Joseph Lalonde

What To Do When You Doubt Yourself As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Lessons From Black Lightning I had the pleasure of meeting comic book writer Tony Isabella in October 2017. Tony is the creator of the DC Comics first African American superhero Black Lightning.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Star Wars: The Last Jedi had to be one of my most anticipated movies of the year. Having seen Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in recent years, my hopes were extremely high for an amazing new Star Wars movie.

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6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday

Joseph Lalonde

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Because of this, I wanted to reflect on 6 things leaders should be thankful for on Thanksgiving and every other day. There’s a lot of pain that comes with leadership. Struggles no one else ever sees. Betrayals by coworkers and friends.

The Three Top Priorities of a Great Church Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Time is a valuable asset. There are not enough hours in the day for a church leader to achieve everything they could do. Some of the things leaders spend their time doing produce a low return while other things produce a tremendous return or benefits.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache). After solving a case, Hercule decided he needed to take time off from crime solving. He thought he would be able to when his old friend M.

How to Change the World Through Effective Problem Solving

Joseph Lalonde

4 Steps To Solving Any Problem The magnitude of the problems we solve will determine the size of the impact we make on the world. Since 2005, I’ve been coaching and mentoring people to live their greatest life. Everyone I’ve worked with wants to make an impact with their life.

Leadership Lessons From Running A Half Marathon At 3AM

Joseph Lalonde

Why I Ran A Half Marathon At 3AM Many months ago, my pastor came up with a crazy idea: Let’s run a half marathon! For those of you who don’t know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles. That’s a long distance to go by foot.) That sounds crazy enough on its own.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s The Lion King

Joseph Lalonde

The Lion King may be the greatest Disney animated film of all time. After re-watching The Lion King for the umpteenth time, I felt The Lion King deserved the Reel Leadership treatment.

How To Become An Innovative Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Business organizations are looking for the next breakthrough. As a leader, they’re looking to you to be an innovative leader. The big question is: How do I become an innovative leader? That’s what we’re going to look at today.

6 Ways To Become A More Positive Leader

Joseph Lalonde

No one like a Debbie Downer leader. By being negative, you’re bringing down everyone else. You don’t want this. It’s not only bad for morale, it’s bad for you. You lose your authority. You lose respect.

Moments That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

It All Matters Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments in your life where clarity was immediate? I have had many moments like this over the last three decades as an entrepreneur, teacher, and parent.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Wind River

Joseph Lalonde

After watching Wind River, I’m in shock. The movie starring Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye in the Avengers ) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch in Captain America: Civil War ) has to be one of the best movies of 2017.

5 Tricks To Create A Consistent Writing Habit

Joseph Lalonde

It’s my belief that every leader should be writing. Whether it’s writing a blog like this one or writing a book, a leader who writes down his thoughts is able to touch more lives. But a complaint that I often hear is that there’s no time to write.

4 Qualities Every Leader Must Possess To Be Successful

Joseph Lalonde

Ask a random person walking down the street what quality must a leader possess to be successful and you’ll probably get a different answer from each person. Everyone views leadership in a different light. And how someone views leadership will mold the way they see the answer to the question.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Jackie Chan is inspiring. At 63 years old, Chan will put younger men to shame in the action and stunts he will do in his movies. The Foreigner (based on the book The Chinaman ) is Jackie Chan’s latest U.S. release.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Hitman’s Bodyguard contains Samuel L. Jackson (who played Nick Fury in the Avengers ) and Ryan Reynolds (the man behind Deadpool). These two bring a fun air to the irreverent yet enjoyable new movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

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Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Recap

Joseph Lalonde

The Best Recap Of Catalyst Atlanta 2017 October 5th and 6th, 2017 I had the pleasure of live-blogging from the Catalyst Conference. I was able to share with you in almost real-time what happened at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Great Leaders Look Back

Joseph Lalonde

Casting a great vision is required of any leader worth his salt. He has to be able to look forward and KNOW where the organization he is leading will go. And that’s what we’re told. Great leaders look forward. Unfortunately, this statement is often followed by bad wisdom.

Brand Vs. Wild With Jonathan David Lewis

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 42 Who would have guessed surviving in business is a lot like surviving lost in the wilderness. I wouldn’t but Jonathan David Lewis researched and discovered this is the case.

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What The Book Writing Process Looks Like

Joseph Lalonde

It's not as easy as you might think For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been in the process of writing my first physical book.

How To Build A Massive Social Media Following With Bobby Umar

Joseph Lalonde

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 41 We all know social media has become an important part of our lives, even our businesses. Yet many leaders are reluctant to join social media and begin using it to enhance their reach. Why is it people are scared of social media?

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 2014, Matthew Vaughan directed the hilarious movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. Kingsman told the story of a young, unrefined street kid who had the promise to join a secret society. This young man was Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton).

25 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Three years ago I shared an article titled 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders. Today, I want to add to the list of encouraging Bible verses for young leaders. The Bible is one of the greatest business books any leader could read.

18 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Hidden Figures

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Hidden Figures is Disney’s latest release telling the story of a team of African-American women who helped NASA send astronaut John Glenn into outer space and return safely.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Stephen King’s It

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 1986, Stephen King released the terrifying horror novel It. Then came the TV mini-series It in 1990 with Tim Curry as the evil clown Pennywise. Now, Stephen King’s It is released to the big screen.

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The Heart Behind Catalyst’s 2017 Theme “Of Good Courage”

Joseph Lalonde

Normally, Mondays are reserved for Reel Leadership articles. This week is going to be different. The Reel Leadership series is being interrupted to share with you a message from my friend Tyler Reagin.

3 Killer Questions To Ask If You’re Serious About Learning

Joseph Lalonde

The art of asking questions seems to be dead. Finding someone who asks great questions, ever more scarce than finding someone who asks questions. There’s something sad about that. I’ve found something fascinating. Those who are serious about learning are always asking questions.

15 Great Quotes For Leaders In The New Year

Joseph Lalonde

Quotes are great. They give you quick, bite-sized pieces of wisdom you can quickly digest. John Maxwell, Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa, and many other leaders have had their words pieced into quaint little says you can apply in your daily lives. But what about the new year?

8 Things Every Leader Must Know

Joseph Lalonde

Heading into leadership, you’re starry eyed and hopeful. You have great ambition. And you know you’re going to get things done. Then reality hits. Leadership is hard. Harder than you expected at least. When you entered leadership, you didn’t know everything. You still don’t.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Leap! The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Leap! tells the story of two orphans, Félicie (Elle Fanning) and her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), and their journey to Paris, France. The pair travel to France because Félicie dreams of becoming a famous ballet dancer and Victor pines for the young Félicie.

Why The Bible Is The Best Business Book You’ll Ever Read

Joseph Lalonde

With so many new business books releasing you might have a hard time figuring out the best business book to read. For me, the best business book you’ll ever read has to be a classic: The Bible. You hear me right. I believe the best business book ever written is the Bible.

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15 Leadership Quotes From Star Wars For Star Wars Day

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Star Wars Day is approaching at lightspeed. On May 4th, Star Wars fans will celebrate Star Wars Day. The holiday originated as a pun on May The Force Be With You and falls on May 4th because May the 4th and May The Force sound similar.

Are You Ready To Lead?

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership is rarely a position that you’re ready for when you walk into the role. Many times, young leaders are thrust into the role of leadership well before they’ve had time to prepare. That’s a scary proposition. And many leaders bow out before their time is done.

10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Intern

Joseph Lalonde

I loved the idea for the new Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro movie The Intern. In it, Hathaway’s company wanted to infuse old-school wisdom into their budding internet business. They do this by bringing in new interns.

Get More Done By Doing Less

Joseph Lalonde

I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything I need to done. That’s the cry of so many leaders out there. You’ve probably uttered those words as well. You feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities of your leadership role. I’ve got a little something for you today.

What You’re Missing Out On When You Speed Read

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always had a love for comic books. Reading the stories of the X-Men , Wolverine , Captain America , and Daredevil brought me to a whole new world. The world of comics brought stories alive like I’d never seen before. Pages splashed with colors and beautiful images.

The Power Of Living And Leading With Intention

Joseph Lalonde

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 45 I’m thrilled to introduce today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast to you. I’ve known Chris Jordan for awhile on Facebook and other social media platforms.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s Moana

Joseph Lalonde

Disney’s latest animated feature film is the hit success Moana. Moana is about a Pacific Islander who has to partner with the demigod Maui. I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant going into the movie because of the mythology of the characters.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From American Assassin

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Imagine you’ve just proposed to the love of your life. You’ve gone up to the bar to order drinks. Then you hear gunfire. Terrorists have stormed the beach. They’re gunning down anyone and everyone that moves. Including your new fiance.

What You Need To Know About Leadership Before You Begin To Lead

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership isn't for everyone Leadership is such a complicated idea. One we try to boil down to trite quotes and phrases. We’ve all heard “Leadership is influence. Plain and simple.” ” or “Leadership is the impact you on another person’s life.”