Joseph Lalonde

Why Great Leaders Extend Grace

Joseph Lalonde

I have never met a leader who didn’t need grace extended to them at one point or another. Every leader has failed at some point in their journey. Some harder than others. I’ve, sadly, seen leaders who have committed some pretty heinous acts.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Russian Five

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Most of the movies I attend can be classified as action, suspense, thriller, or comedy. Rarely do I share a Reel Leadership article about a documentary. Today, though, is one of those rare moments and I think you’ll enjoy this one.

The Power Of Your Why

Joseph Lalonde

There is something powerful in knowing your why. This is the reason you’re doing what you’re doing. Whether this is why you lead, why you married your high school sweetheart, or why you continue to serve in ministry.

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What The Pothole Kid From Muskegon Heights Can Teach Us About Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

You're never too young to lead. You may have heard of a young man named Monte Scott. If you haven’t heard of Monte, you may have heard of him referred to by a different name: The Pothole Kid. His nickname is a strange one. The Pothole Kid? Why would anyone want to be called that name?

Obsess Over The Right Thing

Joseph Lalonde

And it's not your competition. As a business leader, our attention can easily be diverted from the things we should be doing. One of those ways we divert our attention is by obsessing over the wrong things. The biggest wrong thing we focus on is our competition.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hellboy 2019

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The movie theater has been a great place for those who love comic book movies. Last week, theatergoers were treated to the DC Comics movie Shazam!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain Marvel

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to release before this year’s highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, released this past Friday. Captain Marvel took to the screen and wowed most audiences.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon.

The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break

Joseph Lalonde

The average American reads four books a year. Successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read 50. The fact is, reading is a fundamental part of your growth as an entrepreneur or workplace professional.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Shazam!

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. A month after the first Captain Marvel movie released, a second Captain Marvel movie released. You might not have realized this as the movie did not release under the Captain Marvel name. Instead, DC Comics released the movie as Shazam! That’s right!

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Truth Matters

Joseph Lalonde

There’s a sad trend happening in the world today. Truth is becoming relative rather than absolute. What is true for one person is not true for another… Or so people are saying. But because someone says truth is relative, does it make it so? No, and you know this.

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Why Your Lack Of Education May Be Your Biggest Leadership Strength

Joseph Lalonde

While many potential and current leaders see a lack of education as a weakness, I believe your lack of education can be your biggest strength. You might be surprised for the reasons. Yet, when I’m finished, I think you’ll agree. You don’t have to be formally educated to lead.

Why Your Mindset Will Be Your Biggest Struggle

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what the biggest hurdle to changing your life in 2019 will be? Your biggest hurdle will not be family or friends. Your hurdle won’t be your job or your title. The biggest hurdle you’re going to face is your mindset. The Hurdle Your mindset will cause you to stumble and fall.

Choosing The Right Things

Joseph Lalonde

If you want to improve your current situation, you have to begin choosing the right things. You won’t move towards your goals if you’re not focusing on the right items. And, to focus on the right things, you have to choose the right things.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Reel Leadership is taking you into a new universe today. We’re bringing you into the Spider-Verse. Yes, the Spider-Verse. What is the Spider-Verse?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aquaman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The DC movie universe has been hit or miss for quite some time. Leadership at DC and Warner Brothers must have taken notice as Aquaman and Wonder Woman has broken from the pack of new comic book movies and been enjoyable.

19 Leadership Traits To Focus On In 2019

Joseph Lalonde

You’re never done developing your leadership skills. The traits that make for a great leader can always be honed and improved. You only have to focus on what will make you better. But do you know where you need to focus?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick: Chapter 2

Joseph Lalonde

With John Wick: Chapter 3 releasing on May 17th, 2019, I thought it would be fun to do a throwback Reel Leadership article for the previous John Wick movie titles. Previously, I shared the leadership lessons from John Wick 1.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bohemian Rhapsody

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. There are classic stadium rock anthems everybody knows. Songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, or Another One Bites The Dust. These songs are played in sports arenas across the country.

Creating A Workplace Team Members Want To Work

Joseph Lalonde

Most team members cannot remember the last time they actually wanted to go to work. Research has shown 13% of your team is engaged in their work. This is sad, isn’t it? You don’t want your organization to be part of the 87% of workplaces people go to and are disengaged.

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The Best Places To Gain An Education Outside Of College

Joseph Lalonde

Even if you’re not formally educated, you can agree education is an important aspect of leading. Knowing what to do and how to do it (or who to go to for help) is a critical piece of leading well. You can’t do this if you don’t have some kind of education.

Leadership Quotes From Stan Lee

Joseph Lalonde

On Monday, November 13th, 2018 the world lost a giant in the comic and entertainment world. Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. The world will feel the loss of this pioneering leader for years to come. I’m still trying to process what Stan Lee’s death means.

Leadership Lessons From A Marathon Run

Joseph Lalonde

What a marathon taught me about leadership. Never in my life did I want to run a marathon. I thought it wasn’t for me. And the distance, 26.2 miles, seemed too far for my legs to carry me. Yet, this past Sunday, I ran my first (and I’m saying my only) marathon.

5 Qualities You Need For Effective Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

We know that being a good leader can be the difference between whether your business sinks or swims. Owning a business is a monumental task, so cultivating the right leadership strategy is essential if you wish to create a workforce that is with you every step of the way.

Famous Leaders Without A Formal Education

Joseph Lalonde

It’s always a fascinating journey to take a look at famous leaders and see who did or did not have a formal education. There are many such leaders and you may be surprised at who skipped out on college and a degree.

Courageous Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I had one of my most profound, memorable, touching experiences in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago that I’ve realized after reflection has some important connections to leadership.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captive State

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is a science fiction movie set in Chicago 10 years after an alien occupation. The citizens of Chicago (and the world) are following orders from their alien overlords. This soon begins to change as a Resistance rises up once more.

Ignite Your Leadership Expertise

Joseph Lalonde

An Interview With Nathan Magnuson. I was recently able to interview Nathan Magnuson, a friend and fellow blogger. Nathan recently released his first book on Amazon, Ignite Your Leadership Expertise. His insights into leadership and what you can do without a title are inspiring.

What Is Expected Of You As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Eekkk! You got the call. You’ve been tasked with stepping up to a new role in your organization. They’re going to give you a new title. The title of a leader! Let the celebration commence. You’ve taken a big step by moving into a leadership position. Congratulations.

Becoming An Educated Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Through the uneducated leader series, you might have begun to realize it’s okay to become a leader without a formal education. There are plenty of leaders who have or are leading without a college degree. On might even be one of those.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The original The Lego Movie spawned multiple other Lego movies recently released a sequel. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part continues the story of Finn (Jadon Sand) and his Lego land of wonder.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Upside

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Upside, starring Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse, is a heart-warming tale.

5 Ways To Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Joseph Lalonde

Can you believe 2019 is just a few, short days away? Neither can I! This past year has flown by and I’m still trying to figure out where it went. While 2018 was great for Pam and me, we never want to sit on our laurels.

Finding Yourself For The First Time

Joseph Lalonde

We try to work on ourselves all the time. Trying to improve our knowledge. Trying to make our marriages better. And trying to make ourselves better leaders or employees. We work, work, work on ourselves… Yet, the sad reality is, so few of us know who we truly are.

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How Being Thankful Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve been there. You’re getting ready to head into the office when your baby boy begins to scream his pretty little head off. You’ve had it. He knows how to pull your strings and get you to react. And you do. You turn around and walk back through the door.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed A Quiet Place in the theaters. After watching it this past weekend, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to see A Quiet Place. The movie takes place sometime in the future where the world has been decimated by monsters who have hyper-sensitive hearing.

The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management

Joseph Lalonde

Leader, as defined by Webster, is a person who leads, such as someone in authority whereas leadership is the actual act of leading. Often, we automatically think that only managers/supervisors are leaders however that is not the case. Leaders can be found anywhere.

Take Care Of The Small Things

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently on my way to the Gateway Church for a Connect Group. Everything seemed okay until I drove onto the highway. Then, once I hit 60 MPH (not the 88 MPH it took the Delorean to time travel), my car began to violently shake. Honestly, I thought my car was falling apart.

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The Uneducated Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Getting your foot in the door of a leadership position can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible. Yet you can become a leader without an education. Many great organizational leaders have stepped into a leadership role without formal education.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick

Joseph Lalonde

Keanu Reeves stars as legendary assassin John Wick in this great action film from 2014. With John Wick: Chapter 3 releasing in May, I thought this would be a perfect time for a Reel Leadership article about John Wick.

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Why Your Attitude Matters More Than Anything Else

Joseph Lalonde

It’s already been a rough morning. Before you left for the office, you and the wife had an explosive argument. Top that with the kids were crying and you were late… Your morning is shot. Your attitude is too. And that’s a major problem.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Eighteen years after the release of one of my favorite movies, M. Night Shyamalan returns to write and direct the last movie in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass concludes the three movie story arch with a bang.

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Learning While Leading

Joseph Lalonde

One of the greatest things about leading is that you don’t have to know all of the answers. You can discover the right answers through your time leading. This is one of the reasons leaders don’t have to go through formal training. Leading is a learn on the job type of experience.