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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Sep 27, 2016

Leadership Requires Great Discipline Because You Can’t Turn it Off. In season 4 Ep. 5 we are joined by Mark Hood.  A passenger on flight 1549 that flew into the Hudson, a former US Marine, former VP of Sales and now Senior Consultant at Sales Performance International.  

In our discussion we didn't just cover flight 1549 we talked at length about leadership lessons learned from the Marine Core such as: why being a disciplined leader is so important, and why great leaders lead from the front.  A few other highlights include:

- 4 Leadership Principles from the Military

- Know yourself and seek self improvement

- Be technically and tactically proficient

- Know your people – Strengths and Weaknesses

- Keep your people informed 

- What makes a leader successful?

- Why mission is so important in leadership

- Why fear and worry do nothing for you

- How to have the courage to stand up in the face of adversity

- Why modern professionals always have to prepare up

- Why great leaders know what’s happening when they aren’t there

- What 3 great leaders would Mark have dinner with?

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Sep 19, 2016

Jessica Carson is currently a Director at NextGen Venture Partners. She has successfully scaled and engaged two community-centric startups and is now pouring that experience into her work venture capital. What makes her different is she is dedicated to applying psychological capital to entrepreneurship, venture capital, and workplace dynamics to maximize interpersonal relationships, professional satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. You can find her writing about all of these topics on the The Huffington Post and her blog, ColorfulCortex: 

We covered a lot in our discussion including:

- What is the right application our curiosity

- Why you don’t have to have a passion driven career

- What the most successful leaders of startup companies have in common

- Why building a network is so critical in our professional world

- What do VC’s look for in founders and is it different as the business scales

- Why we all need to be good at telling our own story

- Why it’s so important leaders are open to feedback

- Why every organization can be a purpose driven company

- Should you drop the proverbial J-O-B in corporate America for something entrepreneurial?

- What you should really be doing on social media

- And all the hard the questions about Venture Capital and Private Equity

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Sep 13, 2016

In Season 4 Ep. 3 we are joined by Lisa McLeod, the founder of McLeod & More. She is sales leadership expert who created the  “Noble Purpose” concept and strategy after her research revealed that organizations driven by a Noble Purpose outperformed the market by over 350%.  Her bestselling book,  Selling with Noble Purpose, has been a game changer at global firms and her newest book Leading with Noble Purpose came out earlier this year.  

You can find her on twitter @LisaEarleMcLeod.

Our conversation was real and focused heavily on why having a business purpose is so important. A few of the highlights include:

- What does Noble Purpose mean?

- Why is "noble" so important in sales?

- Why making an impact on other people is so important

- Why having a business purpose is so important

- How to get customer engagement and competitive differentiation

- What leaders who make the most money focus on

- How to make an impact regardless if you are the CEO

- Why the boss is so important

- Why telling your backstory as a leader is so important

- What causes older leaders to not tell their backstory

- What’s the dumbest idea in business

- Why emotions matter so much

- What is the true test of a leader?

- Why storytelling is so important in leadership

- Leaders set the temperature

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Sep 6, 2016

Jerome Peribere is the President and CEO of Sealed Air.  They are a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection that generated revenue of approximately $7.0 billion in 2015, and has approximately 23,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries.  

You can find him on twitter @jperibere:

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- Why “tough” leadership works

- Why leaders should look at their people individually

- Why great leaders set the bar high

- What young leaders should understand

- Why company core values are so important

- Why principles are so Important in leadership

- How principles and values guide us in Life

- Why talent isn’t a differentiator

- How great leaders create an environment of no excuses

- What’s the number one challenge of a leader?

- The one job of every professional is to leave the job better than you found it

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