Joseph Lalonde

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Spider-Man: Homecoming

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article We first saw Tom Holland as Spider-Man in the film Captain America: Civil War. His role was brief but fun. Now we are treated to Tom Holland’s first full outing as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And it is an amazing blast.

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.

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 And Quotes From Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article Are you ready to flashback to the year 1982? That’s the year Blade Runner was originally released. Blade Runner is the movie adaptation of the Phillip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

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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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.

Why Leaders Should Enjoy Entertainment

Joseph Lalonde

The gurus were wrong. When I began diving deep into the personal development world, I was fed a lie. I was told not to do this one specific activity. Years later I regret buying into the lie. Successful people don’t do this. Successful people run fast and far from this.

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.”

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.

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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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.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Back To The Future

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article (Flashback Edition) One of my favorite podcasters Pat Flynn’s, of Smart Passive Income and Ask Pat, favorite movie is Back To The Future. So, I figured why not use Back To The Future as the first “flashback” Reel Leadership article.

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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The Changing Landscape Of Education And What It Means For Your Organization With Derek Magill

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast 44 Derek Magill is a college dropout. But don’t let that make you think Derek doesn’t know what’s going on. Derek realized something during his time in school. He was learning more outside of the classroom.

5 Ways A Leader Can Have A Better Weekend

Joseph Lalonde

In our hyper-connected world, you’re expected to be at the beck and call of the organization you lead. This expectation can drain you and take a toll on your weekends. They’re no longer sacred. They’re no longer set aside for rest.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Dark Tower

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Stephen King’s epic dark fantasy, horror, and Western book series finally hit the big screen this weekend. The Dark Tower tells the story of a gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Alba), and a young boy named Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor).

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.

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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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Valerian and Dunkirk released on the same weekend. And I’ve got to say I thought Valerian was the better of the two movies.

4 Decisions Every Leader Has To Make

Joseph Lalonde

When you begin to lead, you may not realize leadership is full of decisions. Not all of them are fun. There are decisions every leader has to make. Some will be great. Some will be frustrating. And others will be sad.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From War For The Planet Of The Apes

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In July 2014, I shared leadership lessons from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Today, I’m happy to bring you leadership lessons from War for the Planet of the Apes. War for the Planet of the Apes is the last film in the new Planet of the Apes trilogy.

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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.

3 Ways A Leader Can Gain Commitment From Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

While leadership is about influencing others and helping them to grow, it’s hard to lead when there’s no commitment from those you’re trying to lead. Doing so is like beating a dead horse. Image via Creative Commons.

The Power Of Learning Leadership From The Movies

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 43 Today’s Answers From Leadership podcast episode is slightly different. Rather than getting answers from a world-class leader, I’m doing a solo episode.

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21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Tom Cruise’s The Mummy Reboot

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Tom Cruise took over the reigns as the leading character in the new The Mummy movie. Universal Studios is rebooting multiple monster movie franchises to create a Dark Universe.

How To Find The Right People

Joseph Lalonde

Bringing a new team member onto your team can be a scary experience. You want a great fit but you don’t know if you’ll get one. Finding the right people to join your team can be tough.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Christoper Nolan’s Dunkirk

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Christopher Nolan is back with a tale from World War 2. Dunkirk tells the story of French, Belgian, and British allied soldiers surrounded by the German army. Their evacuation was intense and the focus of Dunkirk.

Give Your Team Hope

Joseph Lalonde

There are going to be tough times in your organization. Sales might be down or you’ll lose key players. Something will go wrong. That is a guarantee. But even in these dark times, you need to do something. You need to give your team hope. The Power Of Hope.

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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.

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.

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. Without growth, you’re dead in the leadership game. That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills.

26 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I can hardly believe Transformers 5 released this past weekend. Transformers: The Last Knight is Michael Bay’s last outing as the director of the Transformers series. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed seeing the giant transforming robots brought to the big screen.

Why Employees Leave Your Organization

Joseph Lalonde

Losing an employee can land a damaging blow to you and your organization. Especially when you lose a good employee. And every leader tries to figure out the best way to keep the best. But even those employees will leave at some point. That’s natural.