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“It’s about how to live the Christian life without being insufferable and, at the same time, to make a difference. I commend this book to you. The truths herein go deep and you will think about them the rest of your life.” - Dr. Steve Brown, Professor Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando)

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"This story will inspire and equip you. As great mentoring stories do, this work becomes even more powerful as you share the principles you love."

- Dondi Scumaci, author of Career Moves and Ready, Set...Grow

Inverted Leadership is all about…

 …Gospel-centered servant leadership: focusing on others as a way to help them become better versions of themselves. I teach a leadership philosophy called Confident Humility that can help improve every area of your life. Confident Humility balances the two seemingly opposite ideas of confidence (being sure of who God has created you to be), and humility (self-forgetfulness, focusing on others, using your gifts to serve others).

 If you haven't heard it yet, check out my podcast interview on Dan Thomas's 'Teamwork' podcast! Check it out here:  http://www.imdanthomas.com/how-to-lead-with-confident-humility/

If you haven't heard it yet, check out my podcast interview on Dan Thomas's 'Teamwork' podcast! Check it out here: http://www.imdanthomas.com/how-to-lead-with-confident-humility/

This type of leadership hinges on three principles: 

1) Lead Where You Are

2) Be the First

3) Lead Through Learning

To learn more, watch the video below, or click on the RLL Blog tab above to see my weekly updates, which contain "Excellent, life-enhancing wisdom..." according to Bob Burg (bestselling co-author of 'The Go-Giver').

I'm excited to be speaking at various locations this fall, including Pensacola, Huntsville, Orlando, Montevallo, Jacksonville, and Anniston. Let me know how I can help your organization as well!

Be sure to check out my guest post (published on 4/27/18) for Joseph Lalonde's leadership website here: http://www.jmlalonde.com/3-steps-self-awareness-leaders/

Confident Humility is all about using your gifts to serve other people. I do this by teaching about values and virtues. Come on in to learn more!

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In addition to speaking about leadership, I also apply the principles of Confident Humility in three other messages. These are on the topics of education, relationships in blended families, and the study of history:

  1. What Are You Doing Here? - This presentation focuses on the effect of Confident Humility on education, both for teachers and for students. It examines how our motives and our understanding of the purpose of education shape the results. Key takeaways: focus on values, virtues, and skills, not test scores and technology. The goal is better people, not just better students.

  2. Four Parents, Two Houses - Confident Humility is necessity for proper relationships, and this message focuses on how it will help improve difficult relationships between adults or between adults and children. Key takeaways: be willing to get shortchanged in the short-term in order to have better harmony in the long-term; compromise and flexibility are absolutely necessary.

  3. Why History Matters - The study of history expands and increases our understanding of who we are and who we are becoming, and this message shows how history, when studied through the lens of Confident Humility, helps us grow as people while also becoming less judgmental of others. Key takeaways: the answer to "why" is almost always in the past, so let's find it; by studying what has come before, we can have a greater impact on what will come after.

 

 Speaking at the Jacksonville State University International House: around 30 students representing over 20 different countries, all in one room!

Speaking at the Jacksonville State University International House: around 30 students representing over 20 different countries, all in one room!


TESTIMONALS

Joel came and spoke to some of our high school athletes, and in his presentation he did a great job of explaining how to be a leader. He interacted well with them, his examples were applicable to their lives, and most of all he was real with them. We’d love to have him come back and speak to other groups at our school!
— Samantha Darby, Oxford (AL) City Schools
Joel took the time to get to know us for who we were, and then challenged us to become the best versions of ourselves we could be. He will continue to be one of the best figures for motivation, wisdom, and guidance for years to come because that’s the type of person he is—the type of person he will challenge you to be.
— Brandon Schoening, Operations Coordinator II at BBVA Compass (Birmingham, AL)
As soon as Joel finished, several members asked me if he could come and speak again at another event we had going on later that evening! I strongly recommend him to come and speak to other organizations, leadership or executive teams, or to anyone who wants to be encouraged about the possibilities of positive, servant-based leadership.
— Belva Durham, Project Director, Senior Center Services, East AL Regional Planning & Development Commission (Anniston, AL)
Joel did a phenomenal job and kept my teens and college students engaged throughout his lesson. He made us tear up, laugh out loud, and nod our head incessantly from beginning to end. I strongly recommend Joel for your speaking needs regardless of the event.
— Rene Zeringue, Associate Minister (Ohatchee Church of Christ)
Listening to Joel speak, I always find myself engaged. His use of story-telling keeps my attention despite my battle with adult ADD, and his message left a great impact.
— Jamie Barkley, HS Teacher and Coach (Glencoe High School, Glencoe, AL)

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