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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May 30, 2017

"Elevating a team’s performance requires a bond of mutual trust" - John Eades

In season 8 episode 8, we cover one of the most important leadership topics on the planet, trust.  I cover the topic of trust by having one of my own team members, Christina Wilder on the show to share a story we recently encountered that will be sure to give you laugh. We also go deep on a module in The Welder Leader Program that specifically covers making trust the linchpin of your relationships.

In our conversation we cover:

- What is the bond of mutual trust?

- 3 ways you can build trust with your team

- Key principles of trust and how people judge if your trustworthy

- Listener feedback and Questions

- What podcasts I listen to for my own personal development

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May 23, 2017

“People are thirsty to be engaged with their mind and heart at work”

In season 8 episode 7 we are joined by Jason Barger, a globally celebrated Author, Speaker, Consultant and founder of Step Back Leadership. He is a former college basketball player who now works with organizations that are passionate about Culture Change, Leadership Development, Innovation, Service, and bringing their Mission to life everyday.  

You can learn more about Jason on his website or check out his latest book Thermostat Cultures on Amazon.  

In our conversation we cover:

- Who is Responsible for the culture

- What do you do if you don’t like the culture in your organization?

- How do you bloom in your current professional role?

- How do leaders shape the culture they want?

- How to shape a solid family culture?

- Why language helps shape behavior

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May 16, 2017

"There is no such thing as a bad leadership style, its all a function of when you do what you do."  In Season 8 episode 6 we are joined by Sam Shriver. He is the Executive VP of Research and Development at the Center For Leadership Studies. He has designed and developed over 200 custom leadership and coaching programs and is one of the best minds in the country when it comes to organizational leadership and effectiveness.

In our conversation we cover:

- Why the Former CEO of Ford Alan Mulally is such a great example of leadership

- What is Situational Leadership?

- Perfect advice to young leaders

- Why moving into leadership is a big deal?

- Why there is a disconnect between the C-Suite and the employee base?

- Why Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo payout creates a gap between leaders and employees

- The types of leaders young leaders should try and emulate

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May 9, 2017

“Leaders are those making an impact and influencing others to action.”  In season 8 episode 5, we are joined by Lolly Daskal. She is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world.  Her writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. She is also the author of the brand new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.

You can follow her on social @lollydaskal or buy the book.

In the episode we cover:

- What are your virtues and what do you stand for?

- Why leadership starts with leading from within

- Why Carl Jung work is so important in leadership

- Why fear comes from a lack of something

- What is the Leadership Gap

- Who you are at home is who you should be in the workplace

- Why teachers, coaches, nurses, doctors and others helping others are people we should admire

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May 2, 2017

“Values are developed by what you recognize, reward and what you talk about”

In season 8 episode 4, we are joined by Howard Behar. He is a renowned business leader, author, speaker, and mentor who has influenced the lives of numerous men and women at all stages of their careers and at all levels and roles. For 21 years he led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents.

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In our powerful conversation we cover:

- Why values mean so much to a business

- What made Starbucks unique

- Why businesses aren’t there to make money

- Why cultures are built and earned

- How values are developed in organizations

- The 6 P’s of Life and Leadership; Purpose, Passion, Persistence, Patience, Performance, People

- Why patience matters so much

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