Joseph Lalonde

Leading Is About People’s Lives

Joseph Lalonde

A sad trend I’ve seen in leadership is the focus on self. Leadership has, for a time, become more about the leader than the people. And leadership isn’t about the leader. Leadership is about the people. Photo by Ezra Jeffrey. This is a leadership truth you have to remember as you lead.

Being A Disciplined Leader Is A Choice

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series When you think of becoming a disciplined leader, what do you think about? Do you think about the effort and energy it takes to become disciplined? Do you think about changing your thoughts and actions?

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How To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series You may be asking yourself a simple question by now. That question is: How do I become a disciplined leader? The answer is simple. You do what a disciplined does. Photo by Dan Roizer. A disciplined leader: Trains his mind-. There are things he wants to do.

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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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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?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The new basketball comedy movie Uncle Drew tells the story of Dax (Lil Rel Howery) and his dreams of having a winning team in the Rucker Classic street basketball tournament. The Rucker Classic takes place in Harlem and the competition is fierce.

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Use Your Setback For Your Comeback

Joseph Lalonde

How Your Failure Sets You Up For An Epic Comeback Setbacks… Something you hate to experience. Something that tells you that you’re not good enough. That you should just go home. When you experience a setback, you feel like you’re 3 steps further back than when you began.

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The Power In Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series To some, the word discipline is a dirty word. It’s a word they hate to hear and hate to use. After all, discipline doesn’t sound sexy. The word connotes a dying to self. A falling in line. A giving up of oneself. Photo by Nirav Insomniac. And it does.

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Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

The day started off like a normal day or so it seemed. I awoke to my alarm going off. From there, I got dressed, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and spent a relaxing day with Lok. I also tossed in a quick workout on the elliptical. However, partway through the day, I started to feel groggy.

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Interview With Garry Ridge – CEO Of WD-40: Cultivating A Culture Of Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Garry Ridge is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined. My question to you: Are you a disciplined leader? Photo by Irina Kostenich. For some, this question may sting.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Incredibles 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Almost 14 years ago, the original Incredibles movie released. Audiences were captivated by the adventures of Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (Craig T.

How To Maintain Good Personal Relationships When You’re Busy Leading

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter Man, being a leader makes you busy. When I begin to think of all the things on my plate, I begin to wonder how I’m able to fit everything into my week.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Porco Rosso

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently had the opportunity to view this classic Studio Ghibli film in an actual theater! GKIDS brought back many Studio Ghibli animated adventures back to the big screen during Studio Ghibli Fest.

How To Make Leadership Less Lonely

Joseph Lalonde

If you ask a leader what his biggest struggle with is in leadership, you will often hear a single answer. Leadership is lonely. I have no one to go to with my leadership struggles. It’s a fact of life that leadership can be lonely.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Memorial Day weekend 2018 saw the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars Story series: Solo. Solo tells the origin story of the beloved pilot of the Millenium Falcon. And what a backstory he had.

Why You Need To S.T.O.P.

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently listening to a podcast when the guest, Clint Longenecker, shared a method to get results. Clint used the acronym S.T.O.P. to help listeners remember what to do to get better results. Photo by Sandeep Swarnkar. S.T.O.P. stands for Sit, Think, Organize, and Perform.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Rob Bell’s The Heretic

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Heretic is an original documentary about the former pastor of Mars Hill, Rob Bell. Rob Bell rose to fame in West Michigan as he began preaching at Mars Hill church and started a series of short films that were spiritual reflections on life.

3 Simple Activities To Improve Your Health

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader Becoming healthier in your leadership and life doesn’t have to be difficult. Though we often make health more difficult than it should be. There are simple activities you can do every day to improve your health. You just have to be mindful of them.

Leaders As Control Freaks

Joseph Lalonde

A control freak refers to a person who must be in control of all things and people. This is the micromanager who nitpicks about performance to such an extent workers are emotionally exhausted and anxious. Photo by Alejandro Alvarez.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paddington 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paddington Bear (Ben Wishaw) once again makes an appearance on the big screen.

How Leadership Is A Relationship

Joseph Lalonde

For many, thinking of leadership as a relationship is difficult. Too many people consider leadership a position, a role to play. Yet leadership is much more than the day to day activities you partake in to run your organization.

How To Create An Environment That Attracts Ideal Team Players

Joseph Lalonde

Author and leadership consultant Patrick Lencioni talks about The Ideal Team Player in his latest book. The Ideal Team Player lays out what a leader should look for in new employees. Ideal Team Players have three traits you need to consider. These team members need to be hungry, humble, and smart.

Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO?

Joseph Lalonde

I have to admit it. I am, frankly, quite baffled. For the last 20 years, and all around the world, we CEOs have invested untold millions into the question: “What does it take to have an engaged workplace culture?”

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article This past weekend, the last movie in the Maze Runner series released. First, we were given The Maze Runner in 2014. The sequel was The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in 2015. Last, but not least, we were treated to The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Breaking In

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I know what you were expecting. You were expecting a leadership lessons from Deadpool 2 article today. Well, you’re not getting it. After watching the first Deadpool movie, I realized it would be too crass and vulgar for a Reel Leadership.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Previously, Angelina Jolie brought the video game Tomb Raider to the big screen. Now Alicia Vikander takes over the moniker of Lara Croft and is the lead actress in the newest Tomb Raider movie. Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft.

Leadership, Passion, And Transformation

Joseph Lalonde

I’m sure quite a few of you were in diapers as I was immersed as a teen in this 1970’s commercial about Enjoli perfume.

Belaying Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Whenever I think of winters in Michigan, I think of the great times I’ve had ice climbing. From the guys to the weather to the climbing, everything falls into place perfectly. We leave early in the morning and drive for hours. We arrive at our cabin and unpack.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paul: Apostle Of Christ Movie

Joseph Lalonde

I recently was invited to an advance screening of the new Christian movie Paul: Apostle Of Christ. Paul: Apostle Of Christ shares the last days of Paul as he and Luke spend time together in Mamertine Prison and Luke writes down Paul’s story.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Black Panther is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before the character packed Avengers: Infinity War releases May 8th, 2018. With the previous Marvel movies, Black Panther had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, Black Panther delivered. Credit: Marvel/Disney.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Hurricane Heist

Joseph Lalonde

Sometimes you just want to go to a mindless movie. One where you can sit back, relax, and laugh with your wife. That’s what Pam and I thought when we saw the previews for The Hurricane Heist. Cheesy. Stupid. When you have a movie based on the idea of a group of criminals robbing the U.S.

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Servant Leadership: Each of Us Has an Opportunity to Serve

Joseph Lalonde

A Guest Article By Ken Blanchard Sometimes when I’m leading a session for a big group of managers, I’ll ask, “How many of you think of yourself as a leader?” Usually, only about one-third of them raise their hands.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom returns moviegoers to the island of Isla Nublar. Isla Nublar’s volcano is active and ready to kill every living creature on the island.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ocean’s 8

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article There have been many classic heist films in the history of cinema. Heat, The Bank Job, Baby Driver , Ocean’s 11 and 12 (fun little fact, I viewed Ocean’s 12 at my bachelor party oh so many years ago), and Bonnie And Clyde to name a few.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Darkest Hour: The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Hollywood once again takes you back to the 1940’s… Adolf Hitler has risen to power. The European nations are in turmoil. And Dunkirk is in danger.

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.

Contextual Leadership: Why Leaders Must Adapt To Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

Speaking to Bill Simmons about the championship hangover the Golden State Warriors are experiencing, head coach Steve Kerr mused , “there’s a malaise that’s settled in. We just don’t have that same edge we’ve had the last couple of years.

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5 Ways To Strengthen Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter As a leader, you know relationships matter. They’re all around you from your family relationships, business relationships, and friendship relationships. You can’t avoid relationships. But you can do something.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My thought going into Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was “Do we really need another remake of a film?” ” The 1995 Jumanji starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish (who gets a nod in the new Jumanji).