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

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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Oct 25, 2016

Most people desire someone who is perfect as the President of the United States, but that's just unrealistic.  In season 5 episode 1, we are joined by Larry Shaheen, who founded Carolina Political Consulting in 2010 to help serve the campaign, political, and legal needs of candidates and businesses.  

We covered a lot of ground in our conversation including:

- What is Presidential Leadership?

- Who is more of a Presidential Leader?

- Why has the country veered from the issues in this election?

- Why this Presidential election shouldn’t shock us

- Why both candidates will struggle to bring people together

- What would both candidates be like as President

- Why discipline is a big problem in this election.

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Oct 18, 2016

Actualizing your leadership potential is difficult to do because of our shadows.  This week's guest, Dr. Will Sparks, discusses how understanding your shadow and increasing your knowledge can take your leadership skills and workplace performance to new levels.  Dr. Sparks is the an author, professor, and business owner whose purpose is to help improve people's performance.  

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We covered a lot of ground:

- What are shadows? 3:00

- Why are shadows important? 4:00

- What’s the hardest thing about leading today? 6:00

- Why social media can be good and bad 8:45

- What is actualized leadership 15:00

- How do you find the lion that swallowed you?

- What is the definition of leadership? 18:15

- Can anyone become a leader? 19:00

- How to assess your leadership skill level? 22:00

- Should professionals go out and get an MBA?

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Oct 11, 2016

In Season 4 Ep. 7 we are joined by Jamie Shanks the CEO of Sales for Life. Jamie is the author of the new book Social Selling Mastery and is known as a world leading Social Selling expert. He and his company have now trained over 65,000 of sales professionals from Fortune 500 companies to solopreneurs.

You can learn more about the book and Jamie:

On social: @jamietshanks

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We covered a lot of ground in the discussion including:

Jamie’s background 2:30

Learning the skill of being a CEO 5:47

Why leaders need a threshold for failure 7:37

Why modern professionals should care about social selling 10:23

Why leaders should care about social selling 12:45

Why the best leaders are social 18:33

The best investment a professional can make 26:53

How to stand out as a professional 28:43

Why it’s important not to be the smartest person in the room 29:23

Why the best leaders think in scale 29:53

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Oct 4, 2016

"Your reputation travels with you everywhere so do things the right way." In Season 4 Ep. 6 we are joined by Steve Starker the co-founder of BTIG a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading.  Steve is intense and passionate about a lot of things, Wall Street included. Truth is unless you live in Manhattan or have worked inside a trading room its hard to comprehend the environment these professionals go to work in everyday. There are plenty of lessons from Steve that you can apply in your own life because there is no doubt he knows a thing or two about how to live a successful life.  

Check out BTIG Charity Day we discuss here.

Here are some highlights from our discussion:

- Why your reputation travels with you everywhere

- How to live in a world of black and white

- Why does his leadership team lead on the front lines

- Where his intensity comes from and why it’s important

- Why charity and giving is so important for leaders

- Why time is the best investment Steve has made

- How to look at every event as an opportunity to learn

- Why spouses are so important in being a good leader

- What all young professionals should do to stand out

- Why humility is critical in leadership

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