Leaders & Decision Making: How It Can Badly Impact Others

This Unseen Influence Can Ruin Everything

“Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less”

This is leadership guru John Maxwell’s simple, core definition for what leadership is.

It applies in any context like work, family, ministries, and organizations.

I don’t know about you but I find the idea of influence and impact to be highly energizing. Who doesn’t want to see their life have influence and impact?

Decision making can go wrong. Make it go right

Image by Rhys Asplundh

But, influencing lives can have a dark, scary side… at the same time you are influencing others:

Your decisions WILL impact the lives of others… for good or for bad.

That is a sobering reality.

Read on to learn about some hidden factors that can cause your decisions to turn out badly (for everyone)… and what you can do about it.

Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. What do they represent? How can they be interpreted? How can I use numbers to extrapolate data?

All of these questions run through my mind when looking over analytical data.

Most popular blog posts

That’s why I’m glad Google provides Google Analytics for websites. Google Analytics lets me take a quick and easy look at the numbers behind my website.

Sometimes I’m surprised. Other times I’m not.

But one of the fascinating things I find is the most popular posts on this website. They’re not always what I think they would be and they’re probably not what you would think either.

Today, I want to share with you the top 10 leadership blog posts from my website.

Top 10 Blog Posts On Joseph Lalonde

1. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

2. 10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Intern

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Thor: Ragnarok

A Reel Leadership Article

Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor for the blockbuster movie Thor: Ragnarok. This is the third time Hemsworth has been featured in a stand-alone Thor film (surprisingly, I have not done a Reel Leadership article on the other 2 Thor films).

Thor: Ragnarok changes tones for the third film. Ragnarok feels more like a buddy comedy than full-on action/superhero. And that’s not a bad thing.

Leadership lessons and quotes from Thor: Ragnarok

The previous Thor films ranked on the lower end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for me. They always felt like a letdown. Thor: Ragnarok doesn’t. Instead, Thor: Ragnarok delivers.

Not only does Thor: Ragnarok deliver in laughs, action, and adventure, Thor: Ragnarok delivers in leadership lessons as well.

Caution: Thor: Ragnarok spoilers below

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Thor: Ragnarok

1. Thor:

Because that’s what heroes do.

5 Thoughts On Sneezing Jesus By Brian Hardin

Sneezing Jesus: How God Redeems Our Humanity

I have to say I was intrigued when I received the book, Sneezing Jesus. The title is intriguing. What could Sneezing Jesus be about?

The book asks the question: Are you ready to be human? This seems counterintuitive. After all, aren’t we all human?

We need to sneeze Jesus

Sneezing Jesus delves into this question and more. And reveals truths that you may not have thought about before.

Within the first few pages of Sneezing Jesus, Hardin had me hooked. He makes the point that Jesus saddled Himself with indigestion and urination and all manner of humanness. Too often, we overlook Jesus’ human-side as we look at His divine side.

But where does this take us? What do Jesus’ indigestion and urination and other bodily functions have to do with being human? More importantly, what does it have to do with us spreading Jesus’ love to others?

Connect With The Right People

The right people will propel you forward

Paul Sohn and I once again hosted the annual Influencer Meetup At Catalyst (formerly the Catalyst Blogger Meetup). This event brought in over 50 attendees who are influencers in various spheres (blogging, podcasting, YouTube, writing, etc).

Not only did we bring in influencers, we brought in people who could help move those influencers forward. There were book publishers and agents that also attended. There were content creators looking for new voices.

Image of Paul Sohn, Greg Atkinson, Chester Goad, and others at the Influencer Meetup At Catalyst

By bringing these two groups together, Paul and I created an atmosphere where magic could happen. Influencers looking to get their voice hear had the chance to be heard by potential publishers. Publishers looking for new voices had the ears of potential clients. This was a win-win for both groups of people.

The Influencer Meetup At Catalyst was a connecting place.