Story series: Solo. Solo tells the origin story of the beloved pilot of the Millenium Falcon. And what a backstory he had.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Rob Bell’s The Heretic

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Heretic is an original documentary about the former pastor of Mars Hill, Rob Bell. Rob Bell rose to fame in West Michigan as he began preaching at Mars Hill church and started a series of short films that were spiritual reflections on life.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paddington 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paddington Bear (Ben Wishaw) once again makes an appearance on the big screen.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article This past weekend, the last movie in the Maze Runner series released. First, we were given The Maze Runner in 2014. The sequel was The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in 2015. Last, but not least, we were treated to The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Why You Want To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You can see that through the previous articles in The Disciplined Leaders series. You have to work hard to become disciplined. But the payoff is well worth the effort. Photo by Annie Spratt.

How Leadership Is A Relationship

Joseph Lalonde

For many, thinking of leadership as a relationship is difficult. Too many people consider leadership a position, a role to play. Yet leadership is much more than the day to day activities you partake in to run your organization.

Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined. My question to you: Are you a disciplined leader? Photo by Irina Kostenich. For some, this question may sting.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Previously, Angelina Jolie brought the video game Tomb Raider to the big screen. Now Alicia Vikander takes over the moniker of Lara Croft and is the lead actress in the newest Tomb Raider movie. Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft.

Leadership, Passion, And Transformation

Joseph Lalonde

I’m sure quite a few of you were in diapers as I was immersed as a teen in this 1970’s commercial about Enjoli perfume.

Why You Need To S.T.O.P.

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently listening to a podcast when the guest, Clint Longenecker, shared a method to get results. Clint used the acronym S.T.O.P. to help listeners remember what to do to get better results. Photo by Sandeep Swarnkar. S.T.O.P. stands for Sit, Think, Organize, and Perform.

It’s All About Your Focus

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader is not for the faint of heart. A disciplined leader knows being disciplined is a choice. He also knows being disciplined is more than a choice. Leaders who are truly disciplined in their thoughts, actions, and life go the next step.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Pam and I were planning on seeing the new Tom Cruise movie Mission Impossible: Fallout this past weekend with our Moviepass accounts. However, due to the recent troubles Moviepass has faced, the movie we’d desired to see was blocked out from our account.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paul: Apostle Of Christ Movie

Joseph Lalonde

I recently was invited to an advance screening of the new Christian movie Paul: Apostle Of Christ. Paul: Apostle Of Christ shares the last days of Paul as he and Luke spend time together in Mamertine Prison and Luke writes down Paul’s story.

Three Ways To Better Navigate Turbulence

Joseph Lalonde

Whenever people tell me they want to be a leader, I always ask them ‘why’? Leadership isn’t easy. It’s usually pretty thankless. People will always have a list of things you should be doing better. And, of course, what’s on some people’s lists (listen better) is not on others (speak up more).

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Black Panther is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before the character packed Avengers: Infinity War releases May 8th, 2018. With the previous Marvel movies, Black Panther had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, Black Panther delivered. Credit: Marvel/Disney.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Breaking In

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I know what you were expecting. You were expecting a leadership lessons from Deadpool 2 article today. Well, you’re not getting it. After watching the first Deadpool movie, I realized it would be too crass and vulgar for a Reel Leadership.

The Power In Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series To some, the word discipline is a dirty word. It’s a word they hate to hear and hate to use. After all, discipline doesn’t sound sexy. The word connotes a dying to self. A falling in line. A giving up of oneself. Photo by Nirav Insomniac. And it does.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the Equalizer 2. Robert serves as an avenging angel. He goes after those who prey on the weak and the powerless. When one of his close friends is murdered, he sets out on a mission.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Hurricane Heist

Joseph Lalonde

Sometimes you just want to go to a mindless movie. One where you can sit back, relax, and laugh with your wife. That’s what Pam and I thought when we saw the previews for The Hurricane Heist. Cheesy. Stupid. When you have a movie based on the idea of a group of criminals robbing the U.S.

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How To Create An Environment That Attracts Ideal Team Players

Joseph Lalonde

Author and leadership consultant Patrick Lencioni talks about The Ideal Team Player in his latest book. The Ideal Team Player lays out what a leader should look for in new employees. Ideal Team Players have three traits you need to consider. These team members need to be hungry, humble, and smart.

Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO?

Joseph Lalonde

I have to admit it. I am, frankly, quite baffled. For the last 20 years, and all around the world, we CEOs have invested untold millions into the question: “What does it take to have an engaged workplace culture?”

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Servant Leadership: Each of Us Has an Opportunity to Serve

Joseph Lalonde

A Guest Article By Ken Blanchard Sometimes when I’m leading a session for a big group of managers, I’ll ask, “How many of you think of yourself as a leader?” Usually, only about one-third of them raise their hands.

What To Do When You Doubt Yourself As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Lessons From Black Lightning I had the pleasure of meeting comic book writer Tony Isabella in October 2017. Tony is the creator of the DC Comics first African American superhero Black Lightning.