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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Feb 28, 2017

“Leaders create the culture that drives the behavior which produces the results.” In season 7 episode 3 we are joined by Brian Kight.  Brian is the CEO of Focus 3.  You can follow him on Social Media @tbriankight and listen to the Focus 3 Podcast here.  

We covered a lot of ground in the discussion including:

- The 1,000 year theory of personal development

- The formula of Event + Response = Outcome

- The real power of ‘Pressing Pause’

- What you can learn from the weight room

- What is BCD?

- What is discipline over default?

- The 3 levels of habit transformation

- What role does a leader play in culture and discipline?

- Advice to young professionals who are unfulfilled in their work

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Feb 21, 2017

“Your ability to lead, to connect, to win people over is one of the most important skill sets you can develop.” In Season 7 Episode 2 we are joined by Ty Bennett. Ty is a world-renowned speaker, best selling author, entrepreneur, husband and father to 4. There is much to learn from Ty and his approach of "Partnership is the New Leadership."

You can learn more about him at or social @tybennett

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- What is “Partnership is the New Leadership?”

- Why influence is so important in leadership

- Why transformation doesn’t happen without leadership

- Why every professional should think about developing as a leader

- What is "lunch with “Winston?"

- Why Leadership is most demonstrated in the home

- Why being connected with our teams at work is so important

- How to lead from the C-Suite

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Feb 14, 2017

“We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a decade.” In the first episode of Season 7 we are joined by Jim Estill the CEO of Danby Appliances.  He is a lifelong Entrepreneur who grew his first business to more than $350M in sales. After selling the business to SYNNEX, he became the CEO of SYNNEX Canada and grew the company's US supplies from $800 million to $2 billion.  

He is also an investor, advisor and board member to many technology businesses, including Blackberry – formerly Research In Motion (RIM) He has authored two books, Time Management and Zero to $2Billion and maintains the CEO Blog.  

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- Why revenue growth is so important to a business

- Why it’s important to never be quarterly focused

- Why people have more potential than they think

- Why habits are critical to success

- What a leaders most important job is

- Why it’s important to have organizational and individual scorecards

- Why everyone should do a weekly report to hold themselves accountable

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Feb 7, 2017

“Great leaders believe in their people and hold them to a high standard in order for them to reach their best.”  In Season 6 Episode 8 we are joined by Jon Gordon.  He is a world famous author and speaker. His best-selling books include the Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, The Seed and You Win in The Locker Room, among others. His words and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and non-profits.

You can follow Jon on social @jongordon11 and find in on the web

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- How great leaders balance love and accountability

- Why Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is a great leader

- What leaders can learn from Coach Swinney

- How to define love as a verb in the workplace

- Why discipline isn’t a negative thing

- Jon's favorite lesson from the “Energy Bus”

- Why it’s important to always remain a student

- How it all changed when Jon started doing the laundry

- Why your marriage needs to be your foundation

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