Episode 72

Shared Leadership: Giving a Voice to Others with Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock is CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, one of the oldest companies in America and six-time recipient of the “Best Places to Work in Maine” award. In 2010, at the peak of the national housing and mortgage market collapse, Kevin acquired a rare neurological voice disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD). When his own voice became weakened, he developed a new leadership style focused on strengthening the voices of others. He is now a champion of a work culture where everyone leads and every voice is trusted, respected, and heard. His new book, The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership, shares the philosophy, values, and strategies Hancock Lumber Company has embraced on its journey toward becoming an employee-centric company.

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Life as Leadership: Where Leaders Gather to Grow Together
Where leaders gather to grow together

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Josh Friedeman

Josh wants to help you LIVE and LEAD well.

From interviewing leaders and other experts who help leaders, to coaching leaders and entrepreneurs, to staying on the front lines of leadership research through his PhD work in organizational leadership, Josh likes to live and breathe all things leadership.

Sure, there's more to life than leadership - until, that is, you start seeing life AS leadership (*Freeze frame, roll credits*).