Joseph Lalonde

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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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.

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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 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.

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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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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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.

Taking A Stand Hurts

Joseph Lalonde

Are you willing to take a stand for what you believe? Most leaders aren’t willing to truly stand for what they believe. Instead, they’re willing to sprinkle pleasant words that skirt around important issues. This happens in the church world and the business world equally.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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How To Have Real Conversations

Joseph Lalonde

Knowing how to have real conversations has value beyond the corporate world. While knowing how to have real conversations as a leader is important, you also need to know how to bring this skill to your everyday life.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ip Man 4: The Finale

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I’ve seen lots of talk about the Ip Man movies. People tend to rave about them. I didn’t know what the raving was all about. Now I do. I recently had the pleasure of watching Ip Man 4: The Finale. Ip (Pronounced like the IP in chip, not like I.P.)

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The New Mutants

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The long-delayed X-Men spin-off movie, New Mutants saw it’s release on the weekend of August 28th, 2020. This is almost 3 years after it was originally scheduled to premiere.

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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 Lead Upward

Joseph Lalonde

If you’re leading in an organization, there’s a good chance you’re not the top dog. Even then, you still have someone to answer to. This is why every leader needs to know how to lead upward. Leading upward is all about helping your boss or leader become better.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Soul Surfer: The Story Of Bethany Hamilton

Joseph Lalonde

Soul Surfer is the true-life story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb). Bethany’s story is harrowing. Bethany was an aspiring professional surfer. During one surfing session, a shark attacked Bethany and bit off her left arm at the shoulder.

Are You Ignoring Your Superpower?

Joseph Lalonde

Before I start this post, I want to say happy birthday to my beautiful bride. She turned 24 again for the umpteenth time yesterday. She’s a pillar of love and strength in our home. I love her more than I could ever convey.

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. And, his thought-life […] The post Lead With A Positive Attitude appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership

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.

Managing Triggers In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone brings their inner children to work with them. Some unhealed parts of us left unattended, however, bleed into our emotions and can affect our behavior. We see the consequences of unhealed parts of us acting out all the time. A colleague stops talking to you for no known reason.

Leading In A Time Of Crisis And COVID-19

Joseph Lalonde

We’re leading in a time like no other. With all of our technological advancements, we’re struggling to cope with the COVID-19 virus. It has sickened almost one million people and killed over 50,000. People are scared to go to work.

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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. It puts you in […] The post Know Your Limits appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Personal Development limits Personal development

Do You Really Love People?

Joseph Lalonde

The COVID-19 pandemic, or plandemic as some friends are calling it, and the recent racial issues have really broken my heart. I’ve watched long-time friends become bitter enemies. I’ve seen family members disown other family members. It’s sad. There’s so much hurt and bitterness over the issues at hand. Yet it is not just COVID-19 […] The post Do You Really Love People? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Relationships

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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Groundhog Day

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Many of us out there may feel like we’ve been repeating the same day over and over again since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Layoffs, lounging around the house, and rinse and repeat… The days can begin to blend together.

Life And Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Ravi Zacharias

Joseph Lalonde

To be honest, I wasn’t surprised to hear of the passing of Ravi Zacharias. Ravi had been diagnosed with cancer and his prognosis wasn’t good. Yesterday, May 15th, 2020, Ravi Zacharias passed away. It’s a blow to those in the Christian faith. Ravi was an Indian-born, Canadian-American Christian apologist. He helped many Christians understand their […] The post Life And Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Ravi Zacharias appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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. The recording took place at the historic Richard Rodgers Theater. This recording includes […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hamilton The Musical appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Peanut Butter Falcon

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed one of the best movies of 2019. My guess is you probably did as well. This movie flew under the radar. There wasn’t a lot of hype or advertising for it. However, the movie was stunning in its beauty and portrayals. That movie is The Peanut Butter Falcon.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

A Checklist For Challenging Times

Joseph Lalonde

If you’re feeling the world is changing more dramatically and abruptly than ever, you’re not alone. Major and unexpected shifts are becoming increasingly frequent. The global COVID-19 lockdown. The Black Lives Matter movement.

Thinking Small To Lead Through A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

Bang! A crisis hits and your mind begins to race with the possibilities. You try to run through every possible outcome in your mind. Most of them ending in disaster. Then there’s the master plan.

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How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus

Joseph Lalonde

Tough times begin to wear on people. That’s been the truth for many people lately. Layoffs. Job terminations. Trying to keep the business afloat. So much stress has been placed on the shoulders of leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is heavy. It hurts.

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How To Become A More Courageous Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders aren’t meant to be timid. They can’t run and hide from their problems or the problems of their teams. Leaders need to be courageous. They have to show courage in times of struggle. You may feel like a little church mouse, tip-toeing and avoiding the challenges of your day. Or you may feel like […] The post How To Become A More Courageous Leader appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership Personal Development courage

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

When a crisis hits, fear often comes with it. People are scared for their jobs and their health. They believe their way of living will change forever. Those things may be in danger during a crisis. And it’s okay to be scared. Yet, there is hope out there. We can… No, we will get through this crisis […] The post 7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Faith Leadership

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Space Jam

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In only what could be described as a truly ’90s move, Warner Brothers decided to create the movie Space Jam. Space Jam combines live-action acting with animation. It’s like Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but stranger.

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What Will Your New Normal Be?

Joseph Lalonde

Right now, we’re all experiencing a new normal. The world has been flipped upside down. The Coronavirus has ravaged countries across the planet. It’s something I never thought I would see. People laid off for an extended amount of time due to a global pandemic.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the ninth main entry in the original Star Wars movie series. Having spanned more than 40 years, The Rise Of Skywalker closed the book (supposedly) on the story of the Skywalkers.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.