Joseph Lalonde

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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Leading In A Secular World

Joseph Lalonde

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership. But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an […].

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It’s The Little Things That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

I have a strange confession to make. It’s about something I do on a regular basis and I don’t know if anyone else does this. My strange confession is that I tend to carry toilet paper with me whenever I go someplace (Anyone else do this?!?).

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 20th Century Fox’s Daredevil

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I love to watch movies hated by critics. Many times, these movies are more enjoyable than the critically acclaimed movies of our time. If nothing else, they are more fun. One such movie is 20th Century Fox’s Daredevil film.

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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 The Little Things

Joseph Lalonde

Now, The Little Things could mean a lot of things. This one is for the movie The Little Things starring the always amazing Denzel Washington (check out his great movies on Amazon) as Joe “Deke” Deacon, a Kern County Deputy Sheriff who is sent back home to Los Angeles.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Anaconda

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s Reel Leadership article comes from the 1997 movie Anaconda.

5 Leadership Books To Read In February 2021

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of the month and that means it is time for another round of book recommendations for leaders. This list contains 5 books that are old, new, and even unknown.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney and Pixar’s Soul

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Disney and Pixar’s latest animated film skipped the movie theaters and headed straight to the Disney Plus. That movie is the slow-starting but strong-finishing Soul.

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10 Bible Verses To Start Your Day Right

Joseph Lalonde

The way you start your day will direct the way your day goes. I say start your day right. How do you do this? You can start your day right by digging into God’s word. By studying it and making the most of your time with God. Today, I want to encourage you to seek […]. Faith Leadership

From Power to Power and Glory to Glory

Joseph Lalonde

One of the most disturbing rhythms in cardiology is called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), an erratic and irregular heart rhythm that poses multiple problems from fatigue to strokes.

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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!

What Should A Christian Leader Desire?

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently gifted a book by the worship and connection pastor, Bobby Hill, at our church. The book’s title is A Tale Of Three Kings: A Study In Brokenness by Gene Edwards. The title won’t catch your attention—the content of A Tale Of Three Kings will.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain America: The First Avenger

Joseph Lalonde

Captain America: The First Avenger is the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Released in 2011, this film tells the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his transformation into Captain America. This is one of my favorite MCU films.

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What Questions Are You Asking?

Joseph Lalonde

Questions can help leaders go farther and do more. Knowing the right questions to ask will get you the answers you need. Yet, there are leaders who are unwilling to ask questions. They think it will show that they don’t know it all or that they need help. Guess what?!?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Lionheart

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In the 1990s, martial arts movies were all the rage. With stars such as Steven Seagal, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Brandon Lee, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, the theaters were full of martial arts action.

5 Tips For Building Strategic Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

We all know relationships are important. The relationships you build today may be the relationships that get you the next leadership position in a new organization, move you up in your current organization, or help you with a pressing problem you’ve been dealing with.

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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.

Living In Your Perfect Moment

Joseph Lalonde

I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson earlier this year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing. Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.

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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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A Great Resource For Your Business Graphic Design Needs

Joseph Lalonde

Business marketing strategies are getting more creative by the day. And this is due to a cut-throat competition that urges marketers to put their thinking hats on when it comes to advertising. But ever since, there is one marketing element that hasn’t changed over the years: Graphic design.

What Do You Need To Unsubscribe From?

Joseph Lalonde

Over the years, I’ve signed up for a lot of newsletters, store promotions, and more via email. I’ve recently come to realize I’ve signed up for way too many emails. Many of them I no longer read or they no longer apply to me. What does this mean for me?

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 Yes Man

Joseph Lalonde

Jim Carrey stars as No Man Carl. Carl lives his life in a constant state of NO. No matter what it is in his life, his answer is no. That is until a conference changes his life and he becomes a Yes Man. The movie makes it humorous. It makes us laugh. Yes Man should also […]. Reel Leadership

Emotional Landmines

Joseph Lalonde

In a recent discussion, the situation in Israel was brought up. What situation? It’s a situation many people don’t know of. There are churches that have fallen into disrepair because they cannot be accessed to be maintained.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In December 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Reading is a great way to discover new thoughts, challenge old thoughts, and become wiser. There’s no shortage of books out there and that’s a GOOD thing. The knowledge of ages is stored within these tomes. They contain the blood, sweat, and tears of those who have led before us.

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What You Do Differently Makes You Unique

Joseph Lalonde

As I sit here writing this article, I’m basking in the wonderful sounds of Unwed Sailor. They are a mostly instrumental band, meaning there are typically no vocals. Having no vocals for a band is very uncommon. Vocals bring a unique melody and meaning to a band.

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.

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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The Art Of The Pivot

Joseph Lalonde

What Is Pivoting? We’ve all heard about pivoting and the need to pivot quickly. Many of us may not understand what pivoting is. Pivoting is simply the noticing there’s a change that needs to be made in your business.

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.

4 Pivot Questions to Boost Your Productivity

Joseph Lalonde

To say productivity is important is an understatement, but it’s especially important when you work away from your team. Not only because you want to stay employed (if you don’t get your work done you won’t have a job very long) but your team relies on you getting your work done and being productive. That’s […]. Guest Posts

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

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

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Marksman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. One of my favorite actors returned to the big screen this past Friday. Liam Neeson takes on the role of Jim. Jim is a down-on-his-luck rancher that happens to be in the wrong place at the right time. Jim’s ranch is right on the border of Mexico.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wonder Woman 1984

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Oft-delayed but finally released in a strange release agreement, Wonder Woman 1984 hit the big screen and the small screen at the same time. Released on Christmas day 2020, Wonder Woman was released to theaters and the HBO Max streaming platform.

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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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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.

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.

Change Requires Action

Joseph Lalonde

As I was recently reading the John Maxwell Daily Reader, the statement made by John Maxwell struck me hard. Really, really hard. I think his statement will strike you hard as well. January 29th’s reading shared a quote from John Maxwell’s book Your Roadmap For Success.

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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.

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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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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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.