John Eades, LearnLoft CEO and Podcast Host, challenges you to rethink what it means to be a leader today, and shows you how to become a world-class leader who inspires, empowers, and serves—and who can transform the results of any team or organization. 


One of the Best Leadership Books Available. A must Read!

This book is the ultimate guide to a healthier organizational culture. If you want to build better leaders and develop cohesive teams, you need to study this book. Filled with real stories and actionable processes, this book will help you build better teams

Mario McCracken

This Book Will Change the Way You Lead

“This week at my leadership team meeting with my direct reports, I set the tone by being vulnerable and sharing with them my self-reflection of not being the leader I know I need to be. Then I followed your guidance on setting a vision statement, resetting our team expectations, defined accountability, created a strategic plan…I just wanted to say thank you. I knew the direction I wanted to go but your book really outlined it for me in the very best way. Feels so good to have a reset for 2020.” 

Lesa Foster

Best Investment for Your Leadership Journey

Wow! This book is the right balance of insight and practical advice for today’s leaders. If you are going to read one book for 2020 to grow as a leader, this is the one. I’m reading through a second time and have made more notes in margins and pages than ever before. Inspired and encouraged as I can lead others more effectively through these methods taught. Just purchased 4 more for my managers!

Mike Greer

Practical Ways to Empower Followers

Many argue that encouraging, supporting, mentoring and coaching is the primary responsibility of a leader John Eades has written a concise, readable, and practical blueprint for leadership that goes beyond the leader, describing ways to elevate followers to be successful. Eades uses rich narrative and common sense, along with qualitative examples to demonstrate how leaders can empower their teams. The chapter summaries are great for a quick review of the major points. Bonus: Eades provides additional resources through the book’s website. An excellent book for aspiring leaders and leaders who want to improve.



Get a signed copy of Building the Best and the 2021 Leadership Plan together for only $35.

The 2021 Leadership Plan is an accompaniment guide to help you or the leaders in your organization take the critical principles from Building the Best and turn them into actions and results.


Organizational culture has undergone a seismic shift in the 21st century–and with that, the requirements of leadership. In Building the Best, LearnLoft CEO John Eades takes you on a journey of transformation that will equip you with the tools you need to become the kind of cutting-edge leader today’s workplace urgently needs. 

Beginning with the benefits of great leadership–and the drawbacks of bad leadership–Eades offers real-life examples of leaders who elevate others, and how their practices have paid huge dividends. At its core is a carefully balanced blend of “love and discipline — a guiding principle that helps create high levels of performance by leaning on standards while at the same time caring about the long-term success and well-being of each team member. 

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. Building the Best offers a powerful blueprint for embarking on that journey–the firt step in taking your team or organization to true greatness. 



JOHN EADES is the CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company which exists to turn managers into leaders and create healthier places to work. He was named one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace after reaching over 7 million readers with his weekly column. 


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