Episode 6: Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership


Thinking like a BIG business will keep you in business…

It has been our observation that many small business owners have a major problem. However, their major problem is not what you might think. It’s not their lack of funds, ideas, talent, or business savvy.




Their biggest problem is their perspective on the importance of (drumroll)…




Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be. After all…


“EVERYTHING rises and falls on leadership.” – John C. Maxwell


This means your personal life, your family life, your relationships, your church, your community, your marriage, your children, and yes… even your small business will either rise or fall depending on your leadership skill.


When we fully realized this simple fact, we made it our business (pun intended) to improve our leadership ability.


Our hope is that you will too, after listening to this week’s podcast.



In This Episode You Will:

♦ Learn the secret of why major corporations became, well, major!

♦ Do away with excuses to cop out of leadership development

♦ Learn the 7 key benefits of improving your leadership ability



Memorable Quotes:


“EVERYTHING rises and falls on leadership.” – John C. Maxwell


“A good name is worth more than gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)


“The best leaders are not those without fear, but those who face their fears again and again and teach others to do the same.” – Sebastien Richard


“Do it afraid.” – Paul Martinelli


“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes


“When you become a better leader, you become more confident. And when you become more confident, you are bolder in expressing yourself, and thus usually become a better communicator.” – Sebastien Richard


“Don’t aspire to be the best on the team, aspire to be the best for the team.”


“Leadership is a social skill which is best expressed in a team environment.” – Sebastien Richard


“When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” – Lao Tzu


“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Ken Blanchard


“Your business will only go as far as your leadership will allow.” – Sebastien Richard


“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn




Resources Recommended:

Blog Post about courageous leadership: No Guts, No Glory

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

For Young Entrepreneurs: Lead Like a Superhero by Sebastien Richard

Lead Like Jesus-Revisited by Ken Blanchard

Wooden on Leadership: How to create a Winning Organization

Developing The Leader Within You 2.0-John C. Maxwell

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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1974. He is happlily married, has three children (Jason, Marissa, and Katelyn), and now resides in Prince Edward Island (Canada). He is a sought-after Bible teacher, and speaker.

In 2015, God led him to found Thriving on Purpose (thrivingonpurpose.com), a Faith-based organization where (along with his wife, Elisabeth) he provides Kingdom knowledge for today's believers, helping them to build up the Kingdom of God and tear down strongholds.

Aside from his next books, Sebastien is most active in producing impactful content for his weekly Facebook broadcasts.

When he's not busy with ministry, or courageously leading his family to further happiness and bliss, he enjoys masterminding with Elisabeth at breakfast time, family road trips, researching fringe theories, cryptozoology, geek culture, and movie nights with the kids while chowing down pizza.

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