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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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Aug 30, 2016

In Season 4 Episode 1 we are joined by Bob Skea. Bob has over 25 years of executive business experience in general management, sales, strategy and operations. Bob is currently Head of the Americas for Dun & Bradstreet, overseeing $1.2 billion in revenue and hundreds of sales and service professionals, a position he has held since November 2014. Bob’s previous role was Executive Vice President of North American Sales at Interactive Data Corporation (IDC), where I first met him. His experience working in large and small companies was knowledge that was too good not to dig into and learn from.

We covered a lot of ground in the interviewing including:

- Why developing you own leadership style is so important

- What’s the hardest thing about managing people?

- Why allowing people to grow is so important

- The hardest thing about leading large global teams

- What people are really motivated by

- How to get short-term results while focusing on people development

- What are the 4 characteristics of exceptional professionals

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

- Why it’s so important to blend work and personal lives

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