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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Nov 29, 2016

In order to "Win in the Right Game"... Establish a career or a role within your life that matches who you are and has a sense of meaning for you. In season 5 Episode 6, we are joined by Sam Jones, the founder of TwentySomeone. He believes with the right coaching, people can thrive in uncertainty and reach their capabilities in work and in their personal life.  You can take the FREE SCORE Assessment and follow him on Instagram.

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- Why your expectations are out of alignment

- Why we should actually lower our expectations

- Why 71% of young professionals feel they are failing

- How social media affects us in a negative way

- How to add value in the next 24 hours

- Why coaching can accelerate your performance

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Nov 22, 2016

"The shift needed with Servant Leadership is to know that everyone has legitimate needs both personally and professionally. It's the leaders job to ensure their people meet those needs."  In season 5, Episode 5 we are joined by Matt Tenney a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom and The Mindfulness Edge.  He envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness. He also has a unique and fascinating story where he planned to steal $2.7M from the government only to determine it was a bad idea but it was too late and it landed him in a military prison for almost 6 years.

Follow him on twitter @matttenney1

We covered some of the following topics:

- Servant leadership defined

- Why defining your primary drive is important

- How to sustain servant leadership?

- Why engagement is a huge part of the success of team

- How leaders can cultivate really powerful relationships

- Why changing your email patterns can make a big impact on you

- Why being more present in life is so important

- How to think about Mindfulness in your life

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Nov 15, 2016

"Don't be afraid of experience, first."  In season 5 episode 4 we are joined by Rob Jeppsen the Founder and CEO of XVoyant, a Sales Coaching Technology organization committed to helping organizations develop world-class sales coaches. He has over 21 years of direct sales and sales leadership experience, working in some awesome companies like HireVue and Zion Bank and being responsible for hundreds of sales professionals and Billions in Revenue.

We covered a ton of great topics including:

- What the best sales leaders do

- Why modeling what good looks like is so important

- 3 Steps to being a better coach 

- Why patience is so important in your professional journey

- What’s harder leading at home or leading at work

- Advice to and modern professional interested in coaching or managing professionals

- What are great sports coaches to model

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Nov 8, 2016

Leadership is: "The capacity to elicit the willingness collaboration of others towards a worthwhile goal over an extended period of time." In season 5 episode 3 we are joined by Peter Browning. He spent 25 years at Continental Can, then went on to be the Chairman and CEO of National Gypsum as well as President and CEO of Sonoco Products. Later in his career he became the Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens.  He has served on 12 publicly traded corporate boards for companies such as Wachovia and Lowe's as well as well as multiple other private companies. He co-wrote the book "The Directors Manual, a framework for board governance" in 2015 and now runs Peter Browning Partners a Board Advisory Services company.

I honestly could have talked to Peter all day as he poured out so many stories from his 50+ year professional career. Here are just a few of my topics we discussed in our conversation.

- Peter’s famous definition of leadership

- The powerful practice of the leadership question box

- Why great leaders are open and transparent

- What a board’s most important job is without question

- Why you’re never as good as you think or never as bad as you think

- Why ambition alone isn’t going to make things happen

- Why the CEO’s job is 24/7 x 2.

- Why exercise and health are so important in leadership

- Why education is so important in life

- The power of curiosity in the trajectory of careers

- Why taking risk is so important even in big companies

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Nov 1, 2016

It requires great discipline to live from a depth of humility and gratitude.  In season 5 episode 2, we are joined by Dr. Shann Ferch. Shann is an author, professor at Gonzaga University and leadership consultant who brings a message to corporate America about love and power that is unmatched.  Learn more about Dr. Ferch at and check out his new novel, American Copper at Bookstores everywhere. 

Check out his hit TEDx video here.

Our conversation was deep and intense and I loved every minute of it.  A few of the topics we covered included:

- How power and love intersect in leadership

- Why admitting your faults is critical in leadership

- Lessons learned from Martin Luther King

- Why asking for forgiveness is so important in leadership

- Why servant driven companies make more money than those that aren’t

- Why mentoring is so critical in life

- How important discipline is to be humble and grateful in life

- What’s harder leading at work or leading at home?

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