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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Dec 27, 2016

"What's your guiding star word for the year 2017." In season 6 episode 2 I take this episode solo to cover one of our most popular listener questions  at the end of the year.  Then we cover 10 lessons learned from the Follow My Lead Podcast in the year 2016.  They include:

  1. Best definitions of leadership by Peter Browning and Dave Redding
  2. The importance of being aware of our Leadership shadow by Dr. Will Sparks
  3. Your Reputation Travels with You Everywhere by Steve Starker
  4. Trust is the ultimate human currency by Bill McDermott
  5. Relationship are critical in leadership by Sean McDermott
  6. "What moves the needle" by Mac Lackey
  7. Success at work without success at home isn't success at all by Dale Partridge
  8. Be purposeful and present for breakthrough performance by Scott Cornwell
  9. Go off to the mountain by David Hughes

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Dec 20, 2016

“No matter what your role, be present in it. That way no matter what happens, even if you don’t get that promotion or become CEO you will have been happy.”  In season 6 Episode 1 we are joined by Peter Vanham.  He is the author of “Before I Was CEO” where he followed 20 CEO’s or high-level executives at Multi-National corporations on their professional journey to uncover commonalities in these top performers.  

Here are 3 Things You Can Do Early in your Career to Mimic CEO’s:

  1. Pace Your Career, It’s a Marathon
  2. Prioritized Your Personal Happiness
  3. Don’t Network, Nurture Existing Ties

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Dec 13, 2016

"We aren’t going to leave you behind, but we also aren’t going to leave you where we found you." In season 5 Episode 8, we are joined by F3 Founders Dave Redding and Tim Whitmire. They discuss how to effectively bring out the leader inside of you,  why we need people in our lives to hold us accountable, the 4 steps to leading, and a simple definitions of leadership and management.  

The 4 Steps to Leading:

  1. Have a unique vision
  2. Clearly Articulate that Vision
  3. Persuade people to move towards that vision
  4. Navigate the obstacles encountered on the road to reaching the vision

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Dec 6, 2016

“Leaders who don’t take a vacation are setting a terrible example for their people,” in Season 5 episode 7 we are joined by Leadership Expert Jon Mertz. He is the author of Activate Leadership and maintains the blog Thin Difference which is a forum dedicated to empowering Millennials to be better leaders, build stronger teams, and create richer lives.

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion included:

- Why is purpose so important in leadership

- Why developing future leaders is so important

- How does and organization go about defining a purpose

- Why it’s critical to define Your Leadership Philosophy

- Why mindfulness should be more than a buzzword

- Why leaders must take vacations

- How to be vulnerable in the workplace

- Why businesses should be a force for good

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