Movies Are Not Junk Food for the Mind

Joseph Lalonde is an award-winning leadership blogger. He helps leaders understand how to use movies to improve their leadership skills and abilities.

Joseph has a unique way of teaching leadership. He found that many leadership training and teaching styles were boring. The way leadership is taught often takes away the fun of entertainment. Joseph believes leaders can learn from movies and that is what he has been doing for the last 10 years, using movies to teach leadership. He recently released his book, Reel Leadership, where he digs deeper into this topic and way of learning.

Joseph’s Website:, Book, Reel Leadership

Dr. Maria Church, Love Based Leadership, A Course in Leadership: 21 lessons on power, love and influence

Comic Con

Toastmasters, International

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Movie or Cinema Therapy

Marry Me (2022) Kat Coiro, Director

Stanley D. Williams, The Moral Premise

The Greatest Showman (2017) Michael Gracey, Director

Now, Voyager (1942) Irving Rapper, Director

Finding Nemo (2003) Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, Directors

Gregg Braden, Fractal Time, Website

Blacklight (2022) Mark Williams, Director

Brett McCracken

Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright, Director

Uncut Gems (2019) Benny and Josh Safdie

The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

Run the Mile You’re In, Ryan Hall

Team World Vision

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

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I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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