John Eades Leadership Expert

John 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. 

 

How the Best Leaders Connect with Employees

With some people, connections come easy. Maybe you have a similar background, shared hobbies or a mutual friend. With others, however, you may not have much in common, which can make it harder to connect. If leaders aren't careful, this can also make these individuals harder to lead.

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4 Simple Steps to Be a Better Leader

I was staring at my computer screen at 6PM on a Friday finally relieved that my team had gone home. It had been 4 weeks since I inherited this group, and either I was the worst leader in the free world or they were unable to be managed. It was just about this time, that I ran across a quote from Simon Sinek:

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5 Ways Leaders Can Create The Best Version of Their Team

I read at a snails pace, but when I picked up The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, I breezed through pages like the book had somewhere to go.

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The Best Compliment Great Leaders Can Give

I will never forget this moment. I was an enterprise sales rep selling complex B2B sales performance improvement solutions. A prospective customer requested a face-to-face meeting with their executive leadership in the room. Doing what most reps do, I pulled my VP of Sales (a man I respected a great deal) into the loop and requested he make the trip west with me.

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The Most Important Thing A Leader Can Give

I monitored from afar for a few weeks. Watching how employees worked; communicated; engaged with clients; how they used their time. I had just inherited team members who were over qualified for the positions they held. But for some reason, their work output wasn’t moving the needle. The business was made up of individuals whose talents were stifled by the lack of a leader to guide them in their professional development.

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