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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Mar 28, 2017

"You need to be serving and pouring into others. Don’t meet or build a relationship with people for what they might give you, but try to give them something first." In season 7 episode 7 we are joined by Author, Speaker, and CEO of Leadercast Duane Cummings. His example of leadership is truly second to none and he shares great stories and examples from his journey to help you on yours. 

In our conversation we covered:

Why it’s important for a leader to do every job in the building.

Why every professional needs mentors in their life.

Why it’s important for us to seek people different than us.

How to be empathetic to others.

How to best connect with the millennial generation.

What are the common characteristics of great leaders.

Why consistency is so important in leadership.

Why it’s important to be a social CEO.

You can follow Duane on social @duanedcummings.

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Mar 21, 2017

“Today’s business environment is different; everything is measured in the inches that make you different or better than you competition.” In season 7 episode 6 we are joined by David Schroeder the Vice President of Quicken Loans Mortgage Services. He has been an integral reason for their rapid growth and is one of the best corporate leaders I have ever been around.   

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including:

  • Why culture is so important to a team’s success
  • How does someone go about having urgency?
  • How to navigate high growth companies
  • 3 simple tenants leaders should look for in people
  • What do team members do to stand out from the rest
  • Why it’s important for team members be in the know
  • Why it’s the leaders responsibility to be open to new ideas
  • What every leader can learn from Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert
  • What every young professional should do regardless of experience

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Mar 14, 2017

"Once you take ownership of your own development, you will have the opportunity to turn the corner and perform at levels you can't even imagine" In season 7 Episode 5, I take this episode solo to cover one our most popular blogs ever "How to Progress Faster In Your Career and Become a Leader," which had over 30,000 views and 3500 likes/ comments. 

We cover in detail the F.M.L. Framework for Standing Out and Being a Leader.  The framework is a series of best practices and lessons to you elevate your career and be a leader worth following.  

1. F - Follow First

2. M - My Development

3. L -Lead By Example

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

"If you can't learn to follow, you aren't ready to lead"

"People will create a perception of you baed on your actions, whether you like it or not"

"You have the ability to earn credibility and build trust through your actions"

Mar 7, 2017

“You can’t always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it.”  In season 7 episode 4 we are joined by John O'Leary. He is the author of On Fire: The 7 Choices to Live a Radically Inspired Life, which was a #1 best seller. He is also an accomplished speaker and host of the Live Inspired Podcast. 

You can listen to the Live Inspired Podcast Here or Follow him on Facebook Here

In the show, John’s urges us to create and live by our own personal mission statement which answers the question, Why do you choose to thrive? John’s is simple “God demands it, my family deserves it, and the world is starved for it.”

We also covered:

- Why the fumes are what cause the most damage

- Why our stories have little to do with us

- What Jack Buck teaches us about leadership

- Why saying yes matters

- Why love and leadership are essentially the same word

- How to make positive choices

- Why all we have is today

- Why showing up is half the battle

- Why we all need a personal mission statement

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