Joseph Lalonde

Direction Over Speed

Joseph Lalonde

Speed has been the focus of many leaders. We’ve been pushed to be more efficient, quicker to release, and the first to market. Everything tells us that speed is good. What if I told you this was wrong? What if speed wasn’t as good as we’ve made it out to be?

It All Starts With Trust

Joseph Lalonde

Trust. We all want to be trusted. What we often don’t do is trust those we lead. We hire a new employee. We begin to think of ways the employee may cheat the company. We’ve broken a bond of trust. The employee may not realize it. Slowly but surely, the employee will begin […].

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic World: Dominion

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Jurassic World trilogy has ended with the latest entry: Jurrasic World: Dominion. The last film in the series had an interesting premise. We got to see what the world would look like if the genetically brought back dinosaurs lived with humans.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Lightyear

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I was excited for the 5th movie in the Toy Story series. While not a Toy Story movie in name, Lightyear tells the origin stories of Buzz Lightyear (Chris Pine) and Zurg (James Brolin). We find out that Buzz Lightyear is based on a movie Andy had seen as a child.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Top Gun: Maverick

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The new Top Gun: Maverick flew into theaters on Memorial Day weekend in what could be the best sequel ever to be released. After years of days due to COVID-19, we were treated to a masterpiece of a movie. Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

Pay It Forward

Joseph Lalonde

After our Easter Sunday church service, I had the opportunity to talk to a young man I’ve had a few conversations with. I wanted to touch base with him because of something exciting that had happened to him. His band, The American Hotel System, won the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi.

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Train, Train, Train

Joseph Lalonde

As I’m continuing to make my running comeback after COVID-19, the importance of training and training has been at the forefront of my mind. COVID took me down as I saw growth in my running. My personal record for the half marathon happened days before I could not move for days.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Elvis The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Many people think they know the story of Elvis Presley (portrayed by the great Austin Butler). A great musician who rose to prominence. Then, losing it all due to a battle with drugs and obesity. The new Elvis movie introduces us to another villain in the life of Elvis.

How To Find Help When You Need It

Joseph Lalonde

Early in my career as an Information Technology manager, I felt as if I had to have the answer to any question that came my way. My desire to have all the answers caused a lot of issues, as you can imagine.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Adam Project

Joseph Lalonde

The Adam Project is a Netflix original movie.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

How To Stay Positive

Joseph Lalonde

In studying leadership, one of the most effective traits of a leader that I’ve seen repeated again and again is the ability to stay positive. We’re not talking Poylanna positivity or pie in the sky. We’re talking honest-to-goodness positivity that’s rooted in reality.

5 Leadership Books To Read In June 2022

Joseph Lalonde

A leader is always learning. One of those ways to continue to learn is to continue to read. Every book you read, you begin to consume what someone has taken years to learn. You bypass the painful learning process by allowing others to learn for you. Then you learn through them.

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9 Leadership Traits You Can Learn From Your Dog

Joseph Lalonde

Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. They bring joy to our lives and teach us about friendship, loyalty, and love. But did you know dogs can also teach us important lessons about leadership? Many of you have heard of my dog, Lok. He’s a Vizsla, one of […].

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Psych 3: This Is Gus

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I remember watching the original Psych television series on the USA Network. I would laugh my head off at the crazy antics of the fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday Rodriguez) and his sidekick Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill).

40 Leadership Lessons Learned In 40 Years

Joseph Lalonde

Today, I’m deviating from the theme of love and leadership. Instead, I want to share 40 leadership lessons learned in 40 years of life. It’s strange to think I’ll no longer qualify for a 40 under 40 list. I’m more likely to qualify for an AARP mailing. That’s okay.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Batman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Matt Reeves’ The Batman will go down as a classic Batman movie. It may even rival my love for the original Tim Burton Batman films.

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3 Ways To Figure Out What To Do Next

Joseph Lalonde

Whether you’re making the next leap in your career, trying to decide what to have for dinner, or how to move the business forward, we’re always trying to figure out what to do next. We don’t always make the best choice, but we keep moving forward.

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20 Inspirational Quotes about Leadership and Inspiration

Joseph Lalonde

I love looking through powerful and inspiring quotes. They help me to recenter my thought-life. They also help me get the get-up-and-go that I need to when I’m down. What about you? Do you love quotes? Then, you’re going to love this article.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Turning Red

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In what has to be one of the most controversial Pixar/Disney movies released in recent history, Turning Red is stirring up controversy. My Facebook feed is full of people concerned about the message sent in this movie.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Memory

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Memory is the latest Liam Neeson movie. If you don’t know who Liam Neeson is, he is famous for his role in Taken and other films where he has a specific set of skills. Memory follows the same formula.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Lost City

Joseph Lalonde

The Lost City is surprising audiences. I wasn’t sure what to expect when Pamela and I went to the Cinema Carousel to watch the movie. It looked interesting with Sandra Bullock as Loretta and Channing Tatum as Alan (and Dash the cover model). The movie excelled at the laughs.

Do You Want to Write a Book?

Joseph Lalonde

Do You Want to Write a Book?

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4 Ways To Grow Your Network

Joseph Lalonde

Besides your skills and abilities, your network is your best resource. Your network consists of friends, family members, colleagues, and former business partners. Sometimes, your network extends further than that.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

5 Leadership Lessons From Running

Joseph Lalonde

According to Country Living, today is Global Running Day. The purpose of Global Running Day is to encourage people to get out and run. I know, I know, most of you are groaning and dreading the thought of running. However, I have found running has multiple benefits. Especially for leaders.

Do You Have A Challenger Group?

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone talks about mastermind groups. These are groups of people who help you define your business ideas, become a better person, or encourage you. Mastermind groups are great. I’ve seen much of my success come from hanging out with similar, like-minded people.

5 Surefire Ways To Identify And Grow Potential Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Identifying and growing potential leaders can be tricky. You may not know what to look for or what you can do to develop these up-and-coming leaders. Despite this, you have to be able to identify and grow new leaders. These new leaders will be the ones to take your organization to the next level.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Marry Me

Joseph Lalonde

Marry Me is a newer rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez as music superstar Kat Valdez. She’s on a roll. It looks like she will go even further with the extravagant wedding to fellow singer Bastian (Maluma). Everything changes in a heartbeat for the superstar.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

20 Ways To Spot A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

A leader is not born but made. Leadership is a skill that can be honed and developed over time with the right guidance and support. There are many ways to spot a leader in the making, from their early childhood years all the way into their early twenties.

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Easy Ways To Motivate Employees So They Always Bring Their A-Game

Joseph Lalonde

Imagine this. You’ve just started trading and you have a team of employees at your beck and call. They’re making sales, liaising with customers, working on prototypes, and creating new marketing materials. For the first few weeks, everything is going great.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Everything Everywhere All At Once

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Few movies have received the praise I’ve seen for Everything Everywhere All At Once. My Facebook feed has been filled with praise from friends such as Greg Atkinson, Aaron Ponce, Soong-Chan Rah, Michael Frost, and others who convinced me to see this great movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore continues our journey into the magical world of Harry Potter.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Death On The Nile

Joseph Lalonde

Kenneth Branagh returns as super-sleuth Hercule Poirot. We last saw Poirot in Murder On The Orient Express. Death continues to follow him as he takes a trip to the Nile.

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5 Tips For Leading Through Trials

Joseph Lalonde

If you work in the professional world, you will face trials during your working life. If you’re fortunate, those trials will be short-lived, and you won’t have to deal with them more than once.

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How You Deal With Failure

Joseph Lalonde

Failure is inevitable. We will all face a situation we cannot overcome. A project may be scrapped. A relationship is lost. Or you burn the cheesecake you were baking. These are all seen as failures in one way or another. Think about how you would react in each situation?

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.

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.