Follow My Lead: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow with John Eades

Every week on the Follow My Lead podcast, John Eades interviews exceptional leaders to extract their secrets and best practices to transfer knowledge to the leaders of tomorrow. The show focuses on helping modern professionals be better prepared to lead themselves and lead others. Popular topics include: Leadership, Management, and Motivation
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May 31, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 4, we are joined by Dr. Jessica Kriegel, a generational differences expert and author of Unfairly Labeled. She works as an Organizational Development Consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as an adviser and strategist in matters of organizational development, change management and talent development.

In 2013 she completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management with a specialization in Human Resources Development from Drexel University. She was awarded the Association of Talent Development "One to Watch" Award in 2015 and Training Magazine’s “Emerging Training Leaders Award” One to Watch in 2014.

We covered a ton of ground in our discussiong including:

- Why generational differences in the workplace are nothing new

- What surprised her most about her research

- Why being proactive is important in both small and large businesses.

- How to handle the fear of failure you take chances

- What bad things happen when organizations stereotype millennials

- How important taking risk is even in corporate world

- Why chasing achievement isn’t enough

- What specific things can young professionals do to stand out

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May 24, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 3, we are joined by Lee Caraher, the CEO of Double Forte which she founded in 2002 to work with great people, doing great work, for good companies. She is the author of Millennials and Management, the essential guide to making it work at work. She has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time.

We cover a lot of ground including

 -How to discover what you want to do

- Why ‘Talking Straight’ is so important in business

- Why signing paychecks is a wake up call as a leader

- The importance of being able to make decisions

- You can only lead people that want to follow you

- Most important thing leaders look for in young professionals

- Why so many young professionals are disappointed with their careers

- What is so different about millennials in the work place

- Please and thank you is everything

- Why having a mentor is ridiculously important

- Hold your tongue for a few weeks to make an impact

- Your job matters whether you know it or not

- The importance of one-on-one with the CEO

- The books that stand out to Lee (Primal Leadership, Leadership and the Art of Conversation, and Everything Pat Lencione writes)

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May 17, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 2 I interview Greg Hagin, a Senior Vice President & Managing Director with CCS, the largest fundraising management and consulting firm to non-profit organizations in the world. He provides leadership, strategic thinking and philanthropic advice to the non-profit sector and social impact space. Greg teaches "Raising Philanthropic Capital", an innovative fundraising course, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an accomplished instructor and facilitator. He earned a BA from Boston College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The podcast is packed with knowledge and best practice especially towards the end so stay engaged.  We cover a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- Why you  should seek to get out of your comfort zone

- How to actualize your own potential

- Why being prepared is a massive key to success

- Why different leadership styles is ok

- How diversity of thought and style need

- Be aware of how much you are listening vs. speaking

- Why continual learning is a key to life

- Should you go back and get your MBA

- Secrets to making great hires and standing out as a potential hire

- The challenges with work life balance

- What Stew Friedman teaches about Total Leadership

- Overview of The 4 Leadership quadrants

- How to do the small things to enhance yourself

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May 10, 2016

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 1 with Cofounder of Skookum Bryan Delaney. He and co-founder James Hartsell started Skookum in 2005 because they noticed a massive disconnect between the problems that businesses need to solve, and the unintuitive, boilerplate technology they're often forced to use to solve them. Bryan believes that the creative application of technology can help businesses create more revenue and realize new efficiencies. So far, Skookum has helped companies like Lowe’s, Coca Cola Bottling, FedEx, and Honda hit those goals, and they've built an awesome team and culture in Charlotte in the process.

We covered a ton of ground in our discussion including:

- What the first employees had to have

- Why core values come from company leaders

- Why it's important for leaders not to settle

- The keys to partnership

- What leadership is all about

- Why its so important to park your ego at the door

- How to hold people accountable through teamwork

- Why he believes others should grow past their leaders

- How to be a great parent through deliberate actions

And much more.

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May 3, 2016

David Hughes (@dhughessales) has 30+ yearsof experience in Sales and Executive Management specializing inturning around under-performing teams and generating results byusing proven strategies. He has led teams at great companies likeSAS, Purolator and now is the Executive VP of Sales and Marketingat Longview Solutions.

We cover a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- What is a Waterloo?

- Why it’s important to allow people to fail

- Why it’s important to Leap and Grow Wings on the Way Down

- How to know when to take risk

- Why everyone needs a mentor

- Why it’s more about wisdom not knowledge

- The 3 secrets to developing yourself

- Why it’s important to “go off to the mountain”

- What great sales people do?

- What learning really is all about?

- Why it’s important to focus on things outside of results

- What the most important virtue in sales is

- A great book- “The Speed of Trust” by Stephen Covey Jr.

- Why Millennials are the smartest generation of any generation before them

- What young professionals can do to build trust?

- How to take ownership of your career

- Why it's important to prove your good at your current roleprior to looking for a promotion

- Why you should never stop being provocative

- Zig when others are Zagging

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