Joseph Lalonde

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.

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.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tom Hank’s Greyhound

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. While movie theaters are still closed around the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie production companies are finding ways to release their movies to the world.

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.

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!

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.

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.

5 Books Christian Leaders Should Read In July 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Must Read Books For July 2020! Leaders are readers… Or maybe I should say Leaders Are Learners. Either way, one of the quickest ways to learn is through reading great books.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Artemis Fowl

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Movie fans rejoice, there was a new movie recently released that wasn’t a Netflix exclusive. This movie was scheduled to be released in the theaters but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney chose to release the movie to their Disney+ streaming service. That movie?

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.

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I Want More Toxic People In My Life

Joseph Lalonde

At the beginning of every new year, you see people making declarations. I’m going to be a better person. I will move on from old hurts. Or, and I love this one, I will get the toxic people out of my life. Who are the toxic people in your life? Are they really toxic?

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!

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.

You’re Doing Just Fine During This Crisis Even If You’re Not Growing

Joseph Lalonde

It’s easy to get sucked into the world of Facebook or Instagram during times of crisis. You can lose yourself in fun images, inspirational quotes, and social media squabbles. I know I’ve lost myself in social media more than I’d like.

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18 Quotes From Amazing Books

Joseph Lalonde

Reading is one of the easiest, quickest ways to increase your knowledge. You can get the wisdom and experience of an author distilled down into a 150-300 page book. The author pours his heart and soul into the book. He reflects back on his past experiences.

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What Doesn’t Matter In A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

There are so many things we think matter that don’t. We discover what truly matters in a crisis. I hope you’re discovering what matters and what doesn’t matter throughout this crisis. I have. You may be shocked at what I’m about to share.

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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.

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.

What Good Can Come From The Coronavirus?

Joseph Lalonde

You may think this is an odd question. Maybe it’s even out of bounds for most people to ask. But I want to have you take a minute to think about this. Think about the following question: What good can come from the Coronavirus? I know the Coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world.

Are You Addicted To Struggle Porn?

Joseph Lalonde

We already know traditional pornography is dangerous. Watching porn changes the way our minds are wired and gives us an unhealthy view of sex. There’s even more issues with porn than I can list. Men, especially, struggle with porn. The allure of a beautiful woman.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Just Mercy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Just Mercy has been on my “to-watch” list for some time. It slipped by me while it was in the theater. I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to watch this challenging film on the big screen.

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How To Support Your Team During The Coronavirus Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

The Coronavirus has shown us how quickly businesses can be shut down. Government mandates can come quickly. They can effectively make your business grind to a halt. If you’re not prepared. Once a government mandate comes to close your business, what do you do?

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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.

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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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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What Is God Trying To Tell Leaders During A Crisis?

Joseph Lalonde

These are trying times. Your business may be shut down. You may be on unemployment or looking for a new employer. Or you may still have your position but it sure looks different. When a crisis hits, things change. And leaders are left there wondering what is going on.

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How To Determine If A Crisis Is Really A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

As the COVID-19 crisis hit the world, very few leaders thought this viral outbreak would be as big as it is. Many leaders thought it would come and go. COVID-19 hasn’t come and gone. It’s left businesses, non-profits, and families in ruins. Not all crises are the same.

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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.

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. The world is in utter chaos as the Coronavirus spreads across nations. The spread of the Coronavirus has disrupted much of our normal lives… Including visits to the local movie theaters. Theaters are shuttered around the world. This means no new movies!!!

How Are You Impacting Those You Meet?

Joseph Lalonde

I’m still digesting much of the content I took in at the Catalyst Leadership Conference in Atlanta this past October. There were so many memorable speakers and quotes it’s hard to implement everything I learned.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Top Gun

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. Muscle-bound guys. Volleyball on the beach. Fast jets. It’s gotta be an 80’s movie. And it is! Top Gun, the classic Tom Cruze, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Meg Ryan movie is jam-packed with leadership lessons.

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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Overcomer Movie

Joseph Lalonde

Overcomer is the latest film from the Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen. They produce movies under the company of Kendrick Brothers Productions.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Onward

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Had I not seen the previews for the movie Onward, I don’t think Pam and I would have gone to see it. The title was nondescript and didn’t inspire anything in me to see the movie. However, the previews convinced us to see this new movie. And I’m glad I did.

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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Staying Connected During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

A crisis makes you rethink life. It makes you reconsider what’s important and what is not. The COVID-19 crisis has done this for me. With the shelter-at-home and social distancing policies, connections can become a hard thing to maintain during a crisis.

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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.

5 Things To Not Do During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

Who knows when the COVID-19 crisis will end. I don’t. You don’t. The world doesn’t. That’s okay. We don’t need to know when a crisis will end. We only need to know how to lead through a crisis. However, too many leaders lead poorly through a crisis.

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Why Many Leaders Failed To Prepare For The COVID-19 Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

We never know when a crisis will hit. Something that will rock us to the core. Something that may even shutter the doors of our organization. COVID-19 showed us how ill-prepared many businesses were when it comes to a time of crisis.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Extraction

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In the last couple of Reel Leadership articles, I mentioned there haven’t been movie releases since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. I have to retract that statement.

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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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.