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. 


5 Reasons Why Leader-Employee Relationships are so Important

Early in my professional career, I had both positive and negative relationships with my leaders. The positive relationships taught me so much and made an enormous impact on my life for the better. Those individuals transferred knowledge and wisdom, primarily through their actions. Using skills like listening, patience, and confidence.


4 Communication Hacks Great Leaders Don't Ignore

While putting others' needs before your own or creating a culture of accountability are key for becoming a powerful leader, your vision and goals won't translate to reality if you aren't able to communicate them effectively.


7 Crucial Pieces of Advice That Will Change the Way You Lead

I define a leader as someone who's actions inspire, empower, and serve in order to elevate others over an extended period of time. 

5 Surprises for New Leaders

5 Surprises for New Leaders

Here’s a story I’ve heard too often: A young professional has finally arrived at a leadership position because of their relentless pursuit of achievement. To their surprise, the moment is bittersweet. While they alone bear the responsibility for their team’s success, they find that they’re unable to control what determines it. The realization hits them that they finally have authority, but they can’t seem to use it to move their team in the right direction. Not to mention, they are impacting people’s lives – both positively and negatively based on the decisions they make every day. 


5 Ways You are Unknowingly a Bad Leader

When I moved into a leadership position, I was amazed at the overwhelming sense of responsibility that I felt to develop my team. Suddenly, a huge part of someone else’s well being and happiness at work was largely affected by my choices and actions. Any leader, regardless of experience, needs to be aware of how his or her actions and choices impact people. Those who aren’t tuned in to this will inevitably hurt their team members, their company and ultimately themselves.

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