Joseph Lalonde

Making The Tough Calls

Joseph Lalonde

I recently had to make a really tough call. One I had put off for longer than I should have. But making the call had to be done. One of my favorite online mentors mentioned a man’s name I knew. A man I had once been friends with.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 1917

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It seems I am wanting to say this more and more but quite a few recent movie releases have been absolutely fantastic. 1917 stands above so many movies I’ve seen I may claim it is the best movie I have seen in my lifetime.

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How To Create An Affirming Culture

Joseph Lalonde

When you first hear about an affirming culture, you may think the culture will be weak or timid. You may think your organization doesn’t need to affirm the abilities of your team. If this is your line of thinking, you would be incorrect. Your team needs to be affirmed.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ford V Ferrari

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. There have been many great movies released in 2019. From the Marvel blockbuster event of Avengers: Endgame to Rambo: Last Blood to the surprisingly good Pokemon: Detective Pickachu, 2019 is a year of great movies.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Call Of The Wild

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Jack London’s classic literary story of Buck and his journey was originally released in 1903. This past weekend, it was brought to the big screen.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Overcomer Movie

Joseph Lalonde

Overcomer is the latest film from the Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen. They produce movies under the company of Kendrick Brothers Productions.

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How To Be Grateful When Difficulties Come Your Way

Joseph Lalonde

Earlier this year, I had a really rough day. It didn’t start that way but it sure ended that way. Pam and I had returned the day prior from our vacation to St. Ignace, Michigan. We’d spent a wonderful week exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spending valuable time together.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: The Next Level

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Jumanji: The Next Level is the 4th movie in the Jumanji series. The first movie in the Jumanji series was the Robin Williams Jumanji. It was followed by the sequel Zathura: A Space Adventure.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I have fond, fond memories of Sonic The Hedgehog. From the SEGA startup sound to the blur of blue on the screen as you raced through the levels, Sonic was the video game character with spunk and attitude.

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Are You On Autopilot?

Joseph Lalonde

I have a confession to make. I run on autopilot far more than I would like to admit. Can I share a story about one of my recent autopilot experiences? Ok, I knew you wouldn’t mind.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Angel Has Fallen

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Gerard Butler has become a favorite actor of mine. Ever since I saw him in the great movie Machine Gun Preacher, I try to keep an eye out for new movies from him. I’ve missed a few, like the previous movies in the Has Fallen series.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Live Action Lion King

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the new, live-action Lion King movie. The Lion King was a favorite movie of mine and to see it brought to life seemed like a no-brainer. Oh… how wrong I was.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Toy Story 4

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Toy Story has been a favorite movie of mine for as long as I can remember. Watching the story of toys come to life reminds me of childhood and how I used to play with toys. I’m sure I imagine I used to think my toys could come to life when I wasn’t around.

Managing Triggers In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone brings their inner children to work with them. Some unhealed parts of us left unattended, however, bleed into our emotions and can affect our behavior. We see the consequences of unhealed parts of us acting out all the time. A colleague stops talking to you for no known reason.

5 Powerful Benefits Of Becoming A More Confident Leader

Joseph Lalonde

EVERY person is a leader in some capacity or context: in your family, in situations at work or school, in your community… in virtually every sphere of life. That is because, in the famous words of leadership guru John C. Maxwell, leadership is about one life influencing another. We ALL do that.

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Keeping Yourself On Track

Joseph Lalonde

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Another distraction. Or maybe it’s not knock, knock but ring, ring. The sound of your cell phone going off constantly. Distractions are all around us. They’re keeping us from doing our best work. Does anyone else ever feel this is their daily journey?

15 Quotes From Martin Luther King Jr. On Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Martin Luther King Jr. was a man before his time. Because of this, he changed the world. He saw a world in which great injustices were being perpetrated. He couldn’t stand idly by. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister. He was also a social activist.

Become A Better Delegator

Joseph Lalonde

We’re so buried in our daily tasks and what’s coming out way, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Everything is on your shoulders. But, did you know, you can take some things off of your shoulders? You can allow other people to help you. This is called delegation. And it is magical.

4 Reasons Leaders Need To Slow Down

Joseph Lalonde

Do you feel like you never have enough time? By the time you solve one business problem, another issue raises its ugly head. You never have enough time to slow down. You may feel like you have to run around like the Flash from the Justice League. Rushing from one emergency to the other.

New Overtime Rules Take Effect 1/1/2020. Are You Prepared?

On September 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) released much-anticipated changes to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any business that employs workers with salaries under $35,568 will be directly affected by the new regulations and face a decision: provide affected employees with a salary increase or pay them overtime. Download Paycor's latest guide to learn key details about the new rule and how it could impact your business.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In a not-so-shocking move, DC and Warner Brothers created a movie from one of the hottest properties to come out of a movie (Suicide Squad) that was panned by critics. That movie? Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spies In Disguise

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Spies In Disguise is a cute, fun animated movie. Lance Sterling (Will Smith) is a super spy for H.T.U.V. Honor, Trust, Unity, and Valor). Everyone loves him. He’s the star of the agency. Walter Beckett couldn’t be more different than Lance.

The Most Powerful Motivator for Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

A few words from the prophet Azariah motivated King Asa of Judah to up his leadership performance. The same exhortation can motivate anyone in leadership today too. The prophet simply told the king to look beyond the vision he had for his kingdom.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aladdin

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I can show you the world Shining, shimmering splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? These lyrics defined a generation much like “Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bike around the halls?

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Yup, you heard me right. Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing… On this blog. In your world. Everywhere around you. Change is constantly happening. You cannot stop change. You can only try to hold off change for so long before it overcomes you. That’s okay.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bad Boys For Life

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return to their roles as Detective Mike Lowrey and Detective Marcus Burnett (respectively). Their dangerous, brash style of police work is back again after an almost 17-year absence.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Rambo: Last Blood

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Thirty-seven years after the first Rambo movie and eleven years after the last Rambo movie was released, Rambo: Last Blood hits the theaters. In a furious bloodbath, Sylvester Stallone steps back into one of the roles that made him famous.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick 3: Parabellum

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It all started with a dog. A dog that was slain by someone attacking John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and his home. Now, we’re three films into the John Wick franchise and it only keeps getting better.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Terminator: Dark Fate

Joseph Lalonde

“I’ll be back…” are the famous words spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger in his iconic role as a Terminator in the original movie. And he has been back… Again and again. Terminator: Dark Fate is the sixth movie in the Terminator series.

Let It Go

Joseph Lalonde

Every person has been hurt at one point or another in their lives. Some people will hold onto these hurts longer than they should. I know… I was one of those people. Our past hurts will hurt us as long as we let them.

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Leaders Need To Face Resistance

Joseph Lalonde

Leading can be a struggle when someone is openly resisting you. Be it a team member, friend, or loved one, resistance feels like it is hurting us. You may feel challenged or not believed. Or it might be the vision you presented to your organization is put to the test.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Army Of Darkness

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. Army Of Darkness is the third film in the Evil Dead series. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) has been transported back in time to approximately 1300 A.D. after the events of Evil Dead 2. He now finds himself in the time of Lord Arthur (Marcus Gilbert).

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avengers: Endgame

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Last year’s Avengers: Infinity War was the beginning of the end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This weekend’s Avengers: Endgame movie has forever changed the face of the universe we’ve grown to love over 10 years and 22 movies.

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Leadership Lessons From My First Official Half Marathon

Joseph Lalonde

Two years ago I did something crazy. I partnered with my pastor and a couple of friends to run a half marathon at 3 AM in the morning. Little did I know what that experience would bring. It was a time of bonding, growth, and helping the less fortunate.

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The Damage To Your Reputation From Not Speaking Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. By not speaking up, you’re sending a crystal clear message to those you’re leading and those you’re influencing. You’re sending a message that your voice doesn’t matter. This may seem crazy to you but it is true.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brian Banks

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Brian Banks was a rising football star at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. He had what it would take to make it into the NFL. Then tragedy struck. In 2002, Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge) was wrongfully convicted of rape through a plea of no contest.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.