Joseph Lalonde

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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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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When Your Well Runs Dry

Joseph Lalonde

Lately, I’ve felt uninspired. What used to drive me to write has left me feeling empty and dry. I think my well is close to empty. My well is dry. Authors, content creators, leaders, and more have a well they go to. This well helps them find new content and ideas to present to their […].

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.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Midnight Special

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I recently checked out the movie Midnight Special because of an article on Inverse. The article stated Midnight Special was the most underrated sci-fi movie on Netflix (also available on Amazon Video).

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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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Does Your Batting Average Suck?

Joseph Lalonde

Stats fascinate me. The numbers tell a story. The stories they tell may be hidden deep within the numbers or examples but they are there. One sport that constantly looks at stats is major league baseball. They have stats for everything.

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Help Your Team To Thrive

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders have a really cool opportunity to help their team members in a way many other people cannot. Leaders are able to help their team members realize and thrive in their zones of brilliance. I was reminded of this because of something our church does.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mulan

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The live-action Mulan movie was the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of movie theaters. Originally scheduled to release in movie theaters, Mulan was recently released as a premium feature of Disney+. You can purchase Mulan for $29.99

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bill & Ted Face The Music

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Dudes! It’s a most excellent time! There’s a new Bill And Ted movie and it’s available to stream right to your home stereo and video setup. Bill And Ted Face The Music is the third movie in the Bill And Ted series.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

How To Find Qualified Team Members

Joseph Lalonde

If you’ve looked to hire a qualified team member recently, you know something. You know finding qualified team members to be a difficult task. Unemployment numbers have been at record lows. The current jobless rates show unemployment to be hovering around the three percent mark. THAT IS LOW.

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Lead With A Positive Attitude

Joseph Lalonde

When you think of yourself, do you think of yourself as a positive leader? Or do you relate more to Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh? Eeyore is a lovable but pessimistic and gloomy friend of Winnie The Pooh. Nothing seems to go right for him. He’s always seeing the downside of life.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2020

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of another month. This means it’s time for new book recommendations. Before we begin, I wanted to clear something up. While leaders are readers, it doesn’t mean leaders are fast readers.

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5 Things To Consider When Making A Major Decision

Joseph Lalonde

Many readers have written in and requested more information on how to make better decisions. Over the next month, we will look at ways you can make better decisions and feel more confident in those decisions. Every leader constantly makes decisions.

Know Your Limits

Joseph Lalonde

Growing up, I remember the popular sayings of the time. We had No fear! We had Sweet! Or DUDE! Every generation has a set of words that defines their generation. Those were but a few of the words that could define the 1990’s. A new phrase has popped up recently. The phrase is a dangerous one.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Rethinking What You Believe

Joseph Lalonde

I began my leadership journey due to bad leadership. I had watched bad leader after bad leader continue to do things that harmed the organization and the people who worked for the organization. It was bad. I remember seeing one manager hiding away in a warehouse to catch a few minutes of sleep.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic Park 3

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s Reel Leadership article is a blast from the past. The leadership lessons are coming to you from the 2001 dinosaur movie Jurassic Park III. Jurassic Park III revisits the story of Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) while introducing Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) and Amanda Kirby (Tea Leoni).

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dreamer The Documentary

Joseph Lalonde

Dreamer is the 2020 documentary about the crazy dreamers who are making a difference in the world. Having been told what they wanted to do was crazy, impossible, or even improbably, they didn’t listen to the naysayers. Rather, these dreamers listened to their dreams.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently posited a question on Facebook. I wanted to see what everyone’s top ten 1980’s movies were. The list was long, clocking in at over 75 movies and counting.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Why You Need To Set Goals

Joseph Lalonde

Goals are the thing we aim for. We set a target and we head towards the goal. Whenever I look at my biggest successes in life, I notice there’s a common theme. The common theme is that I set a goal and I went for it. Whether the success has been the growth of this […].

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hamilton The Musical

Joseph Lalonde

Hamilton the musical has taken the world by storm. Theaters and playhouses have sold out of the record-breaking play about the life of Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Recently released on Disney Plus, Hamilton was recorded live in New York City in 2016.

Be A Good Example

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever look at your team and wonder “How can I encourage these people to be better team members? What will make them work harder, smarter, better? Why can’t I have great people on my team?” ” Of course not. I never say that.

Why Leaders Need To Show Up Consistently

Joseph Lalonde

I volunteer part of my time serving at our church’s youth group. I recently had an extremely sad conversation with one of our youth students. Before our youth group started, I opened my Instagram app on my Samsung Galaxy S9. I saw one of the students had just started an Instagram Live session.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Recognize Your Fans

Joseph Lalonde

When Pam and I had visited California, we went to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA to enjoy a fun day experiencing all Disney had to offer. From rides to experiences to live music, Disneyland had it all. I noticed the team at Disneyland did things right.

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How To Be A Fair And Good Leader

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve had it with you! You’re through with the company. Pack your bags and get out of here! Those words are hard to read. They’re harder to live through. Yet so many potential team members have heard words similar to those above. They’ve been a part of a team with a bad leader.

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How To Have Real Conversations

Joseph Lalonde

Knowing how to have real conversations has value beyond the corporate world. While knowing how to have real conversations as a leader is important, you also need to know how to bring this skill to your everyday life.

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How To Lead Upward

Joseph Lalonde

If you’re leading in an organization, there’s a good chance you’re not the top dog. Even then, you still have someone to answer to. This is why every leader needs to know how to lead upward. Leading upward is all about helping your boss or leader become better.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Marked For Death

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s Reel Leadership article is a throwback to a crazy time in the world of movies. It’s the 1990’s and actor Steven Seagal has just gotten his start in the movie world. Prior to Marked For Death, he had two other movies. Those movies are Above The Law and Hard To Kill.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Old Guard

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. While movie theaters are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming services are still releasing movies. Netflix recently released the comic-based movie The Old Guard on their service. (If

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness

Joseph Lalonde

As I was starting up my computer repair business, I talked to a successful local businessman named Jim Wilde. He had started and run a successful sign company, Wilde Signs. He was excited to see me start a venture of my own and wanted to help in any way he could.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ip Man 4: The Finale

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I’ve seen lots of talk about the Ip Man movies. People tend to rave about them. I didn’t know what the raving was all about. Now I do. I recently had the pleasure of watching Ip Man 4: The Finale. Ip (Pronounced like the IP in chip, not like I.P.)

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.

Leaders Win When…

Joseph Lalonde

What should a leader consider a win? I’ve contemplated this quite a bit lately. You’ve probably seen me write articles about what success truly means, what a leader’s responsibility is, and more. All of these are related to leadership wins.

4 Keys To Keep Or Restore Passion In Your Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

After years of leading, something begins to happen. The passion you once felt for leading others begins to wane. You feel tired and your heart is no longer in it. You’ve lost your passion. It happens to the best of us. Keeping the passion alive is hard.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Authors have poured their lives into sharing what they’ve learned. This is why reading is so important for a leader. He can take a look into the minds of great leaders and learn what they did without all of the missteps along the way.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The New Mutants

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The long-delayed X-Men spin-off movie, New Mutants saw it’s release on the weekend of August 28th, 2020. This is almost 3 years after it was originally scheduled to premiere.

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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.