Joseph Lalonde

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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A Tribute To My Father: Part 2

Joseph Lalonde

Four years ago I wrote about my father in a tribute article. My father was the kind of man I dream of being. If I can be half the man as he was, I would be honored. I haven’t opened up on my blog about what happened just over a month ago. After over a […]. Relationships

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Christmas Article. I try to watch at least one Christmas movie every year. Most Christmas movies do nothing for me. Except for movies like Die Hard. Last year, I watched the original Die Hard again. It’s always a great Christmas movie.

Leadership Lessons From Thanksgiving

Joseph Lalonde

When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably think of family gatherings, great food, turkey, and a brief reprieve from work. You may not think of leadership. Today, I want to challenge you to think about the leadership lessons Thanksgiving can teach us. It’s not that far of a stretch.

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.

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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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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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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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wolfwalkers

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Our local Celebration Cinema theater, Cinema Carousel, had a special screening of the new animated movie Wolfwalkers. Brought to the theater by Fathom Events, Wolfwalkers was a fantastic exploration of a fantasy world.

Practical Ideas To Enhance Effective Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

A stellar group leader is first a very good person, a role model in character and behavior. Further, in demeanor and approach, an effective leader emanates the “feel” of being part of the group rather than above it.

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 Real Steel

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. There’s something about feel-good movies that make you want to watch them again and again. Real Steel is one of those feel-good movies. I’d watched Real Steel when the movie released in 2011. I remember loving the movie.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

When Your Well Runs Dry

Joseph Lalonde

Lately, I’ve felt uninspired. What used to drive me to write has left me feeling empty and dry. I think my well is close to empty. My well is dry. Authors, content creators, leaders, and more have a well they go to. This well helps them find new content and ideas to present to their […].

6 Ways To Regain Your Motivation

Joseph Lalonde

The struggles of leadership can tear you down if you’re not ready for the day and what is coming at you. This is why you need to be motivated. Finding the key to your motivation can be a lifesaver in leadership. You can go to your well of motivation and keep plucking it out of there. […].

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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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mulan

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The live-action Mulan movie was the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of movie theaters. Originally scheduled to release in movie theaters, Mulan was recently released as a premium feature of Disney+. You can purchase Mulan for $29.99

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.

How To Cast A Compelling Vision

Joseph Lalonde

What is vision? Vision is a critically important piece of any leadership plan. It is something you must create and share with your team over time. Vision is a strong mental picture of what you would like to see you or your organization accomplish.

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Rethinking What You Believe

Joseph Lalonde

I began my leadership journey due to bad leadership. I had watched bad leader after bad leader continue to do things that harmed the organization and the people who worked for the organization. It was bad. I remember seeing one manager hiding away in a warehouse to catch a few minutes of sleep.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Missing In Action

Joseph Lalonde

A Missing The Action Reel Leadership Article. There’s something special about movies from the ’80s. It was a mystical time for movies when even bad movies are fun movies. Missing In Action is one such ’80s movie.

5 Ways To Make Better Use Of Your Time

Joseph Lalonde

It can be easy to get in the traps of a time suck. These traps can be Facebook, LinkedIn, strategy planning, or watching TV. All of these make you wonder how you can make better use of your time. After participating in a time trap, you will feel out of place. You will feel like […]. Leadershi

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hamilton The Musical

Joseph Lalonde

Hamilton the musical has taken the world by storm. Theaters and playhouses have sold out of the record-breaking play about the life of Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Recently released on Disney Plus, Hamilton was recorded live in New York City in 2016.

5 Things To Consider When Making A Major Decision

Joseph Lalonde

Many readers have written in and requested more information on how to make better decisions. Over the next month, we will look at ways you can make better decisions and feel more confident in those decisions. Every leader constantly makes decisions.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently posited a question on Facebook. I wanted to see what everyone’s top ten 1980’s movies were. The list was long, clocking in at over 75 movies and counting.

Does Your Batting Average Suck?

Joseph Lalonde

Stats fascinate me. The numbers tell a story. The stories they tell may be hidden deep within the numbers or examples but they are there. One sport that constantly looks at stats is major league baseball. They have stats for everything.

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Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

How To Find Qualified Team Members

Joseph Lalonde

If you’ve looked to hire a qualified team member recently, you know something. You know finding qualified team members to be a difficult task. Unemployment numbers have been at record lows. The current jobless rates show unemployment to be hovering around the three percent mark. THAT IS LOW.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Honest Thief

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It’s been a long time since I’ve stepped foot in a movie theater (except seeing The New Mutants at the Getty 4 drive-in). Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters have been shut down in Michigan for close to 7 months.

Be A Good Example

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever look at your team and wonder “How can I encourage these people to be better team members? What will make them work harder, smarter, better? Why can’t I have great people on my team?” ” Of course not. I never say that.

Why Leaders Need To Show Up Consistently

Joseph Lalonde

I volunteer part of my time serving at our church’s youth group. I recently had an extremely sad conversation with one of our youth students. Before our youth group started, I opened my Instagram app on my Samsung Galaxy S9. I saw one of the students had just started an Instagram Live session.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Midnight Special

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I recently checked out the movie Midnight Special because of an article on Inverse. The article stated Midnight Special was the most underrated sci-fi movie on Netflix (also available on Amazon Video).

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Recognize Your Fans

Joseph Lalonde

When Pam and I had visited California, we went to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA to enjoy a fun day experiencing all Disney had to offer. From rides to experiences to live music, Disneyland had it all. I noticed the team at Disneyland did things right.

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Why You Need To Set Goals

Joseph Lalonde

Goals are the thing we aim for. We set a target and we head towards the goal. Whenever I look at my biggest successes in life, I notice there’s a common theme. The common theme is that I set a goal and I went for it. Whether the success has been the growth of this […].

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How To Be A Fair And Good Leader

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve had it with you! You’re through with the company. Pack your bags and get out of here! Those words are hard to read. They’re harder to live through. Yet so many potential team members have heard words similar to those above. They’ve been a part of a team with a bad leader.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.