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. 


Dear Leaders: You Aren't That Good

Sitting in the conference room, I watched a familiar scenario play out in front of me the way it had many times prior.  One person talked for most of the time, while walking around the room with a sense of ownership and a raised voice like some kind of monarch. The people sitting around the conference table (his subjects) nodded their heads in agreement, giving eye rolls to one another privately, and speaking up only to confirm a point or to give a quick status update.  


Modern Leadership Boils Down to Two Choices

Just this week I have had five different people tell me they were struggling to be an effective leader. I wasn't surprised; leading other people is one of the most difficult jobs on the planet.  What did strike me as odd was that when pressed, each person mentioned various challenges, but always ended the conversation with the same response;


4 Signs Your Heart is in the Right Place for Leadership

It didn't take long to figure out the problem, but Elizabeth, a front-line manager and potential executive at a medium-sized company just couldn't see it. As she went on and on about the issues with her team and layering excuse after excuse about her work environment, I turned to her and asked her a simple question:


10 Reasons You Aren't Growing as Leader

There's no shortage of leadership content available. As you're reading this article, millions of other people around the world are gaining knowledge on how to become better leaders via YouTube, blogs, audiobooks, and podcasts. But the alarming part is, the improvement-to-content-consumed ratio is near nonexistent.


3 Outstanding Lessons That Will Help You Lead Like John McCain

There are those who speak about leadership and then, there are those who are leaders. John McCain is the latter. Surviving nearly six years as a Vietnam Prisoner of War, this great American hero went on to serve as Senator of Arizona. Despite his unsuccessful run for President in 2008, McCain's achievements amounted to plenty.

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