Joseph Lalonde

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

Joseph Lalonde

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie. Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle.

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25 Simple Pleasures For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

As I started a recent Friday, I began to think about the simple pleasures in life. These are the things that are so easy to overlook that we take them for granted. My typical Friday has looked something like this: An early morning chat with a band of brothers A quick trip to Aldea, a […].

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5 Questions Leaders Should Ask When Watching A Movie

Joseph Lalonde

Join the Reel Leadership Author Community by pre-ordering Reel Leadership Entertainment… The traditional line of thought with entertainment is that it is a mindless activity. There’s no redeeming value.

What Do You Have To Offer?

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what you have to offer? Have you even considered the possibility YOU have something to offer? We all have something to offer. Not all of us are offering what we have. The Gateway Church in Spring Lake, Mi picks an organization to support every year.

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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Guy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the release of Free Guy, a new Ryan Reynolds movie. Free Guy’s premise is that an NPC (non-playable character in video game speak) suddenly becomes self-aware. He no longer follows the programming he was given.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Suicide Squad

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I remember watching the original Suicide Squad movie at a now-defunct movie theater. The theater was a classic but it didn’t last. The theater was hot, humid, and almost unbearable to be in.

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Motivation Vs. Discipline

Joseph Lalonde

Celeste Kieft, the Humans Resources Manager, sent out a message to the team at Bold Furniture. The message was profound and timely. It is a message we should all take to heart. In today’s article, I am going to paraphrase her message and encourage you to think about motivation vs. discipline.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When you hear Disney’s Jungle Cruise, you may think of the thrilling theme park ride. You’d be correct in thinking that. However, Jungle Cruise recently became something more.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Snake Eyes is a reboot/refresh of the G.I. Joe movie franchise. The movie reintroduces us to one of the most intriguing characters in the G.I. Joe characters, Snake Eyes (Henry Golden). He has always been mysterious and cool. He was always one of my favorites.

What Is Reel Leadership?

Joseph Lalonde

The idea of Reel Leadership began stirring in my mind years ago. But we need to go back in time before this idea began to ruminate in my mind. I want to take you back to the beginning of my personal development journey. I was a young, excited man that was just starting out in […].

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Controlling The One Thing In Leadership That Will Make The Biggest Difference

Joseph Lalonde

I was introduced to Kent Julian through Dan Miller of 48 Days To The Work You Love. Kent speaks to students around the United States. He uses a simple phrase to help students understand what will make the biggest difference in their lives.

Leading From The Middle

Joseph Lalonde

Leading can be a disorientating experience, especially if you’re new to leadership. You start out believing you’re the boss and you get to make all of the decisions. You’re quickly smacked back down to reality when you realize this is generally not the case.

The Power Of Regular One On One Meetings

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve shared how I think meetings need to die. Most meetings offer nothing to the attendees and very little to the one who called the meeting. It eats into valuable time. There is a meeting that is very powerful. That meeting? The one-on-one meeting.

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One Of The Best Ways To Produce New Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

It is your job to help raise up the next generation of new leaders. It’s not the easiest thing to do but it falls on your shoulders. The fear of helping produce new leaders can be terrifying. The process may seem daunting. But you can do it.

Integrity In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently called into the office of a coworker. He shut the door and said he needed to talk to me. This concerned me. I began to wonder what was happening. Was he sick? Did he have a beef against me? What was going on?!? My fears were alleviated when he began to share […]. Leadership

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Widow

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Widow was delayed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for a May 2020 release, the world finally saw Black Widow release on July 9th, 2021 in theaters and Disney+.

What Are You Focusing On?

Joseph Lalonde

I saw a cute meme recently. The headline of the meme was: This is why dogs are happier The photo showed a man and his dog sitting next to each other. The man had multiple thought bubbles. There were thoughts of A car A plane A house Money Then there was the dog. The dog […].

10 Powerful Phrases For Positive Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

The world is full of negativity. You turn on the TV to a news station and you quickly discover this. Negativity sells. It’s a sad state of affairs. We’re inundated with negativity and it brings us down. I was thankful to recently be a guest at a BNI networking meeting.

The Hard Work Of Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

From the outside world, leadership can look easy. People may see leaders as having the cush job. They get a corner office, they don’t have set office hours, or they get to make all the rules. These things sound great. Sometimes, they are.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Space Jam: A New Legacy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This past weekend, the sequel to the 1996 live-action and animated mixed movie Space Jam was released to theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Instead of Michael Jordan, the main stars were LeBron James and Cedric Joe as his son, Dominic James.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Protégé

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Protégé stars Samuel L. Jackson as the assassin Moody. His protégé is Anna (Maggie Q). When Moody is apparently assassinated, Anna goes on a hunt for his killer and revenge.

How To Get Your Team To Take Risks

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are risk-takers. They push the boundaries and plow new paths. They know this is the way to new success. Your team, however, may not be as excited about risk as you are.

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5 Questions Leaders Should Ask

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are comfortable asking questions. They know the more questions they ask, the better the answer will be. Why, then, are so many leaders reluctant to ask questions? This reluctance to ask questions comes from our upbringing.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

5 Books Leaders Should Read In April 2021

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of March. April is just around the corner. And you know what that means. Today is the day I bring you 5 books leaders should read in the following month.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Luca

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Luca is the latest direct to Disney+ movie. The movie is a joint Pixar and Disney venture that delivered great results. What is Luca about?

3 Reasons Your Organization Isn’t Growing

Joseph Lalonde

Has your organization stopped growing? Are they at a standstill for growth? You may lead a church, a small manufacturing company, or a large business. There will be times when growth doesn’t happen. You may look around and wonder why the organization isn’t growing.

7 Amazing Things You Should Know About the Leadership of Moses

Joseph Lalonde

You probably know Moses as the leader of the Israelites. However, there are ten surprising facts about his leadership you should not miss. Read further. Who is Moses? Moses is a Hebrew prophet God used to free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Galaxy Quest

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Over 20 years ago, Galaxy Quest was released. It tells the story of the cast from the fictional television series Galaxy Quest as they must come together and face a real threat to the galaxy. These actors don’t know what to do. They’re only actors.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In March 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Every month, I try to bring you 5 great books to read for the following month. The books may be old, semi-recent, or even releasing soon. This month, the books will be mostly brand new books. I’ve had the opportunity to look at quite a few new books this month and they’ve been fantastic.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ghost Rider

Joseph Lalonde

Prior to the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book fans were treated to hit or miss comic book movie adaptations. Ghost Rider, starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, was one of those misses. Ghost Rider is a favorite comic book character of mine.

Slow Is Smooth. Smooth Is Fast

Joseph Lalonde

Think about the title of this article for a few minutes. What does slow is smooth, smooth is fast mean to you? I was listening to the Pursuit Of Service podcast hosted by Brian Dodd and Jeff Wright. Brian mentioned the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Writing A Book Has Taught Me…

Joseph Lalonde

Writing a book is a lot harder than it seems. I know this because I’ve been writing and editing my new book, Reel Leadership, for the past couple of months. It has been toil, sweat, and tears going through the process. Today is the day I launch the pre-sale campaign on Indiegogo.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In July 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Reading can be a huge kick in the pants for leaders. It helps you digest the knowledge of leaders who have come before you. It also allows you to avoid their mistakes. That’s why every month I bring you 5 books you should consider reading.

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What Are You Looking At?

Joseph Lalonde

I realized one day that as I was driving my car, it would drift to the left or the right. I couldn’t figure out the reason for this drifting. It didn’t seem right. The car didn’t seem to pull one way or the other. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Then, it hit me! I […].

Why Changing Directions Isn’t A Waste

Joseph Lalonde

We’ve all seen the memes about how close we can be to success when we turn around. They show a man with a mining ax digging furiously through dirt and rock to reach a giant diamond or a stash of gold. The miner turns around.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.