Joseph Lalonde

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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The Areas A Leader Must Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. When you think of balancing your life, what do you think of? You probably think of balancing work and family. These two areas are the first things people think of when they think of balancing life. And for good reason.

The Tightrope Walk Of Work-Life Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. Everyone wants more time to spend with their wife, their children, or their friends. Work seems to get in the way of this quite often. Even more so, work tends to consume other parts of our lives. Many people have their work-life balance out of whack.

The Challenges Of A Job Transition

Joseph Lalonde

I haven’t had a lot of experience with job transitions. However, the job transitions I’ve had, have exposed me to the challenges you will face when switching jobs. Most recently, I switched companies and experienced the challenges once more.

5 Ways To Team Build

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team. You know how to motivate your team now. We’ve talked plenty about that over the last month. But what does it take to build a strong, cohesive team? You have the groundwork laid. And it’s a firm foundation. Yet you will have to do more if you want to team build.

Quotes And Leadership From First Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When the movie First Man was released, there was a huge controversy. What was the controversy? First Man doesn’t show the astronaut Neil Armstrong planting the United States flag when he sets foot on the moon.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Venom The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Despite the Disney and 21st Century Fox inches closer to closing, 21st Century Fox still has a couple of superhero movies left in the queue. Gambit, Dark Phoenix, and The New Mutants are all upcoming Marvel movies. They’ve also recently released another Marvel movie.

Leadership Lessons From Unstoppable

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article (Guest Article by James Schreier). Unstoppable is the 2010 film based loosely on a real incident of a runaway train. Generally praised for its action and described as a “great popcorn film,” it grossed $167 million.

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How To Train Your Team To Look Forward

Joseph Lalonde

A major roadblock in many organizations is motivating your team to look forward. It’s not because the team isn’t smart. They’re probably a world-class team. However, there are issues in motivating them and training your team to look forward.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Crazy Rich Asians

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article What do you get when you cross My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a cast of Asians? You get the hilarious, entertaining, enjoyable movie Crazy Rich Asians.

Shine Your Light

Joseph Lalonde

You’re scared. I get that. I’ve been scared before too. Some days, I still am scared. I’m scared of the potential within me. And I’m scared I’m not living up to that potential. Worse, I’m scared of what the potential inside of me is capable of.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Predator 4

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Predator is the fourth film in the Predator movie series. This time around, a Predator ship crash lands on Earth. An Army Ranger team is attacked by the Predator (Brian A. Prince). And then we discover there’s more to this Predator than we had once believed.

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Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff

Joseph Lalonde

A big mistake many leaders make is assuming their team doesn’t need to be motivated. That their team can come in ready to work because they’re being paid. That’s a fair assumption… If our teams were robots. Robots don’t need to be motivated.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbroken: Path To Redemption

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 2014, Angelina Jolie directed the amazing Unbroken movie. Unbroken told the fascinating story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Louie was always in trouble. That’s when his older brother, Pete, steps in and takes him under his wing.

Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader There are plenty of ways to become a healthy leader. I’ve shared various ways you can become a healthy leader over the last couple of weeks. Today, I wanted to bring new voices to the civanonversation on what a healthy leader looks like.

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15 Leadership Quotes On Rest

Joseph Lalonde

You’re constantly giving to those you’re leading. You give your time, your energy, and your ideas. All of these activities can drain you of your energy. To be the best leader you can be, you need to learn to rest.

Experience Isn’t Everything

Joseph Lalonde

Longtime readers of my website know I have a love of ice climbing. Attempting to climb frozen waterfalls on a chilly day, what could be better? Nothing, in my opinion but yours may differ. Image by Rick Elrod. I’ve been climbing every year for the last 6 years.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the Equalizer 2. Robert serves as an avenging angel. He goes after those who prey on the weak and the powerless. When one of his close friends is murdered, he sets out on a mission.

Setbacks Aren’t Permanent. Sometimes They’re Needed

Joseph Lalonde

A week into my training for the Grand Rapids Marathon I’m running to raise money to help children in Africa have access to clean water (you can help by going HERE and donating any amount you’re able to), I was on the sideline. I couldn’t run.

If Only People Came With Warning Labels

Joseph Lalonde

Life could be so much easier… If only people came with warning labels. You may be thinking “Yes! That’d be awesome. I could easily see the toxic people in my life.” ” or “I could recognize the people who will cause me trouble.”

Rediscover Your Imagination

Joseph Lalonde

Do you remember what it was like growing up? I do… And I miss those days. Not only because of the freedom I felt when I was riding my bike with friends. Or rollerblading down streets by myself trying to go faster. Those were great.

What All The World’s Leaders Studied In School (2018 Edition)

Joseph Lalonde

When you’re deciding what to study at college, the chances are that not many of us would have been thinking about which subject would be best for putting us on the path to the White House, or 10 Downing Street, or the Kremlin.

The Art of Feeling On Purpose: Creating a Personal Environment of Success

Joseph Lalonde

Every external manifestation of success—whether it’s a business venture that is taking off, an ad campaign that’s gone viral, or a sports team that has gained the winning edge—comes about as a direct result of the environment that has been created by and between each of the players.

Peak Performance Strategies To Help You Conquer As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

We all want to experience positive growth in life both as leaders and as individuals. It has always been the greatest desire of every human. Though some attain greatness while others don’t. Stay with me.

To Motivate Others, You Must Do This

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team Do you really want your team to become more motivated? Do you want them to have enthusiasm and joy when they come to work? Photo by Andre Hunter. Well, if you do, you’ve got some work to do as well! Having a motivated team isn’t about the team being motivated.

The Habits Of A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You have to discipline (duh!) yourself and break yourself of the bad habits you’ve created. You’re going to have to create new habits. The habits of a disciplined leader. Photo by Saffu. Are you ready?

Catalyst Atlanta 2018 Recap

Joseph Lalonde

I have a hard time believing Catalyst Atlanta 2018 has come to an end. It’s been a few days and I’ve had time to ponder what transpired and the words of wisdom spoken over the Infinite Energy Arena where church leaders from around the world.

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Stop Shoulding… Start Doing

Joseph Lalonde

Are you shoulding everywhere? I far too often find myself shoulding. And I know I shouldn’t should myself. You shouldn’t should yourself either. Shoulding yourself puts you in a bad spot. But what is shoulding? Shoulding is the act of saying “I should take care of my estimated taxes” or “I should spend more time with my wife. She really […] The post Stop Shoulding… Start Doing appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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The Disciplines Of A Healthy Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Healthy leaders are disciplined leaders. They know they have to take their thoughts captive and break their will. To be truly disciplined is to be broken but whole. At first glance, this doesn’t make sense. How can someone be broken yet whole?

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What Team Motivation Looks Like

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team You’re getting ready to bring in a motivational speaker. Someone who will really get the troops riled up. You know this is just the thing your team needs to get motivated. Photo by Jeremy Perkins.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article.

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Leading Is About People’s Lives

Joseph Lalonde

A sad trend I’ve seen in leadership is the focus on self. Leadership has, for a time, become more about the leader than the people. And leadership isn’t about the leader. Leadership is about the people. Photo by Ezra Jeffrey. This is a leadership truth you have to remember as you lead.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avengers: Infinity War

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The last ten years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a slow build that ended this weekend.

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3 Steps To Self-Awareness For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

In the midst of being put on trial for corrupting the youth of Athens, Socrates uttered the famous line, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He was well aware of the fact that, in order to truly live and lead as we ought, we first have to know who we are.

Convenience Is The Enemy

Joseph Lalonde

There are days when I long for my runs with Lok the Vizsla to be easy. I don’t want to feel like I taxed my body or pushed myself further than I thought I could go. I want my runs to be convenient. Photo by Mitchel Lensink. And yet my runs aren’t convenient.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Skyscraper

Joseph Lalonde

When I first saw the trailer for Skyscraper with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I was hooked. The trailer for Skyscraper looked like a cross between my favorite Christmas movie Die Hard and Liam Neeson’s Taken. With those two movies combined, it had to be good.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The new basketball comedy movie Uncle Drew tells the story of Dax (Lil Rel Howery) and his dreams of having a winning team in the Rucker Classic street basketball tournament. The Rucker Classic takes place in Harlem and the competition is fierce.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Memorial Day weekend 2018 saw the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars Story series: Solo. Solo tells the origin story of the beloved pilot of the Millenium Falcon. And what a backstory he had.