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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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Nov 14, 2017

“Wake up everyday understanding you have the choice to do what matters in all the roles in your life”

Kel Landis is the former CEO of RBC Centura Bank and co-founder and partner at Plexus Capital. He is also the author of The Little Book of Do! His best advice? Be a doer in life and don't be afraid to take a risk. 

You can get book and learn more about Kel at http://www.littlebookofdo.com/.

This episode is brought to you by LearnLoft. Want to turn more of your managers into leaders?  Learn more at https://learnloft.com/organization.

In our conversation we cover:

- What is a doer?

- The upside and downside of being a doer

- How to prioritize the things that make your to-do list every day

- How to balance being a doer

- How to find your purpose

- The power of purpose and vision statement in business and life

- Why should people take risks

- What keeps us going through tough times

- Why it’s important we all focus on human relations

 

Nov 7, 2017

"A vision doesn’t guarantee a team will get where it wants to go, but they certainly won’t get there without one."

In season 11 episode 7 I cover a topic that comes up over and over again, 'vision.'  Learn how effective you use vision as a leader by taking the Welder Leader assessment.

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In this episode we cover:  

- Why vision matters as a leader

- Great stories of near perfect vision 

- The formula for a great vision statement

- 3 things you can do to be a better visionary leader

- How to be a visionary leader when you have a remote team.

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Oct 31, 2017

“No matter where you come from, no matter what circumstances you had to deal with, you can still rise above and be successful.”

In season 11 episode 6 we are joined by Arkevious Armstrong.  After not one but two stints in prison, he is making his mark on the world helping redirect the path of the youth and young adults. Giving them the tools to make the right decisions. Building
leaders and strengthening confidence. Changing a life one individual at a time. He believes if you're not the solution then you're part of the problem.

You can learn more about Arkevious at http://www.arkinspire.com/ or https://www.sutlnc.org/

In our conversation we cover:

- Why every person has a purpose

- Why finding your purpose is so important in life

- Why people don't tap into their potential

- Why investing in yourself is so important

This podcast is brought to you by learnloft.com

Oct 23, 2017

You can have similar ideas and you are taken more seriously as a man than a woman

In season 11 episode 5 we are joined by Elba Pareja Gallagher. She is the Director of Finance of Global B2C Strategy at UPS and the founder of ShowMe50.org an organization working to close the gender gap one organization at a time.

You can download the McKinsey Report Here or check out showme50.org.

In our conversation we cover:

What is Red Ocean and Blue Ocean Strategy?

- How does a leader to be more innovative and know their opinion matters?

- What can someone on a team do to bring innovative ideas to their leader?

- What stereotypes exist between men and women in the workplace

- The state of women in the workplace

- The unconscious bias in that exists in the workplace

- What can men and women do to set people up for higher levels of success?

- Why networking is so important in your career

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Oct 17, 2017

“When you put your focus on your followers, they will thrive”

In season 11 episode 4 we are joined by Marcel Schwantes. He is a speaker, entrepreneur, executive coach, and syndicated columnist with global readership. His work has been featured on Inc., Time, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune. Marcel speaks passionately on the power of servant leadership and making the workplace more human. His company, Leadership from the Core, is a key player in developing servant-leadership and human-centered leadership content and training programs for companies that are 100 percent committed to creating highly engaged, democratic, and freedom-oriented work cultures that will lead to high performance and bottom-line success.

In our conversation we cover:

- What does Leadership really mean?

- Why servant leaders get great results

- How to get higher levels of discretionary effort out of your team

- How can leader do a better job of providing communication to their team

 

 

Oct 10, 2017

In Season 11 Episode 3 we are joined by Jason V Barger.  He is 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 every day.  

Learn more about his upcoming Thermostat Cultures Live Conference in Columbus Ohio in November.

In our conversation we cover:

- Why culture is so important

- How every employee can add or subtract to company culture

- Great examples of organizational cultures

This episode is brought to you by LearnLoft.com

 

 

Oct 3, 2017

“Ego puts a filter on the world that corrupts your relationship with reality”

In season 11 episode 2 we are joined by Cy Wakeman.  She is a drama researcher, international leadership speaker, and founder of Reality-Based Leadership. Her new book is titled: No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results.

You can follow Cy on social media @CyWakeman or learn more at realitybasedleadership.com.

In our conversation we cover:

- Why the field of HR and Leadership isn’t made for human behavior

- Why co-dependency is so prevalent in leadership

- What’s the cost of drama in the workplace?

- How do you bypass the ego

- Why ego is such a big problem in leadership

- What can leaders do to help their people overcome ego

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.

Sep 25, 2017

Coaching is unlocking people’s potential and helping them learn rather than teaching them

In season 11 episode 1 we are joined by Michael Bungay Stanier.  He is the founder of Box of Crayons a company focused on giving managers practical coaching skills so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. He is also the author of "Do More Great Work" and "The Coaching Habit."

You can learn more at boxofcrayons.biz

In our conversation we cover:

- What is the definition of coaching?

- Should you focus on the behavior or outcome to become a better coach?

- Why is it so important to know yourself in order to be a good coach

- Why everyone can be more coachlike

- How to work with a bad manager?

- One lesson you can learn from Marshall Goldsmith

- Why habits play a critical part in being a better coach

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com

 

Sep 19, 2017

“Leadership is far from the words that you say”

In season 10 episode 8, Armand Brown interviews John Eades for an upcoming episode of his new show "Someday Becomes Everyday." 

In our conversation we cover:

- Why tough moments prepare you for the future

- What makes an entrepreneur persevere?

- Why you have to take a step a step back to take a step forward

- How to think about entrepreneurship

- Why values and character matter so much in leadership

Check out the Someday Becomes Everyday podcasy at lfamarketing.com

 

Sep 12, 2017

“It’s the culture a leader sets that dictates the team's path”

In season 10 episode 7 we are joined by Mike Rucker a former NFL Pro-bowler who played 8 seasons for the Carolina Panthers. He was a workhorse during his NFL career accumulating 55 sacks during his career and only missing 4 games in his career.  Where he is more impressive than anything he did on the field is how he is a leader off of it.

In our conversation we cover:

  • Why losing is where the best lessons are learned
  • Why talent and leadership are keys to success
  • T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Achieves More 
  • What you can learn from Sam Mills and #keeppounding 
  • Why communication is so key in leadership
  • Why Mentorship is important for young professionals

This podcast is brought to you by learnloft.com.  Take the free Welder Leader Assessment at learnloft.com/assessment.

Sep 5, 2017

“Things are taught and caught by people watching you.”

In season 10 episode 6 we are joined by Sarah Cherne.  She is the  CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, you can learn more about them at jacarolinas.com.

In our conversation we cover:

  • How Non-Profit Work Found Sarah
  • How to move up in an organization early in your career
  • Advice to working women with families at home
  • The importance of early morning disciplines
  • The routine Sarah uses to maintain peak performance
  • Why diversity of thought is important in organizational leadership
  • Why passion is so important in leadership
  • The toughest decisions leaders have to make
  • How to handle disappointment and failure
  • Why it’s important to embrace resistance
  • How to help others embrace perseverance
  • The best advice Sarah ever received

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  Take the free Welder Leader assessment at learnloft.com/assessment.

Aug 29, 2017

“Leadership is embedding the capacity for greatness in the people and practices of an organization and decoupling it from the personality of the leader.”

In season 10 episode 5, we are joined by Retired Captain of the US Navy, David Marquet.  He is the author of "Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders."  You can learn more from David by signing up to receive weekly leadership nudges at http://www.davidmarquet.com/.

In our conversation we cover:

  • Why Stephen Covey’s Leadership definition matters today
  • What is the difference between leader-follower vs leader-leader model
  • Why is it so important to have leaders at all levels of an organization
    • “If your people just need to be told what to do, they are easily replaceable”
    • At a moral level, “thinking humans rarely do horrible thinking”
  • How do you take someone from thinking leader-follower to thinking leader-leader
  • Practical changes employees can make to make the change they want to see in their organization
  • What’s the cost of bad leadership?
  • What’s harder leading at home or leading at work?
  • Why Jesus Christ shifted the way we viewed humans
  • Best advice David knows

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Aug 22, 2017

“To grow, learn, and develop it’s important we get outside of our comfort zone”

In season 10 episode 4 we are joined by author, professor and speaker Andy Molinsky to discuss comfort zones.  He is a Management professor at Brandeis University's International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology.  He is also the author of REACH:A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence.

In our conversation we cover:

- What college students are missing when they enter the professional world

- Why getting outside your comfort zone in important

- What holds you back from getting outside your comfort zone

- How to get outside your comfort zone on a regular basis

- What role desperation plays in our comfort zones

This podcast is brought to you by "That Moment" find it wherever you listen to podcasts.

Aug 15, 2017

Recent research showed more than two thirds of the incoming workforce believe its management's job to provide accelerated development opportunities to encourage them to stay at their company.  Truth be told this isn't just an "incoming workforce" thing. Every professional, regardless of where they are in their career, wants to feel their leader is investing in their development.  

In season 10 Episode 3, my colleague Mark Houston joins the show to share his incredible example of personal development and we share thing steps leaders can take to ensure they are investing in themselves and their people. 

You can find out more about the Welder Leader Program at www.learnloft.com/effectiveleadership

In our conversation we cover:

- What Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf teach us about talent

- The investing in people principle

- 3 Key steps to invest in your people

- Personal Development Plan example

This podcast was brought to you by "That Moment" listen to it wherever you listen to podcasts.

 

 

Aug 8, 2017

“Wisdom is taking things you have done in the past and applying them to mistakes in the future to change the outcome.”

In season 10 episode 2 we are joined by Pat McCrory.  The former North Carolina Governor and Charlotte mayor shares leadership wisdom and experiences with us. Regardless of the political aisle you sit on there is a lot to learn from him in this episode. 

In our conversation we cover:

- Why we all need to take initiative

- Lessons Learned in Leadership from being in Political Office

- Why wisdom is so important

- How to do discern difficult decisions

- Pat’s advice to young professionals

Favorite Quotes:

"The biggest adjustment isn’t in winning but in losing"

"The longer you stay in an office, the longer your integrity is going to be challenged"

"We are all born with a divinity and skill within us. With those skills we are called make a difference and fulfill our potential”

This podcast is brought to you by "That Moment" download it wherever you listen to podcasts.

Aug 1, 2017

"A person who is humble, hungry and smart can add value to a team in any environment."

In the Season 10 Episode 1 we are joined by Patrick Lencioni.  He is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 12 books (5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Ideal Team Player) which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages.

You can find the table group here  or follow him on social media here.

In our conversation we cover:

- Why Patrick wrote 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

- What is the difference between conflict and accountability

- Why Accountability is so important in leadership

- Why people leave companies and their manager

- What a lead sacrifices by not having great teamwork

- Why so many leaders allow poor teamwork

- What all great businesses do differently

This episode is brought to you a new podcast called "That Moment" download it wherever you listen to podcasts.  

Jul 25, 2017

“When you are in an environment and a culture that is lifting up servant leadership and lifting up excellence, you get swept up in the current of that.”

In season 9 episode 8 we are joined by Casey Crawford the CEO of Movement Mortgage. The former NFL player turned Entrepreneur leads a rapidly growing company that employs 4,000 people and is making a huge impact on the world.  You can learn more about their incredible culture and company at movement.com.

In our conversation we cover:

- What he learned from playing one of the worst teams in NFL History?

- What’s the difference between bad and great teams?

- Where Casey learned servant leadership

- What is servant leadership?

- Why it’s a leader’s job to create more leaders not less

- Why you have to love people in order to be successful

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

This podcast is brought to you by the new podcast, "That Matters" Check it out wherever you listen to podcasts.  

Jul 18, 2017

“The only two things you have complete control over everyday is your attitude and effort.”

In season 9 episode 7 we are joined by Alan Stein Jr. He is a basketball performance coach and corporate speaker.  He has spent the past 15 years working with and learning from some of the highest performing athletes on the planet like Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry.

You can learn more about Alan here and follow him on social media @alansteinjr.

In our conversation we cover:

  • What sports and business have in common
  • Why it’s important to focus on the process instead of the results
  • The indisputable facts about time
  • Why our attention matters most
  • What you can learn from Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry and Steve Nash
  • Why physical touch is important in culture and leadership

This show is brought to you by a new podcast called "That Moment."  Check it out wherever you listen to podcasts.  

Learn more about us at learnloft.com

Jul 11, 2017

"Leadership is all about serving and empowering other people"

In season 9 episode 6 we dispel the 4 myths of leadership in order to help you become a better leader.  

In the show we cover:

- The 4 most common myths of leadership dispelled

- Why leadership is so important

- How you can improve as a leader

- What is a "Welder Leader"

- Defining Love

- Defining Discipline

- The 5 Welder Leader Profiles (Exploiter, Ruler, Pleaser, Dabbler, Welder)

This podcast is brought to you by learnloft.com.  Take the free assessment at learnloft.com/assesment.

Jul 4, 2017

"Feedback is information with the distinct purpose of improving results or relationships"

In Season 9 Episode 5, we are joined by Margie Mauldin. She is the author of Feedback Revolution: Building Relationships & Boosting Results and the highly acclaimed iLoveFeedback® training course.  Her civic involvement includes serving on several boards and supporting education and development scholarships.

You can learn more:

www.executiveforum.net

www.ilovefeedback.com

Linkedin 

Facebook 

In our conversation we cover:

- What is feedback?

- The two areas that are most important when giving feedback

- Why facts are so important when giving feedback

- The acronym for feedback WIIFT “What’s in it for them”

- What millennials really want when being given feedback

- One lesson you can learn Steven Covey

- Why leaders don’t give good feedback

- The correct approach to give feedback

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.

Jun 27, 2017

“Our ability to perform at our highest level is recognizing the disciplines and behaviors that have made us successful but believing at a deep level that we can achieve great things.”  

In season 9 episode 4 we are joined by Ben Newman. He is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker, and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include top companies and professional athletes.  In one of our most motivational episodes of all time Newman challenges you to overcome the challenges in your life and reach for big goals.  

You can download the free Mental toughness playbook at http://freeplaybook.net/ and follow Newman on social media @continuedfight.

In our conversation we cover:

- Why obstacles ultimate can become your biggest opportunity

- Why sports and business blend so well together for leadership lessons

- Why mental toughness is so important in life

- Why positive actions steps can make all the difference

- How to discover your purpose as a professional

- Why it’s important to have strong relationships

- Why he uses @continuedfight social handle

This episode of sponsored by Family Sounds www.en.familysounds.net promo code "followmylead"

Jun 20, 2017

“The sooner you can get clear on what you want, you will have an edge on everyone else”

In season 9 Episode 3, we are joined by Patrick Bet-David. He is a successful entrepreneur, CEO of PHP (a financial services company), the creator of Valuetainment, (youtube channel that has well over 300k subscriber and videos that have accumulated millions upon millions of views.) 

 You can find Patrick on his website or check out Valuetainment on Youtube

In our conversation we cover:

- What is Entrepreneurship?

- Why Entrepreneurship is so important today?

- Why helping people is so important?

- Why you can’t be selfish in business and make it over the long term

- What you can learn from Walmart to help you in business

- The best thing that can happen to an entrepreneur

- How to judge a successful leader or coach?

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

- Why it’s important to invest in your own mind

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft. Take the free Welder Leader Assessment at LearnLoft.com/assessment.

Jun 13, 2017

“No one can afford not to think of their personal brand anymore. The world has changed around you, you better change too.”

In season 9 episode 2 we are joined by social media and personal branding expert Kathleen Hessert. She is the CEO of Sports Media Challenge and has been a mover in the sports and media business for over 30 years. She has worked with people like Peyton Manning, Shaquille O'Neil, Pope Francis, and Derek Jeter. She is never satisfied with what has happened, she jumps at what can happen, then makes it happen. 

You can follow her on Twitter @kathleenhessert

In one of our most powerful episodes to date we cover:

- What you can learn from Peyton Manning about your personal brand

- What professionals can do to build a strong professional brand

- Why you need to be valued vs valuable in your organization

- Why Bravery is so important in life

- Why it’s important to be intentional

- Why it’s important companies and brands begin focusing on Generation Z

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.

Jun 6, 2017

“Being a leader isn’t about getting everything right, it’s about being committed to a continuous improvement process.”

In season 9 episode 1 we are joined by Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer. He has served as the CEO of Callaway Golf since March 2012 prior to that he served as the President and CEO of Adams Golf for 10 years. In a golf industry where many companies are shrinking or selling off parts of the business, Callaway has become the leader in the space. 

You can learn more about Callaway at Callawaygolf.com

In our conversation we cover:

- What challenges leaders face in an organizational turnaround

- Why it’s important for leaders to listen to the marketplace

- Why having great products is a key to DSPD

- How to think about failure in order to innovate?

- What’s it like to be the CEO of a publicly traded company?

- Why it’s important to love your profession

- Who's Chip’s favorite Professional Golfer to play with

- His top 3 golf courses to play

- Other leadership lessons learned from the market share leader in golf

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  You can learn more about our special offer for podcast listeners at resources.learnloft.com/welderleader.

 

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

This podcast is brought to you by learnloft.com

 

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