In this article, Kevin Hancock writes about how Hancock Lumber became a Best Places to Work by comparing it to how a baby learns to walk. By learning without instruction, people will engage with their natural curiosity and begin to excel at their projects.   Click here to read the article.

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Below are 12 articles and podcasts that describe the outcome and impact of shared leadership in the workplace. Take a look at the excerpts below and click through to learn more. Thank you for joining our mission of shared leadership, dispersed power, and respect for all voices!   Work & Life with Stew Friedman In…

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In this article featured in the March 2022 NRLA Lumber Co-Operator, Kevin Hancock writes about digital equality in the workplace. Kevin explores the two groups of employees that the digital age has produced in lumberyards: the group that uses laptops and computers regularly and those that do not. He continues to write about how Hancock…

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In this keynote interview, Kevin Hancock speaks with Shannon Zur of the Vogel Consulting Group. The theme of the Transitions Spring 2022 conference was “Strong Family, Strong Business.”

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Family Business Magazine captures Kevin’s journey and new leadership model in their March 2022 article, Voices Carry. Writer Margaret Sheen tells the story of Kevin losing his voice, the journey he went on to find his voice, and the lessons he learned along the way—and, ultimately, how those lessons translated into a new, modern leadership…

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As part of Hancock Lumber’s HBS Dealer’s national ‘ProDealer of the Year’ recognition, HBSDealer magazine featured the company on the cover of their March 2022 edition. Ken Clark’s “Architects of Shared Leadership” cover story shares their leadership teams’ voices and highlights Hancock Lumber’s success as an employee-centric, shared leadership business—and, how Kevin Hancock’s vision to…

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This article is written by Kevin Hancock and featured on Creations Magazine. He writes about how work needs to have more meaning and a higher calling, instead of just being work. If work can be more fulfilling to the individual, it will bring about a higher sense of self worth and purpose, which will then…

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In this article, Kevin Hancock shares his personal journey with writing and becoming an author. He answers questions about why, where, and when he started writing. He shares how he best overcomes writer’s block and what he enjoys doing besides writing. Kevin is able to share about why he is passionate about sharing his writing…

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In this article, the Center of All That Is whisper is a featured excerpt on the Braided Way blog. This whisper, originally written in Kevin Hancock’s 48 Whispers, delves into the concept of center. Kevin writes in a quote from Black Elk, who understood that center is within ourselves, and that this is the path to…

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In this interview, Kevin Hancock speaks with Deborah Kalb about his book 48 Whispers. She asks questions to learn more about what inspired Kevin to write this book, what keeps drawing him back to Pine Ridge, and the messages for readers in the book. Kevin finishes by explaining “I have come to dedicate my work to…

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In this video, Kevin Hancock speaks about how he became a champion for shared leadership and dispersed power. When Kevin lost the power of his voice, he turned to others for their ideas so he could speak less. He also speaks about how he found the Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and…

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In this interview, Kevin Hancock speaks about how teachers make a difference. In his example, he talks about his science teacher Eugene Whitney, who made each individual in the classroom feel heard and special. This feeling has stuck with Kevin since then and is memorable for him. Click here to watch the full video.

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In this interview, Kevin Hancock speaks about how he found the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and how the moments he spent there helped him and inspired him to write 48 Whispers. He shares that the thoughts and pictures that he takes while there have helped him find inner peace, a way of leading without overusing…

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In a book review done by the SA Examiner, Kevin Hancock’s newest book, 48 Whispers, is given an examination through the eyes of blogger Sandra Cruz. She gives examples of her favorite whispers, and writes that “inspirational books do not have to be encyclopedia sized or full of complicated psychological or religious subject matter to…

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In this blog article, 48 Whispers appears in Helen Dumont’s bookshelf to be reviewed. She writes a synopsis of the book for her readers, describing why Kevin Hancock journeyed to Pine Ridge over 20 times. Helen writes in her review that “[48 Whispers] is especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, college, and university library…

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In this article, Stacie Gorkow, owner of the blog Sincerely Stacie, highlights 48 Whispers is on her “Books That Came My Way in August 2021” post. She gives a small preview of the book and what it’s about in her post. She writes reviews on recently read books and makes recommendations. Click here to see…

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In this article, Kevin Hancock is interviewed about his progressive view on shared leadership. He shares how the lumber industry is often misunderstood and seen as outdated, but he says this is inaccurate. Everything from the technology inside the sawmills to the culture fostered at the company is modern and innovative. Kevin explains more about…

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In this article, Kevin Hancock’s newest book, 48 Whispers, is highlighted as a book in the “To Be Read” stack. In this small overview of the book, it highlights Kevin’s personal journey of healing and how he found the Lakota tribe at Pine Ridge. It also brings his shared leadership philosophy forward and the influence…

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The Softwood Forest Products Buyer is reaching out to company leaders across the industry to solicit their input on key issues that impact overall business success. In this publication, Kevin Hancock shares his insights. “Some organizations collect leadership power into the bureaucratic center, where a few people can make the majority of the decisions for…

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In this article, Kevin Hancock speaks about how important company culture and sharing leadership are at Hancock Lumber. Kevin explains how his journey to Pine Ridge opened his eyes to how narrow his leadership focus was. He was the largest voice in the room and after losing his voice, he could no longer be the…

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