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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Jul 26, 2016

Being productive is actually pursuing a meaningful goal. In Season 3 Episode 4 we are joined by Carson Tate. She is an internationally-renowned expert on workplace productivity, founder of Work Simply. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, CBS Money Watch, Fast Company, Forbes, The New York Times, and USA Today. If that isn’t enough, she is the author of ‘Work Simply: Harnessing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style’ and helps individuals and organization all over the country improve their productivity in the workplace.

You can find her on social @thecarsontate.

We covered a ton of ground in the discussion including:

-The story that changed her life

- What the difference is in Busy vs Productive

- Why professional don’t do the hard work

- What we do to get caught up in the busyness track

- Where you should start to create space in your calendar

- How the best leaders create productive environment

- Why productivity isn’t a one size fits all approach

- The 4 Productivity Styles

- How to find out your own productivity style

- Why we all give all cues and clues to our productivity style

- How productivity styles are much like love languages

- How new technology has changes corporate communication

- Why we have to adjust our communication style to those of our teams

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Jul 19, 2016

Dale Partridge is a leader who believes "success at work without success at home, isn't not success at all."  In Season 3 Episode 3 we are joined by Dale Partridge a professional blogger, best selling author of People over Profit, keynote speaker, and founder of Where he helps people create the business and life they want.

You can find him and his hundreds of thousands of followers on social media:


There is a ton to learn from Dale. In our discussion we covered:

- What is Leadership

- Why we should all strive for self-mastery

- Why we should strive to have it all

- What is the next level of Leadership

- How we are a victor, not a victim

- Why leaders must be above reproach

- Why we all need “safe” people and how to find them

- The 4 Pillars of Success

- How professionals can stand out from the crowd

- College is bad, education is not

- Why TIME is so critical in personal and professional relationships

- Why you can’t lead at work if you can’t lead at home

- What we can learn about leadership from John and John Quincy Adams

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Jul 12, 2016

Chick-Fil-A is famous for a simple response, "It's My Pleasure."  In Season 3 episode 2, Dee Ann Turner the VP of Enterprise Social Responsibility at Chick-Fil-A and author of It's My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture, reveals where it came from and the secrets behind Chick-fil-A's revolutionary business model. Turner believes talent offers competitive advantage in any organization, and companies that recognize the value of individuals can succeed not just ethically, but financially as well. In addition to serving on the boards of the Kenya Project and Proverbs 31 ministry, the married mother of three is also active with a variety of family-focused missions that support women and children. 

You can find her on Social Media:

There is so much any professional can learn from the story of Chick-Fil-A.  We covered a ton of ground in our discussion to help with this learning process, including:

- Where “It’s My Pleasure” comes from

- 3 keys to getting employees to stay at an organization

- The keys to leadership at Chick-Fil-A

- Why purpose is so critical in business

- Why every company is really in the people business

- Why it’s so important to remember the foundation of what success was built on

- Why humility is so important in business and teams

- What core principles Chick-Fil-A looks for in talent?

- How to look for service prior to hiring someone

- Why a leadership track record is so important

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Jul 5, 2016

Being a leader who leads from the front lines is an important way to lead. In season 3 episode 1, we are joined by Steve Richard.  Steve is a founder of and a thought leader in sales performance improvement space. His mission and life's work is helping sales people and sales organizations be wildly successful. At ExecVision he leads the sales and marketing teams and is passionate about the development of his team and the teams of their clients.  

We covered a ton of ground in our discussion including:

- What we do today will make us be better tomorrow

- Why Culture is what happens when you aren’t there

- What’s the best interview question to ask is

- Who has the confidence and guts to do it

- The keys to entrepreneurship

- The discipline it takes to lead

- What we can learn from Stonewall Jackson

- Why it’s important leaders lead from the front

- Leadership lesson from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

- What is the definition of micromanagement

- The keys to getting people to move in the same direction

- Why it’s important to have a model of what good looks like

- What all young professionals should look for in their first job

- Why Life is a better teacher than any leader

- Why it’s important to look for the right job for you

- What three leaders he would have dinner with

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