Joseph Lalonde

Why Your Lack Of Education May Be Your Biggest Leadership Strength

Joseph Lalonde

While many potential and current leaders see a lack of education as a weakness, I believe your lack of education can be your biggest strength. You might be surprised for the reasons. Yet, when I’m finished, I think you’ll agree. You don’t have to be formally educated to lead.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain Marvel

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to release before this year’s highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, released this past Friday. Captain Marvel took to the screen and wowed most audiences.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captive State

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is a science fiction movie set in Chicago 10 years after an alien occupation. The citizens of Chicago (and the world) are following orders from their alien overlords. This soon begins to change as a Resistance rises up once more.

The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break

Joseph Lalonde

The average American reads four books a year. Successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read 50. The fact is, reading is a fundamental part of your growth as an entrepreneur or workplace professional.

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Becoming An Educated Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Through the uneducated leader series, you might have begun to realize it’s okay to become a leader without a formal education. There are plenty of leaders who have or are leading without a college degree. On might even be one of those.

Leading Without An Education

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership doesn’t require you to obtain a college degree or formal education. There are many leaders who never completed college. Some never completed grade school. This is great news for those leaders who either dropped out of school or chose a different education path.

Creating A Workplace Team Members Want To Work

Joseph Lalonde

Most team members cannot remember the last time they actually wanted to go to work. Research has shown 13% of your team is engaged in their work. This is sad, isn’t it? You don’t want your organization to be part of the 87% of workplaces people go to and are disengaged.

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Famous Leaders Without A Formal Education

Joseph Lalonde

It’s always a fascinating journey to take a look at famous leaders and see who did or did not have a formal education. There are many such leaders and you may be surprised at who skipped out on college and a degree.

Learning While Leading

Joseph Lalonde

One of the greatest things about leading is that you don’t have to know all of the answers. You can discover the right answers through your time leading. This is one of the reasons leaders don’t have to go through formal training. Leading is a learn on the job type of experience.

Why Your Mindset Will Be Your Biggest Struggle

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what the biggest hurdle to changing your life in 2019 will be? Your biggest hurdle will not be family or friends. Your hurdle won’t be your job or your title. The biggest hurdle you’re going to face is your mindset. The Hurdle Your mindset will cause you to stumble and fall.

The Uneducated Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Getting your foot in the door of a leadership position can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible. Yet you can become a leader without an education. Many great organizational leaders have stepped into a leadership role without formal education.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aquaman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The DC movie universe has been hit or miss for quite some time. Leadership at DC and Warner Brothers must have taken notice as Aquaman and Wonder Woman has broken from the pack of new comic book movies and been enjoyable.

19 Leadership Traits To Focus On In 2019

Joseph Lalonde

You’re never done developing your leadership skills. The traits that make for a great leader can always be honed and improved. You only have to focus on what will make you better. But do you know where you need to focus?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Reel Leadership is taking you into a new universe today. We’re bringing you into the Spider-Verse. Yes, the Spider-Verse. What is the Spider-Verse?

What Is Expected Of You As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Eekkk! You got the call. You’ve been tasked with stepping up to a new role in your organization. They’re going to give you a new title. The title of a leader! Let the celebration commence. You’ve taken a big step by moving into a leadership position. Congratulations.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick

Joseph Lalonde

Keanu Reeves stars as legendary assassin John Wick in this great action film from 2014. With John Wick: Chapter 3 releasing in May, I thought this would be a perfect time for a Reel Leadership article about John Wick.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The original The Lego Movie spawned multiple other Lego movies recently released a sequel. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part continues the story of Finn (Jadon Sand) and his Lego land of wonder.

Leadership Quotes From Stan Lee

Joseph Lalonde

On Monday, November 13th, 2018 the world lost a giant in the comic and entertainment world. Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. The world will feel the loss of this pioneering leader for years to come. I’m still trying to process what Stan Lee’s death means.

Courageous Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I had one of my most profound, memorable, touching experiences in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago that I’ve realized after reflection has some important connections to leadership.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bohemian Rhapsody

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. There are classic stadium rock anthems everybody knows. Songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, or Another One Bites The Dust. These songs are played in sports arenas across the country.

Finding Yourself For The First Time

Joseph Lalonde

We try to work on ourselves all the time. Trying to improve our knowledge. Trying to make our marriages better. And trying to make ourselves better leaders or employees. We work, work, work on ourselves… Yet, the sad reality is, so few of us know who we truly are.

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Leadership Lessons From A Marathon Run

Joseph Lalonde

What a marathon taught me about leadership. Never in my life did I want to run a marathon. I thought it wasn’t for me. And the distance, 26.2 miles, seemed too far for my legs to carry me. Yet, this past Sunday, I ran my first (and I’m saying my only) marathon.

Ignite Your Leadership Expertise

Joseph Lalonde

An Interview With Nathan Magnuson. I was recently able to interview Nathan Magnuson, a friend and fellow blogger. Nathan recently released his first book on Amazon, Ignite Your Leadership Expertise. His insights into leadership and what you can do without a title are inspiring.

5 Ways To Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Joseph Lalonde

Can you believe 2019 is just a few, short days away? Neither can I! This past year has flown by and I’m still trying to figure out where it went. While 2018 was great for Pam and me, we never want to sit on our laurels.

Take Care Of The Small Things

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently on my way to the Gateway Church for a Connect Group. Everything seemed okay until I drove onto the highway. Then, once I hit 60 MPH (not the 88 MPH it took the Delorean to time travel), my car began to violently shake. Honestly, I thought my car was falling apart.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed A Quiet Place in the theaters. After watching it this past weekend, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to see A Quiet Place. The movie takes place sometime in the future where the world has been decimated by monsters who have hyper-sensitive hearing.

How Being Thankful Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve been there. You’re getting ready to head into the office when your baby boy begins to scream his pretty little head off. You’ve had it. He knows how to pull your strings and get you to react. And you do. You turn around and walk back through the door.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Eighteen years after the release of one of my favorite movies, M. Night Shyamalan returns to write and direct the last movie in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass concludes the three movie story arch with a bang.

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The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management

Joseph Lalonde

Leader, as defined by Webster, is a person who leads, such as someone in authority whereas leadership is the actual act of leading. Often, we automatically think that only managers/supervisors are leaders however that is not the case. Leaders can be found anywhere.

Why Your Attitude Matters More Than Anything Else

Joseph Lalonde

It’s already been a rough morning. Before you left for the office, you and the wife had an explosive argument. Top that with the kids were crying and you were late… Your morning is shot. Your attitude is too. And that’s a major problem.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bumblebee

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Today’s Reel Leadership article takes you back to 1980s… Well, not really but the movie featured in this article will.

Say No To Say Yes

Joseph Lalonde

Why No Is The Key To A Fulfilling Life. Our lives are packed with activities. From kids birthday parties to church obligations, your time is being pulled in a million different directions. Everyone wants a piece of you and your time!

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Who Is On Your Team?

Joseph Lalonde

Changing the course of your life and making the new year your best one ever is tough as it is. Sometimes we make change even tougher than it has to be. Why is that? It’s because we keep the wrong people on our teams.

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The Best Work-Life Balance Tips

Joseph Lalonde

While you can’t completely balance your work and outside life, you can do many things to make them more balanced. You can find more time to spend with your wife and children.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Cold Pursuit

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Liam Neeson returns to the big screen as Nels Coxman in the movie Cold Pursuit. Cold Pursuit is based on the Norwegian film In Order Of Disappearance.

10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team. You’ve done everything right in trying to motivate your team yet something is still off. Your team still lacks motivation and you’re not sure why. The lack of motivation for your team may actually be coming from you. Gasp, shock, horror… I know.

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People Are Tired Of Fake

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve probably seen online thought leaders share about how they’re so authentic. About how they want to be real with you. How they want you to get to know them. Why are they saying these things? Because they know people want real, authentic, true people.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Upside

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Upside, starring Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse, is a heart-warming tale.

Discovering The Power Of Reinventing Yourself In A New Year

Joseph Lalonde

The start of a new year offers you the illusion of something special. A new start. A fresh start. While there’s nothing different on January 1st than on July 7th (other than it’s Pam’s birthday), we tend to take special actions at the beginning of a new year.

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Stop Living A Groundhog Day Life

Joseph Lalonde

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil will peek his head above the ground and tell us how many days of winter is left. With it being Groundhog Day, do you remember the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day? The film starred Bill Murray as Phil Connors.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Solo

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold did the impossible. Alex free-soloed the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Free-soloing is the climbing of a rock-face without the use of any safety equipment.

Choosing What Matters In Life

Joseph Lalonde

Work/Life Balance. Your work-life balance often gets out of whack because of the choices you make throughout your day. You choose to stay late at the office impacts the time you have to spend with your family.