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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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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 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.”

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.

10 Ways To Motivate Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

The struggle in motivating your team is that there are so many different ways to motivate them. Every person on your team is unique. Each one has a unique way they are motivated. The challenge for you is to discover how your team members are motivated.

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.

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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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.

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?

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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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney’s Pocahontas

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article Disney’s Pocahontas released in 1995 and is an animated romantic musical. Yeah, that’s quite the mix but Disney’s formula works for Pocahontas.

Use Your Setback For Your Comeback

Joseph Lalonde

How Your Failure Sets You Up For An Epic Comeback Setbacks… Something you hate to experience. Something that tells you that you’re not good enough. That you should just go home. When you experience a setback, you feel like you’re 3 steps further back than when you began.

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3 Simple Activities To Improve Your Health

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader Becoming healthier in your leadership and life doesn’t have to be difficult. Though we often make health more difficult than it should be. There are simple activities you can do every day to improve your health. You just have to be mindful of them.

How To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series You may be asking yourself a simple question by now. That question is: How do I become a disciplined leader? The answer is simple. You do what a disciplined does. Photo by Dan Roizer. A disciplined leader: Trains his mind-. There are things he wants to do.

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How To Maintain Good Personal Relationships When You’re Busy Leading

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter Man, being a leader makes you busy. When I begin to think of all the things on my plate, I begin to wonder how I’m able to fit everything into my week.

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How To Make Leadership Less Lonely

Joseph Lalonde

If you ask a leader what his biggest struggle with is in leadership, you will often hear a single answer. Leadership is lonely. I have no one to go to with my leadership struggles. It’s a fact of life that leadership can be lonely.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paddington 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paddington Bear (Ben Wishaw) once again makes an appearance on the big screen.

Interview With Garry Ridge – CEO Of WD-40: Cultivating A Culture Of Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Garry Ridge is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Incredibles 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Almost 14 years ago, the original Incredibles movie released. Audiences were captivated by the adventures of Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (Craig T.

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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Leaders As Control Freaks

Joseph Lalonde

A control freak refers to a person who must be in control of all things and people. This is the micromanager who nitpicks about performance to such an extent workers are emotionally exhausted and anxious. Photo by Alejandro Alvarez.

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.

Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

The day started off like a normal day or so it seemed. I awoke to my alarm going off. From there, I got dressed, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and spent a relaxing day with Lok. I also tossed in a quick workout on the elliptical. However, partway through the day, I started to feel groggy.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article This past weekend, the last movie in the Maze Runner series released. First, we were given The Maze Runner in 2014. The sequel was The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in 2015. Last, but not least, we were treated to The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Rob Bell’s The Heretic

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Heretic is an original documentary about the former pastor of Mars Hill, Rob Bell. Rob Bell rose to fame in West Michigan as he began preaching at Mars Hill church and started a series of short films that were spiritual reflections on life.

Greatness Comes At A Cost

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone talks about wanting to be great. They claim they want to make a difference in the world. But is that the truth? Do people really want to be great? I don’t believe they do. Greatness comes at a cost. A cost many people aren’t willing to pay.

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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 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.

Leadership, Passion, And Transformation

Joseph Lalonde

I’m sure quite a few of you were in diapers as I was immersed as a teen in this 1970’s commercial about Enjoli perfume.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Previously, Angelina Jolie brought the video game Tomb Raider to the big screen. Now Alicia Vikander takes over the moniker of Lara Croft and is the lead actress in the newest Tomb Raider movie. Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Kin The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Kin tells the story of Elijah Solinski (Myles Truitt), his ex-con brother Jimmy Solinski (Jack Reynor), and former stripper Milly (Zoe Kravitz). Eli (what Elijah goes by in Kin) and Jimmy are fleeing Taylor Balik (James Franco), a crime lord who Jimmy owes $60,000.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paul: Apostle Of Christ Movie

Joseph Lalonde

I recently was invited to an advance screening of the new Christian movie Paul: Apostle Of Christ. Paul: Apostle Of Christ shares the last days of Paul as he and Luke spend time together in Mamertine Prison and Luke writes down Paul’s story.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Black Panther is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before the character packed Avengers: Infinity War releases May 8th, 2018. With the previous Marvel movies, Black Panther had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, Black Panther delivered. Credit: Marvel/Disney.

How Leadership Is A Relationship

Joseph Lalonde

For many, thinking of leadership as a relationship is difficult. Too many people consider leadership a position, a role to play. Yet leadership is much more than the day to day activities you partake in to run your organization.

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.

What To Do When You Doubt Yourself As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Lessons From Black Lightning I had the pleasure of meeting comic book writer Tony Isabella in October 2017. Tony is the creator of the DC Comics first African American superhero Black Lightning.