Follow My Lead: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow with John Eades

Follow My Lead: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow with John Eades

John Eades transfers stories and best practices from today's leaders to the leaders of tomorrow. Popular topics include Leadership, Management, and Motivation.... Show More

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June 3, 2020 19 min

"Tough times come to teach, instruct, and to make us better."

In season 25, episode 10, John Eades covers how to find good in tough times.  In light of Covid-19 and the death of George Floyd, times are tough.  However, we can find good in tough times and help others do the same.

In the show he covers:

- Why encouragement is so important

- What it means to encourage

- How to encourage someone else

- Why your leadership is ne...

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“Every one of us can be a servant leader.”

In season 25, episode 9, we are joined by Damon West.  He is the author of The Coffee Bean and The Change Agent. You can learn more about him.

In the show we cover:

- How worry and fear crush us

- What role does a leader play in helping others be a coffee bean

- The quality missing in most leaders

- How to help kids be a coffee bean

- Why people wired not to be a coffee bean

- An inspiring...

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"When other people become just a tool to get you where you want to go, ambition is working against you."

In season 25, episode 8, John Eades covers the critical leadership skills of drive and ambition. 

In the show he covers:

- The story of Sam "The Banana Man" Zemurray

- Michael Jordan's Leaders in "The Last Dance"

- Why drive can be good and evil

- How to think about ambition as a leadership skill

- Wh...

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"Great leaders need a strong blend of confidence and humility."

In season 25 episode 7 we are joined by Matt Higgins. You can learn more about him here.

Matt is a noted serial entrepreneur and growth equity investor as cofounder and CEO of private investment firm RSE Ventures. He is also vice-chairman of the Miami Dolphins, a recurring Shark on ABC’s four-time Emmy-Award-winning TV show Shark Tank, and Executive Fellow at t...

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“What is the value I can give this person right now that’s meaningful to them?”

In season 25 episode 6, Dr. Marcia Reynolds joins the show.  Dr. Reynolds is an award-winning author and world-renowned expert on how leaders inspire change through conversations. She has spoken at conferences and taught workshops in 41 countries on leadership and transformational coaching. Global Gurus names her the #5 coach in the world. Her books inc...

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"The only way things even have the opportunity to get better is if you press on."

In season 25 episode 5, John Eades covers the important topic of pressing on. 

You can register for the Ultimate Leadership Academy here.

 

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"If greatness is what you want, then greatness is possible."

In season 25, episode 4, Laura Garnett joins the show. She is the author of the Genious Habit and founder of Laura Garnett Consulting.

In the show we cover:

- Why being let go can be a blessing

- How you can build self-confidence

- What leaders can do to build confidence in others

- Why your genius is a choice

- Why you shouldn't care about the timeline of you...

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“People remember how you made them feel when times are difficult.”

In season 25 episode 3 we are joined by Roderic Yapp.  Rod is the founder of Leadership Forces. 

In the show we cover:

- How leadership has changed in current times

- How leaders can handle pressure

- How to lead others under pressure

- Why you should focus on priorities

- How to think about short and long term priorities 

- How to define reality and deliver hope

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"Leaders who don't encourage will eventually be surrounded by a discouraged team."

In season 25 episode 2, John Eades covers the critical topic of discouragement along with:

- Why tough times don't last, but tough people do

- Why discouragement will crush you and your team

- What discouragement means

- Why it's ok to have a broken heart but not lose your heart

- How to have empathy for the current situation

- Wh...

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"Strong leaders are fundamental to everything."

In season 25, episode 1, Mike Robbins joined us on the show. He is the author of We're All In This Together and Bring Your Whole Self to Work.  You can find more about him and get his book here.

In the show we cover:

- Difference between gratitude and appreciation

- Why team chemistry is so critical

- How to be better in collaboration and communication

- Why psychological ...

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March 25, 2020 22 min

 "Don't make decisions based on irrational fears."

In season 25, episode 1, John Eades covers the critical topic of fear during the Coronavirus and why leaders should lean into hope. 

In the show he covers:

- The two kinds of fear

- Why rational fear is good 

- Why irrational fear is bad

- What leaders can do to overcome an irrational fear

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March 18, 2020 19 min

"Most people can manage a remote team, few can lead."

In season 24 episode 10, John Eades is covering the important topic of effectively leading remote teams. 

In the show he covered:

  • Why embracing flexibility is essential
  • What the struggles of working from home are
  • Why it's essential to provide clear priorities
  • How to have effective team meetings
  • You can sign up for the Ultimate Leadership Academy and the Leading Remote T...

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    March 11, 2020 18 min

    "Great leaders provide direction and hope in times of uncertainty."

    In season 24 episode 9, John covers the critical topic of leading in uncertain times. 

    In the show he covers:

  • Hernán Cortés example of burn the ships
  • What is uncertainty
  • Why great leaders thrive in uncertain times
  • Why fear is such a strong part of the uncertainty
  • How to leverage fear properly
  • Why facts are critical to overcoming uncertainty
  • How to communicate fac...
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    March 4, 2020 18 min

    "Your mindset plays a dramatic role in your success at work and in life."

    In season 24 episode 8, we give you some insight into why your mindset is so important in your work and life.  

    In the show we cover:

    - Research about why your mindset matters

    - What's the difference in a fixed versus growth mindset

    - Where most people struggle with mindset

    - The observable pattern to show you can grow

    - Specific strategies to get...

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    February 26, 2020 21 min

    “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” - Zig Ziglar

    In season 24 episode 7, we cover the important topic of mentorship.  Specifically the difference between mentorship and coaching.

    In the show we cover: 

    - Coaching 

    - Mentorship

    - Shocking workplace mentorship statistics

    - Why Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are great examples of mentors

    - Why great mentors share wisd...

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    February 19, 2020 32 min

    “Don’t worry about managing other people’s impression of you.”

    In season 24 episode 6, we are joined by women's leadership expert Sally Helgesen.  She is the author of How Women Rise, The Female Advantage and The Female Vision.  Her work has helped thousands of leaders emerge as a better version of themselves. 

    In the show we cover:

    - Why women respond better to leadership development

    - Why people need to move every 20 minutes

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    “The greatest story ever told, is the story you tell yourself every day and believe.”

    In season 24 episode 5, Hasani X joins the show.  He is the founder of Lead Your Story, a communication strategist, and coach.  You can follow his work on LinkedIn.

    In the show we cover:

  • What’s a leaders role in encouraging others
  • What role does a need to do motivate
  • Why leaders must motivate
  • Why leaders must inspire
  • Why it’s important every leader co...
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    “If you are going to go lead right from where you are, you have to be great in your current role.”

    In season 24 episode 4, We play a portion of a recent keynote helping participants to "lead right from where they are."

    In the show John covers:

    - The four stages of role development

    - Why people choose not to lead

    - The benefits of choosing to lead

    - How to shift your mindset

    - And much more.

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    “People are attracted to leaders who make them feel good and can convey a sense of certainty.”

    In season 24 episode 3, John welcomes Scott Stolze to discuss everything communication.  Scott is a Communication coach and trainer.

    In the show we cover:

    - Why people continue to struggle with communication

    - Why we are drawn to people who are great communicators

    - Why most people struggle with communication?

    - The secret to communicatin...

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    "You are good enough and are right where you are supposed to be in your career. Patience is a Virtue."

    In season 24 episode 2, John Eades covers the important topic of patience.  

    In the show he covers:

    - A powerful story about patience

    - The definition of patience

    - Why we must delay immediate gratification

    - Great lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

    - The 4 stages of skill development

    - Why patience is a virtue

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