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, LinkedIn Pulse,,, CNBC Money, and more. John completed his education at the University of Maryland College. 


The People You Should Lead For

I leaned back at my desk, stared up at the ceiling and I said out loud, “It should be this easy all of the time.” I knew everyone on the team was on the same page, a key team member acquired a new skill, and there had been an increase in performance against our leading KPI’s. It just felt as though everything I was doing as a leader was right. As I packed up my bag feeling pretty fantastic, I couldn't wait to get home to see my wife and play with my kids. 


3 Simple Ways to Immediately Inspire Your Team

There are thousands of definitions of leadership. After studying the field for years and interviewing thousands of great leaders, I define it this way: Someone whose actions inspire, empower, and serve in order to elevate others over an extended period of time.


5 Signs It's Time to Develop Your Leadership Skills

We all look for signs that give us an indication that we're doing the right things. Children look to their parents for praise when they've done something well. Students anxiously await final grades to see if the work they put in added up. However, when it comes to leadership and knowing exactly how you are doing in the workplace, the signs tend to be less noticeable.


5 Simple Phrases Bad Leaders Don't Use Enough

There aren't many managers that say being a leader is simple. It makes a lot of sense because there are so many important things they are responsible for.


One Thing Leaders Should Care About But Don’t

It was 1 AM and I had been staring at my computer screen for the last four hours. I read the words over and over again. I changed a word here and there, and added a smattering of commas and periods. The truth was, I was stalling. I was about to publish my very first blog, taking another step towards building my personal brand as a professional golfer. Finally, I took a deep breath, told myself it was good enough and clicked publish. 

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