Episode 201: How To Change Your Leadership Style for the Better, With Kevin Hancock, Chairman and CEO of Hancock Lumber.
The PR Maven Podcast
How can you change your leadership style for the better? Find out in this episode as Kevin Hancock, Chairman and CEO of Hancock Lumber shares how his condition has taught him a better leadership style that has led his company to success. Kevin explains how he learned of the power of listening to validate employees and making the right decisions. Despite his condition that affects his speaking, Kevin has actually taken on more speaking engagements and wrote multiple books to inspire others to think about their leadership, and the impacts it has on their business. 3:43 – Nancy and Kevin talk about their business’ successes, and how despite the length of a business’ life you always need to continue to change. 5:12 – Kevin talks about his career in the lumber industry and how he got into it in the first place. 6:30 – Kevin shares what happened to his voice in 2010, and how he has incorporated it into his leadership style and personal brand. 10:06 – Kevin talks about how despite his condition, he has been doing more public speaking than before. 14:24 – Kevin talks about how each employee is the face of your company, how to help employees prioritize their work and how Hancock Lumber is employee centric. 17:04 – Nancy shares how she treats employees at any business as an interesting person, and Kevin responds to talk about how Nancy is positively impacting the world. 19:22 – Kevin shares how impactful parenting is to children, and the meaning of human life on earth by sharing what he learned in South Dakota. 24:46 – Kevin explains a company’s mission and goals outside of profits. 27:45 – Kevin talks about his books, why he has written them and how people can find them. 32:01 – Kevin shares how his speaking, writing and involvement in Pine Ridge has played a role in the PR of Hancock Lumber. 38:30 – Kevin explains his strategy for each of his brands. 44:52 – Kevin shares what he thinks personal branding is. 47:41 – Kevin talks about how he is recovering from his condition. 50:39 – Kevin shares what in his life has impacted him and how people can get in touch. Quote “I think a company being profitable is very, very important, but it is not the highest mission. I’ve come to think about the profitability of our company as a really cool outcome of a higher calling. The higher calling is to honor everybody at work. When you honor everybody at work, it’s pretty much guaranteed they’re going to collectively produce exceptional results. What that really is about is the company is soaring on the wings of thriving humans at work, and the profit is the outcome. An outcome not the goal.” - Kevin Hancock, chairman and CEO of Hancock Lumber. Links: Amber Lambke’s episode Gandhi Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota “Not For Sale: Finding Center in The Land of Crazy Horse” (book) “The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey Into the Business of Shared Leadership” (book) “48 Whispers: From Pine Ridge and the Northern Plains” (book) Activate the PR Maven® Flash Briefing on your Alexa Device. Join the PR Maven® Facebook group. About the guest: Kevin Hancock is the CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses as well as an award-winning author and nationally recognized public speaker. Kevin is a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community —through listening, empowering and shared leadership. In addition, Kevin is the founder of a non-profit organization called The Seventh Power dedicated to advancing economic sovereignty for native communities across America. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and lives in Maine with his wife Alison. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company is led by its 620 employees operating 12 lumberyards, three sawmills and a truss manufacturing facility in Maine and New Hampshire. The company also grows and harvests trees sustainably on 8,000 acres of timberland. Hancock Lumber is an eight-time consecutive recipient of the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management’s Best Places To Work in Maine award. The company is also a recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, and the ProSales National Dealer of the Year Award. Looking to connect: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Websites: https://thebusinessofsharedleadership.com/ https://www.hancocklumber.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-hancock-6bb0501a1/
Part 2: Giving Others a Voice Increased My Voice and Revenue with Kevin Hancock
Safe Space with Francesco Lombardo
Kevin Hancock returns to the Safe Space podcast to discuss how losing his voice made the family business stronger and more profitable. By understanding for the first time what it was like not to be heard, Kevin changed his vision on running the company, which led to more profit in the last 10 years than the previous 164 years combined. How did his vision change? What happened in the company that improved profits so significantly? Learn more by listening to this week's podcast.
Part 1: Your Role in the Business Does Not Define Your Worth in the Family with Kevin Hancock
Safe Space with Francesco Lombardo
In this episode of Safe Space, Francesco is joined by Kevin Hancock, who talks about successfully running Hancock Lumber in its 6th generation WITHOUT speaking. Founders and NxtGen, you are not the identity of the performers of the company Kevin shares. Give your performers a voice, because when people feel authentically heard they are much more committed to supporting the company. Kevin offers a quote from Gandhi as his advice - "Become the change you wish to see in the world"... or your family business.
Kevin Hancock, featured in the New York Times, and author of 48 Whispers (Post Hill Press; https://thebusinessofsharedleadership.com/). As the CEO of Hancock Lumber, Kevin struggled to guide the two-century-old lumber company through the 2007 collapse of the housing market only to lose some of his voice to the rare neurological speech disorder, spasmodic dysphonia. This experience sent him journeying more than twenty times to the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota in search of voice recovery through self-reflection and immersion in nature. While at Pine Ridge, he met an entire community that felt a piece of their authentic voice had been taken or stolen from them—helping him realize there are lots of way to lose one’s voice in this world. From this experience, Kevin came to see life as a quest for self-actualization. A unique photojournalism collection of short meditations, accompanied by full-page color photographs of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the northern plains, 48 Whispers explores the concepts of shared leaders, dispersed power, and respect for all voices. Kevin’s full-page color photos and writings span a decade of over twenty visits to the region—during which time he builds a series of deep friendships on the reservation and takes two Lakota names. ------------------------------- As of this moment, we have over 80 hours of premium videos available at path11tv.com, with new videos added regularly. Watch Path 11 TV wherever you want, on the iPhone, AppleTV, Android, Amazon Fire, and Roku Apps. 👉Podcast listeners can use coupon code: PODCAST30, for a 30% discount off the annual plan. This code is only available for a limited time. -------------------- Dr. Eric Pearl and Jillian Fleer https://www.thereconnection.com Be sure to use coupon code PATH2PORTAL on checkout, to take 25% of your purchase of the portal. -------------------- Check out our new music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/connections
231. Kevin Hancock – The Profit and Power of Being an Employee CENTRIC Companies
Enlightenment of Change
Connie’s motivational quote for today is by – Andy Hargreaves “Too often, shared visions really mean, ‘I have a vision; you share it!’” Check Out These Highlights: Lately, I have read more articles about the new leadership skills (agility, empathy, respectful communication, and the list goes on), that are needed. So, my curious mind keeps questioning, “are these skills new, or should they have been part of a solid leadership model for organizations all along?” As I reflect, I personally feel that leaders from around the globe are waking up to what true leadership should have been all along and that we have been blindly using the model that has been used throughout corporate cultures at least during my 40-year career. I believe the cost of not having a tangible and duplicatable leadership culture, will cost organizations millions of dollars in lost productivity and ultimately lost revenue. So, what is a great model to follow? I’m glad you asked! About Kevin Hancock: Kevin is the CEO of Hancock Lumber, one of the oldest companies in America, and a 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 based on strengthening the voices of others. Today we are going to discuss his amazing book, THE SEVENTH POWER – ONE CEO’S JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF SHARED LEADERSHIP. In his book, Kevin shares the philosophy, values, and strategies Hancock Lumber Company has embraced on its journey toward becoming an employee-centric company – where leadership responsibilities are broadly shared rather than power coming from the top down. How to Get in Touch With Kevin Hancock: Website: https://thebusinessofsharedleadership.com/ Stalk me online! Enlightenment of Change Facebook group: tinyurl.com/EOCFacebookGroup Website: https://whitmanassoc.com Connie’s #1 International Bestseller Book – ESP (Easy Sales Process): 7-Step to Sales Success: https://whitmanassoc.com/resources/ Download Free Communication Style Assessment: www.whitmanassoc.com/csa Subscribe and listen to Enlightenment of Change podcast on your favorite podcast streaming service or on YouTube. New episodes post everyweek – listen to Connie dive into new sales and business topics or problems you may have in your business. The post 231. Kevin Hancock – The Profit and Power of Being an Employee CENTRIC Companies appeared first on WebTalkRadio.net.
Kevin Hancock is an award-winning author and speaker. He is the CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, one of the oldest and best-known family businesses in America. He is also the founder of The Seventh Power, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing economic sovereignty for native communities across America. Kevin is passionate about a new pathway to organizational excellence built on the employee-centric company, where power is dispersed, leadership is shared, and every voice is heard.During this interview, we discuss…what it’s like communicating and leading with spasmodic dysphoniahow an employee-centric company differs from a capital-centric organizationhow to make it safe for people to say what they actually thinkorganizational cultural conditions that make this possible?Get in touch with Kevin after the interview…Email: email@example.comWebsite: https://thebusinessofsharedleadership.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-hancock-6bb0501a1Read Kevin’s new book, “48 Whispers: From Pine Ridge and the Northern Plains” https://www.amazon.com/48-Whispers-Ridge-Northern-Plains/dp/1637580622
EP289 Kevin Hancock Timeless Wisdom of Native Peoples, Nature, and Shared Leadership
Sheryl Sitts - Exploring Possibilities Podcast -Holistic Spiritual Living – Journey of Possiblities
Kevin Hancock, multi-award-winning Author, Speaker, Chairman and CEO of Hancock Lumber (http://www.thebusinessofsharedleadership.com) visits with host Sheryl Sitts, MPA, BA, Possibilities Coach & Holistic Practitioner (http://www.sherylsitts.com) to discuss: His beautiful new publication 48 Whispers (available at https://amzn.to/3IlyeYj with a small gratuity supporting this show at no additional cost to you) and the path that led him to visit them and begin learning from their lifestyles and idealsThey explore the topic of finding ones voice, all the ways in which we can feel dis-empowered and unable to speak or express our truth, and the importance of being able to express ourselves authentically What he learned from the native populations and what he feels he was able to give themKevin really expands on how these trips and the creation of this book has impacted how he is within his business, family, and communityHe spotlights some of the differences that are possible in business when employees feel fully seen and valued, and the role of spirituality in businessSheryl puts him on the spot asking if he is saying it is possible to focus on the well-being and satisfaction of all employees and still run a profitable business, and he says it is possible to maximize company profits by focusing on maximizing employee wellnessKevin explores the topic of leadership and what he learned about leadership from nature in the Arizona desertThey discuss how his lumber company gives back through sustainable reforesting in MaineThey talk about a couple of the 48 Whispers from his book concerning “putting work back in its place” and “Okay, so now what” inquiring as to what we can do to move forward individually and collectively from hereSheryl asks Kevin what is next for him, and finds his answer both surprising and delightful …and so much more. Enjoy! Sheryl & Mario Rosales (https://www.MarioRosales.com) invest time, money and energy into this show with the intent that it help us all remember who we really are. Your financial support is deeply appreciated at https://www.JourneyOfPossibilities.com/Support. Thank you!The post EP289 Kevin Hancock Timeless Wisdom of Native Peoples, Nature, and Shared Leadership first appeared on Journey of Possibilities - Holistic Spiritual Living - Exploring Possibilities Podcast.
S31E7 - Employee-Centric Versus Capital-Centric Organizations, with Kevin Hancock
Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, with Jonathan H. Westover, PhD
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhwestover/) talks with Kevin Hancock about employee-centric versus capital-centric organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/DF_sGKzra9U. Kevin Hancock (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-hancock-6bb0501a1/) is an award-winning author and speaker. The CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, one of the oldest and best known family businesses in America, he 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 the Timber Processing Magazine Person of the Year award. Kevin is also a member of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission. A frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Kevin is an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community —through listening, empowering, and shared leadership. Kevin is also the founder of The Seventh Power, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing economic sovereignty for native communities across America. Please leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts! Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/alchemizing-human-capital-6884351526333227008/. Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/bluerthanindigo. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/leadershipalchemy. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/hci-magazine. Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/ Ranked #6 Workplace Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/ Ranked #7 HR Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/ Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The 7th Power - Shared Leadership with Kevin Hancock
Join Kevin Hancock, this week's guest, as he shares how he went from Me Leadership to Shared Leadership and the impact it has had on him and his 173-year-old company, Hancock Lumber. During the holiday season, we offered the chance to win one of 5 signed copies of books written by some past and future guests, we made a mistake by forgetting to include a way for us to contact the winners; to fix this, we have re-created the survey and have added such a space. The improved survey will be live until Monday, January 10th, if this is your first time, you can fill out the survey and still be entered into the drawing. You can find the improved survey here.
"Changing a Mature Company" with guest Kevin Hancock
Humanity meets Business: Business Therapy
Kevin Hancock, author of "The 7th Power: One CEOs Journey into Shared Leadership." is the CEO of one of the oldest lumber companies in the US, founded in 1848. In 2010, he acquired a rare voice disorder, which impacted his ability to speak. By studying voice-marginalized communities, he discovered there were ways people could regain their voice by seeing the purpose of the voice clearly. His voice condition became a gift to spread the message about creating a culture of being heard. Here's how you can encourage this culture within your organization, by increasing awareness, awakening to purpose, honoring individual sacredness, and value. Hancock's TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnwCOSA5SPI--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/businesstherapy/support