John Eades Leadership Guru

John is #2 LinkedIn Global Top Voice 2017 – Management & Workplace. He is the CEO of LearnLoft, author of, F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader and host of the 'Follow My Lead' Podcast. He writes or has been featured on Inc.com, LinkedIn Pulse, TrainingIndustry.com, eLearningIndustry.com, CNBC Money, and more. John completed his education at the University of Maryland College. 

 

What Leaders Must Do to Retain Millennials

I’ve seen it more times than I can count; a talented millennial who has potential in spades, walking out on a perfectly good job, looking for greener pastures in other organizations. The company lets them loose in spite of their aptitude for success and misses out on someone who could help bring new life and energy into the business. The statistics are pretty well documented. Millennials now make up the highest percentage of the work force and 66% of them expect to be in different jobs within 4 years of starting employment. The current turnover average in America is nearly 14% and it costs a company a year’s salary to replace a lower level employee, and 2 years salary to replace a senior employee.

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5 Unconventional Ways Leaders Can Motivate Employees

I am fortunate to have an amazing and motivated team. It takes a lot more than staying late, working weekends, or taking on an industrious project to faze them. But even highly motivated people need an extra boost of motivation on an on-going basis. One of the challenging parts of a leading team is being aware enough to determine precisely when that boost is necessary.

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Leadership Myths Modern Professionals Need to Know

It is critically important to know the truth. When we don’t know the truth, false ideas and beliefs take over. Before long, we start to believe something so far from reality it’s tough to come back. These fabrications can come from a variety of places; our parents, society, a crazy uncle, a former teacher or mentor, etc. While I’m not asking you to fact check everything you’ve ever been told, I don’t want an untruth to keep you from pursuing the most fulfilling thing a professional can do; leadership.  

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How to Be a Leader Worth Following

All professionals want to have a career of significance and fulfillment. One that makes them excited to get out of bed in the morning. One that they actually want to spend an estimated 92,000 hours of their lifetime doing. Unfortunately, very few ever reach this work “nirvana” because of fear, complacency, and lack of focus. At the same time, they are working hard towards the wrong goals, such as money, power or fame.

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Successful Teams Come From Leaders Who Do These 5 Things

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out some professional teams are higher performing than others. Not only do high-performing teams contribute to better business outcomes, but their team members embrace the daily challenge to solve problems and achieve things together.

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