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. 


What Bad Leaders Consistently Get Wrong About Discipline

One of your direct reports disregards a rule. What do you do?


3 Strong Reasons Empathy Makes You a Superior Leader

When coming up with a list of key leadership skills, it's not uncommon to see phrases like "good communicator" or "strong decision-making abilities" come up. While such attributes are certainly important, another vital trait is often overlooked: empathy.


Why the Best Leaders are Teachers and How to Become One

Everybody loves to know who the best is in their field. It could be the best sports coach, the best company to work for, or in this case, the best teacher in the world. Recently the Varkey Foundation awarded the 2019 Global Teacher Prize to Peter Tabichi. 


What the Best Leaders Do to Succeed

The new era we’ve entered feels hungry for improved leadership. Maybe it’s because we’ve had a nice nine-year run of economic growth that’s hidden our real business problems, and they are just starting to surface. Maybe it’s because more millennials are moving into leadership positions, and they are motivated by something deeper than monetary rewards. Whatever the reason is, this hunger is fantastic. The more people who care about improving their leadership skills, the better off our businesses and people will be.


How Leaders Get Value from Their Team Every Day

The first interview went fairly well. He was polished, well spoken, and said many of the right things. He talked about his prior experience and his desire to be part of something that he helped build. In addition to his skillset, he clearly had something inside him that intrigued me but didn’t exactly fill an immediate void. As we shook hands that day, I knew we could be friends, but was unsure if we would be colleagues.

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