Joseph Lalonde

6 Uncomfortable Leadership Decisions

Joseph Lalonde

The longer you’re in a leadership position, the more decisions you will have to make. These decisions… They’re not always going to be easy. In fact, many of the decisions you’re going to make as a leader will be uncomfortable.

4 Things To Remember As You Lead

Joseph Lalonde

The longer we lead, the more distant we can become from those we lead. We forget what it was like to be in their position. Some may have never been in a leadership position before. There’s plenty more that we need to remember as we lead.

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10 Things To Be Thankful For This Year

Joseph Lalonde

The holiday season always makes me reflect. Holidays bring about thoughts of family, friends, work, and life in general. There’s always something to reflect upon. This Thanksgiving holiday is no different. We’re one day away from spending time with family, friends, or alone.

How to Differentiate between Self-confidence and Arrogance

Joseph Lalonde

Scientific research shows that human beings are not always good at evaluating the true qualities of leadership, and are even occasionally attracted to the arrogant confidence that some leaders exhibit.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. The critically acclaimed Black Panther movie starring Chadwick Boseman was released in 2018. Boseman was hailed as the quintessential Black Panther.

Take The Time To Breathe

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever feel like there’s no time to breathe in your day? You’ve found ways to cram more and more into your daily schedule. Yet, you feel like you’re drowning now more than ever. I’ve been there. It’s not a fun place to be.

How to Attract More Customers to Your Online Store

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. If you’re running a business, attracting more customers is likely one of your top priorities.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brave

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Brave is unique because it is the first Pixar Studios Disney Princess movie. Until the 2012 release of Brave, all Disney princesses were strictly Disney properties.

How To Make Failure A Regular Part Of Your Life

Joseph Lalonde

You probably don’t remember your early years of trying to walk. You’d push yourself up, stumble around, and then fall flat on your bum. Maybe you even cried a bit.

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5 Tips For Leaving A Job Well

Joseph Lalonde

A job is not a forever position. Throughout your life, you will have multiple jobs. The current tenure for a job is right around the 5 year mark. This job stat means you will likely have 6 or more jobs in a 30-year career. That’s a lot of jobs! However, it is the reality these days.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

How Leaders Communicate Dictates How Staff Communicates With Customers

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Photo by Headway on Unsplash. Good communication skills are essential for any leader to effectively manage their team, especially when it comes to customer service.

A Quick Guide to Expanding Your Online Business Into a Retail Company

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. There comes a time in every online business’s life when it must decide whether or not to expand into the physical world.

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Ways To Help Your Employees Reach Their Full Potential

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Employees are the lifeblood of any company. Without them, nothing would get done.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Blade Of The 47 Ronin

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Blade Of The 47 Ronin is a sequel to the 2013 Keanu Reeves film 47 Ronin. The new movie takes place 300 years after 47 Ronin.

When Core Values Become Harmful

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve probably heard a lot about core values. Every business needs to know what its core values are. With core values, you can guide your business in the ethical direction you want the business to go. Sounds great, right?

7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Scooby-Doo: The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. In 2002, the live-action Scooby-Doo movie ( get your copy here ), directed by Raja Gosnell and screenplay by James Gunn, was released.

3 Questions To Ask If You Want To Build Integrity

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently reading an excerpt from John Maxwell’s book Developing the Leader Within You. In one of the chapters, he writes about the difference between image-building and integrity-building. These questions really struck me. I believe integrity is the key to being a great leader.

5 Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Communication Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Communication is a critical aspect of leadership. You have to clearly communicate multiple things to those you lead. Some of the pieces you have to communicate may be: The vision of the organization. Your team’s mission. How to effectively complete a task. The love you have for your team.

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What You Can Do To Create & Maintain A Trustworthy Business

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. One of the best ways to ensure you are successful as a business owner is to build and cultivate trust.

The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Knight Rider 2000

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. The nostalgia movies from the ’80s and ’90s bring is powerful.

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How To Motivate Your Employees

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels: [link]. As a business owner, keeping your employees motivated is one of the most important things you can do.

We All Need Reminders

Joseph Lalonde

Just before I began writing this article, I received an email from a blog subscriber we’ll call Jack. He was sending me a thank you. Jack was reading an old article of mine in his inbox. The article spoke to him about his attitude that was souring. Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash.

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Leadership Lessons From A 200-Mile Ragnar Relay Race

Joseph Lalonde

A few months ago, I was approached by a local pastor to do something crazy. He had put together a team of runners to run the Ragnar Michigan relay. This run takes runners from Muskegon, Mi to Traverse City, Mi for a 200-ish mile run. The Dogman Bounty Runners At The Finish Of Ragnar 2022 Michigan.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

5 Steps to Take to Improve People Management Skills

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash. Whether you are starting your career as a manager or you are looking to develop in a position, there is always something to learn.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Woman King

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article We’ve heard the fictional story of the women warriors of the Dora Milaje in the movie Black Panther. Imagine if they were real. They may have been. The Woman King is based on a true story.

5 Ways To Pray For The Team You Lead

Joseph Lalonde

Prayer should be a part of every believer’s lifestyle. Prayer keeps you close to God and is like a direct line to Him. Many leaders want to pray for their teams. They desire to see their team prosper, be successful, and grow. Photo by Jack Sharp on Unsplash.

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Customer Experience: The New Battlefield for Business

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. In a world where customers can easily take their business elsewhere, it’s more important than ever to focus on providing excellent customer experiences.

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.

5 Leadership Books To Read In November 2022

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of the month, and that means it is book time ! We like to take this time of the month to look at some of the best books for leaders to read. I love sharing these books because it helps get the word out about these fantastic reads, and they also get great books into your hands.

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The Power Of Changing Your Mind

Joseph Lalonde

People are stubborn. Once they have a belief, they struggle to reimagine something new. Now, if people are stubborn, leaders can be hard-headed and impossible to change! Not really. However, it is how we feel sometimes. We hold tight to our ideals. We believe we know best.

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Quiet Quitting: The New Leadership Boogeyman

Joseph Lalonde

If you click on any business or leadership-related blog recently, you’ve probably bumped into the new leadership boogeyman: QUIET QUITTING. Quiet Quitting isn’t ghosting an employer by not showing up and quitting that way.

Stop Training Your Employees To Not Try

Joseph Lalonde

When employees step out of their comfort zone and try something new, magical things happen. Google allows its employees to spend 20% of their time working on pet projects. These pet projects are things the employee sees that could benefit Google. Most organizations are not like Google.

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.

Have A GROW Plan

Joseph Lalonde

A leader is constantly looking for ways to grow. This could be through reading books, active engagement, listening to others, or other forms of learning. But… Not many leaders have a GROW plan. A GROW plan helps leaders have a short acronym to remember their plans to grow.

Leaders Are Dream Releasers

Joseph Lalonde

As people come onto your team, they put their trust in you. They believe you are going to lead them in the right direction. Maybe even help them achieve their dreams. Sadly, too many leaders believe their people are there to work for them and them alone.

Do Just A Little

Joseph Lalonde

Our tasks can seem so daunting. We’ve got to clean the whole house. The financial statements must be completed. Or we have to lose 40 pounds. Wow… When you think about the whole, the issues before us seem so monumental. We don’t know how we’re going to get things done.

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10 Ways to Develop Strong Leadership Skills in Your Adolescence

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Leadership is not a quality that is innate in some people and not others. Anyone can develop the skills necessary to be an effective leader.

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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.