Joseph Lalonde

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Solo

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold did the impossible. Alex free-soloed the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Free-soloing is the climbing of a rock-face without the use of any safety equipment.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

People Are Tired Of Fake

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve probably seen online thought leaders share about how they’re so authentic. About how they want to be real with you. How they want you to get to know them. Why are they saying these things? Because they know people want real, authentic, true people.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Robin Hood

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. There’s scant few who don’t know the story of Robin Hood. Robin Hood steals from the rich to give to the poor. Now, moviegoers have another telling of the Robin Hood story.

The Best Work-Life Balance Tips

Joseph Lalonde

While you can’t completely balance your work and outside life, you can do many things to make them more balanced. You can find more time to spend with your wife and children.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Nightmare Before Christmas

Joseph Lalonde

Tim Burton movies are easy to pick out from the rest of the movies you may have seen. They are quirky and dark. They tell stories in a way you will remember them. His first big screen movie was Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.

Give Gifts That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

Can you remember the last time a business gave you a really cool gift? A gift that mattered? One that made you tell your friends, family, and coworkers? You probably can’t. Businesses have taken the approach of cheap and quick to the art of gift giving.

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What If Work-Life Balance Was Actually This?

Joseph Lalonde

Through my writing on work-life balance, I’ve come to ponder something about this sought-after concept. Balancing your work life and your personal life sounds amazing. You have all the time you need to work. To play. To spend time with your family. But is this truly possible?

Creating Behaviors That Will Give You Balance

Joseph Lalonde

Work-Life Balance. Discovering what will make your life balanced is easy. You have to take the time to figure out what is important to you and then you have to begin implementing changes to make this a reality. This won’t happen unless you begin to change your daily habits.

10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team. You’ve done everything right in trying to motivate your team yet something is still off. Your team still lacks motivation and you’re not sure why. The lack of motivation for your team may actually be coming from you. Gasp, shock, horror… I know.

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There’s Still Luck

Joseph Lalonde

Sometimes you stumble upon the right thing. There’s a phrase a lot of people like to toss around. I’ve even tossed around the phrase. That phrase is: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This phrase on luck is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca. While I agree with this phrase for the most part, I’m beginning to think it’s not only […] The post There’s Still Luck appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Will You Take The Annual Reader Survey?

Joseph Lalonde

I do my best to create the best leadership content for you, my readers. Sometimes I hit the nail on the head. Other times I miss. That’s life. Right? We never know what’s going to be a hit and what’s going to be a miss. But I want your input.

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5 Ways To Team Build

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team. You know how to motivate your team now. We’ve talked plenty about that over the last month. But what does it take to build a strong, cohesive team? You have the groundwork laid. And it’s a firm foundation. Yet you will have to do more if you want to team build.

The Areas A Leader Must Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. When you think of balancing your life, what do you think of? You probably think of balancing work and family. These two areas are the first things people think of when they think of balancing life. And for good reason.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Crazy Rich Asians

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article What do you get when you cross My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a cast of Asians? You get the hilarious, entertaining, enjoyable movie Crazy Rich Asians.

How To Train Your Team To Look Forward

Joseph Lalonde

A major roadblock in many organizations is motivating your team to look forward. It’s not because the team isn’t smart. They’re probably a world-class team. However, there are issues in motivating them and training your team to look forward.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. Pam and I were able to view a movie we’d missed in the theater but had desired to see. Having watched the Harry Potter movies and enjoying them, we were excited for the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The Challenges Of A Job Transition

Joseph Lalonde

I haven’t had a lot of experience with job transitions. However, the job transitions I’ve had, have exposed me to the challenges you will face when switching jobs. Most recently, I switched companies and experienced the challenges once more.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Venom The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Despite the Disney and 21st Century Fox inches closer to closing, 21st Century Fox still has a couple of superhero movies left in the queue. Gambit, Dark Phoenix, and The New Mutants are all upcoming Marvel movies. They’ve also recently released another Marvel movie.

Quotes And Leadership From First Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When the movie First Man was released, there was a huge controversy. What was the controversy? First Man doesn’t show the astronaut Neil Armstrong planting the United States flag when he sets foot on the moon.

Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader There are plenty of ways to become a healthy leader. I’ve shared various ways you can become a healthy leader over the last couple of weeks. Today, I wanted to bring new voices to the civanonversation on what a healthy leader looks like.

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How To Transform Your Life

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone wants to live a life worth living. So few people actually feel like they accomplished this goal. They, instead, live a life of mediocrity. They punch the time clock and go about their daily activities.

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The Tightrope Walk Of Work-Life Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. Everyone wants more time to spend with their wife, their children, or their friends. Work seems to get in the way of this quite often. Even more so, work tends to consume other parts of our lives. Many people have their work-life balance out of whack.

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.

Leadership Lessons From Unstoppable

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article (Guest Article by James Schreier). Unstoppable is the 2010 film based loosely on a real incident of a runaway train. Generally praised for its action and described as a “great popcorn film,” it grossed $167 million.

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Shine Your Light

Joseph Lalonde

You’re scared. I get that. I’ve been scared before too. Some days, I still am scared. I’m scared of the potential within me. And I’m scared I’m not living up to that potential. Worse, I’m scared of what the potential inside of me is capable of.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Predator 4

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Predator is the fourth film in the Predator movie series. This time around, a Predator ship crash lands on Earth. An Army Ranger team is attacked by the Predator (Brian A. Prince). And then we discover there’s more to this Predator than we had once believed.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbroken: Path To Redemption

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 2014, Angelina Jolie directed the amazing Unbroken movie. Unbroken told the fascinating story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Louie was always in trouble. That’s when his older brother, Pete, steps in and takes him under his wing.

Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff

Joseph Lalonde

A big mistake many leaders make is assuming their team doesn’t need to be motivated. That their team can come in ready to work because they’re being paid. That’s a fair assumption… If our teams were robots. Robots don’t need to be motivated.

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.

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.

Experience Isn’t Everything

Joseph Lalonde

Longtime readers of my website know I have a love of ice climbing. Attempting to climb frozen waterfalls on a chilly day, what could be better? Nothing, in my opinion but yours may differ. Image by Rick Elrod. I’ve been climbing every year for the last 6 years.

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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.”

15 Leadership Quotes On Rest

Joseph Lalonde

You’re constantly giving to those you’re leading. You give your time, your energy, and your ideas. All of these activities can drain you of your energy. To be the best leader you can be, you need to learn to rest.

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.

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?

What All The World’s Leaders Studied In School (2018 Edition)

Joseph Lalonde

When you’re deciding what to study at college, the chances are that not many of us would have been thinking about which subject would be best for putting us on the path to the White House, or 10 Downing Street, or the Kremlin.

The Disciplines Of A Healthy Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Healthy leaders are disciplined leaders. They know they have to take their thoughts captive and break their will. To be truly disciplined is to be broken but whole. At first glance, this doesn’t make sense. How can someone be broken yet whole?

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