Small Team Leadership Fundamentals for Emerging Businesses Workshop

The ability to lead authentically with any team, regardless of size, is critical for success. Leading is particularly important with small and newly formed teams, such as startup brands or family-owned independent retailers.

Sean Georges, Co-Author of On Mission: Your Journey to Authentic Leadership, shares his strong convictions about the essence of leadership based on a 40-year Marine Corps and civilian retail leadership journey. Through an impactful story capturing what it truly means to lead regardless of the nature of the mission, he will emphasize the importance of leading authentically as a servant irrespective of the size or nature of your team.

What you’ll learn:

  • What "servant leadership” is and why it matters
  • Relational vs. transactional leadership: the importance of building mutual trust and respect
  • How each member of the team carries leadership responsibilities
  • Taking personal responsibility for our own leadership development through an intentional learning journey.

About Sean Georges

Sean M. Georges, JD, LLM, is a Naval Academy graduate who served as a Marine Corps Officer for 13 years, the bulk of them as a military lawyer. He earned a law degree from the University of Illinois and an advanced law degree from the Judge Advocate General's School of the Army at the University of Virginia. For the past 22 years, he has served as General Counsel and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for a publicly traded retailer with over 380 stores and 6,000 employees.

Sean serves on a variety of non-profit boards and recently presented his perspectives on leadership in a TEDx Talk, "The Essence of Authentic Leadership," which has been viewed over 35,000 times.

He is co-founder of On Mission Leadership, LLC, a leadership development team with a mission to serve and support leaders committed to their intentional development journey. He is a leadership coach, a mentor and a frequent public speaker on leadership. Sean is a co-author, with Dr. John Buford, PhD, of “On-Mission: Your Journey to Authentic Leadership,” set to be published in August of 2022 by Greenleaf Publishing.