The Seventh Power and the Age of Shared Leadership
Kevin Hancock is an award-winning author, public speaker, and CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses, Hancock Lumber joins Enterprise Radio. Kevin is an advocate of strengthening voices of all individuals—within a company or a community—through listening, empowerment, and shared leadership.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Kevin Hancock discuss the following:
- You have been CEO of Hancock Lumber for 25 years. However, it is in the past decade that you feel there has been a shift in your leadership style and thinking. Can you give us a bit of context for this shift? What sparked this change?
- How does mainstream view of leadership vary from the new leadership model that you have been working on?
- What do you see as the biggest hurdles in making the transition to this new model of leadership where power is pushed out to individuals rather than gathered toward the power center? What will be the tipping point for change?
- What makes the difference at Hancock Lumber, meaning what do you attribute to having been named a ‘Best Places to Work’ in Maine now for 5-years running and setting records on every major business metric?
- While your management teams and employees at Hancock Lumber are working to implement these leadership transformations and empowering all of your employees, you set out on a series of adventures to deepen your learning. Where did you travel, and what did you learn?
Kevin Hancock is an award-winning author, public speaker, and CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company grows trees, manufactures lumber for global distribution, and operates retail stores in Maine and New Hampshire. The company, thanks to its five hundred employees, is a five-time recipient of the Best Places to Work in Maine Award. The company is also a past recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, the MITC Exporter of the Year Award, and the Pro-Sales National Dealer of the Year Award.
Kevin is a recipient of the Ed Muskie Access to Justice Award, the Habitat for Humanity Spirit of Humanity Award, the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award, and Timber Processing magazine’s Person of the Year Award. Kevin is also a former history teacher and a lifetime youth basketball coach. He is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College.
Kevin lives in Casco, Maine, with Alison, his wife of twenty-eight years. Together they have two adult daughters, Abby and Sydney. Kevin has a national platform as a public speaker and business executive.
Kevin is an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community such as Pine Ridge—through listening, empowerment, and shared leadership.
People also listened to this: Calibrating Your Leadership GPS for the Era of Hyper-Change