Joseph Lalonde

It’s Okay To Not Be Good

Joseph Lalonde

It’s easy to look at someone else and think “Man, they’re good. They always do the right thing. They always make the right decision.” ” It’s easy to think everyone else is good while you’re not. We get this way in our hobbies.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From American Underdog

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Have you ever felt like an underdog? Were you picked last for sports or business? Sometimes we feel like no one wants us. That’s how the football player Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi) felt. He knew he was good. He knew he could play.

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Essential Steps for Leaders Who Feel Overwhelmed

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders in business may often find themselves feeling overwhelmed. When you have a lot to do and only a limited amount of time to use, it can seem like you’re never really going to be able to get everything done.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Pig

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Pig is a Hulu exclusive movie (you can also purchase the Blu-ray on Amazon) starring Nicolas Cage as hermit named Rob. Rob lives in a dilapidated shack. He chose to leave the hustle and bustle of the city after his wife passed away.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sing 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The cast and characters from the original Sing animated movie return in its sequel, Sing 2. The world is still pretty much the same for these characters. But the second go-around is almost as fun and enjoyable as the first.

Name The Tension

Joseph Lalonde

You walk into a meeting. The air is thick. Not with cheap perfume or old cologne. The atmosphere is thick with tension. You believe you could cut the tension with a knife. The tension is that thick. You know the reason for the meeting. Others in the room do not. This increases the tension.

5 Gift Ideas For Leaders This Christmas Season

Joseph Lalonde

Whether you’re giving a gift to a leader above you or you’ve been asked what kind of gift you want to receive, thinking of the perfect gift can be difficult. I know I stumble over it whenever I’m asked, whether it is from a family member, friend, or coworker.

Sorry, It’s Company Policy Is Bad Business

Joseph Lalonde

I recently purchased a Kamado Joe Classic I charcoal grill. These grills are called egg grills because of their shape. The deal had been too good to pass up. It was almost half off the original price. I placed the order, the item arrived, and Pamela and I assembled the grill.

Amazon Just Launched A New Type Of Grocery Store. How Should The Industry Respond?

Joseph Lalonde

The grocery industry is going through a highly disruptive period. Amazon is now bringing a brand new business model to the sector where customers literally walk in, pick up what they want, and walk out.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Matrix Resurrections

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Matrix returned to the theaters during Christmas 2021. The movie was initially scheduled to open on May 21st, 2021, alongside the latest John Wick movie (also starring Keanu Reeves).

What Hourly Workers Want More than Money

Big companies are driving up wages, but there are other ways to compete for talent. Attract talented, ambitious people by giving them more control over their lives. Hourly workers want to make their daily lives and financial lives more predictable. Employers can assist by offering early access to pay, flexible scheduling, healthcare assistance, benefits where possible, and paid leave options.

How To Become An Effective Digital Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Technology is continuously evolving. Various solutions are created to assist in improving daily activities. Businesses are no exception to the good of technology, so many businesses undergo digital transformation to stay updated.

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Love Your Struggles

Joseph Lalonde

No one likes to go through a struggle. Struggles challenge us. They pull at our inner-most being. Yet, there’s something special about struggles. They shape us into who we are. I recently came across this quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Encanto

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Encanto is the new Walt Disney Pictures movie. It is a touching tale of a family divided and reconciling. It is also a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Red Notice

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Today’s Reel Leadership (Did you know the Reel Leadership book is releasing soon? Release date is December 20th. Keep checking back on jmlalonde.com for more updates) article comes from the movie Red Notice.

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5 Leadership Lessons My Battle With COVID-19 Taught Me About Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

We’ve been battling COVID-19 for a long time now. There was talk of two weeks to flatten the curve. It’s now been close to two years. It doesn’t feel like we’re any closer to winning the battle against COVID. I had a personal battle with COVID-19 in October of 2021.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How I Became A Superhero

Joseph Lalonde

How I Became A Superhero is a French film originally titled Comment je suis devenu super-héros. It was brought to the United States via the streaming service Netflix. Seeing the title, I was intrigued. I love a good superhero movie. Would this one tell a great tale? The movie delivered.

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5 Reasons To Consider Starting A Toastmasters Club At Your Business

Joseph Lalonde

Research shows that up to 77% have at least a little glossophobia. What is glossophobia? Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. I had a huge fear of public speaking. I would stumble over my words. I would forget what I wanted to stay. I felt like a fool any time I would get up […].

5 Secrets To Personal Branding

Joseph Lalonde

In my book How People Become Famous, I analyze the recipes for success of twelve personalities – the “Geniuses of Self-Marketing” – from Albert Einstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Karl Lagerfeld, Andy Warhol, and Oprah Winfrey to Kim Kardashian.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a sequel to the original Ghostbusters movies. You know the movies starring Dan Aykroyd (as Dr. Raymond Stantz), Bill Murray (as Dr. Peter Venkman), and Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler).

5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

How to Grow Leaders in Your Business: 5 Simple Steps to Get Started

Joseph Lalonde

Are you in the business of growing leaders? Sure, it probably isn’t your main objective as a business owner. But, growing leaders isn’t a bad way to work toward achieving your company’s mission and vision. Growing leaders in your business is a win-win-win for your employees, your company, and you.

5 Leadership Books To Read In December 2021

Joseph Lalonde

I hope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a fantastic day remembering what they’re thankful for. Remember, we have a lot to be grateful for even if everything isn’t perfect in our lives. It’s hard to believe December is right around the corner.

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How To Improve Your Ability To See The Big Picture

Joseph Lalonde

Leading requires us to be able to see the big picture. This can be hard if we’re mired in the minutia of the daily grind. We can easily zoom in and lose the big picture. What can we do to zoom out and see the big picture again? There are 3 things I want to encourage you […]. Leadership

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The Hard Work Of Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

From the outside world, leadership can look easy. People may see leaders as having the cush job. They get a corner office, they don’t have set office hours, or they get to make all the rules. These things sound great. Sometimes, they are.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

The Year Of Continued Fatigue

Joseph Lalonde

2020 was the year of COVID-19. I believe it was also the year of fatigue. So many leaders have been challenged, beat down, and talked down to because of the COVID-19 virus. They’ve become beat-up, worn-down versions of their old selves. Then comes the year 2021.

What Works For You

Joseph Lalonde

As any athlete will tell you, they try to find the best nutritional plan to get the best results they can. They will also tell you they bump up their mental game before a game, match, or race. A few weeks ago, I ran my most recent half marathon at the Metro Health Grand Rapids […]. Leadership

Make Ripples

Joseph Lalonde

We all want to make a difference in our families, the organizations we work for, and our churches. The problem is that we fall into the trap of thinking we have to make all the differences ourselves. Our desire to see change, to be change results in us trying to take on too much. We […].

5 Books To Read In November 2021

Joseph Lalonde

The leaves are falling. The air is getting crisper. The weather outside is cooling down. Is there a better time to curl up with a good book? Maybe with a nice coffee or a specially made chai latte (my favorite). I think not. This month, I’m bringing you 5 more books leaders should read.

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

25 Simple Pleasures For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

As I started a recent Friday, I began to think about the simple pleasures in life. These are the things that are so easy to overlook that we take them for granted. My typical Friday has looked something like this: An early morning chat with a band of brothers A quick trip to Aldea, a […].

Things To Consider While Making Leadership Decisions

Joseph Lalonde

We can make decisions in a vacuum. It is easy to dismiss others around us or their ideas. We do this in our homes. We do it in our businesses. And this hurts our effectiveness. Today, I want us to look at a few things to consider when making leadership decisions. This will help you […].

Quick Guide to Effective Modern Advertising Methods

Joseph Lalonde

When it comes to leading your business, having a stellar product or offering a great range of services is just the start. Of course, you can’t run a business without this, but there is much more to know and do in order to have a business that can really thrive. One aspect of leading a […].

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dune 2021

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The new Dune movie was one of the casualties of the 2020 movie season thanks to COVID-19. Originally scheduled to hit theaters in December of 2020, Dune didn’t see release until this weekend, October 2021.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Host A Leadership Book Fair

Joseph Lalonde

Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Scholastic book fairs that happened regularly at your elementary school? I vividly remember tables upon tables of books. Each one was more enticing than the last.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Night At The Roxbury

Joseph Lalonde

A Night At The Roxbury was a spin-off movie from Saturday Night Live. It starred The Roxbury guys Doug (Chris Kattan) and Steve Butabi (Will Ferrell). These guys would go out clubbing in their rayon suits and try to pick up women. Their methods were crude and ineffective. They were trainwrecks.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

Joseph Lalonde

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie. Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle.

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5 Questions Leaders Should Ask When Watching A Movie

Joseph Lalonde

Join the Reel Leadership Author Community by pre-ordering Reel Leadership Entertainment… The traditional line of thought with entertainment is that it is a mindless activity. There’s no redeeming value.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.