Idea Sharing Archive

Welcome to the Business of Shared Leadership blog! This weekly installment features thought-provoking posts and discussions about inspired leadership topics, authored by Kevin Hancock.

We Are the Truth We Seek to Know
Below is Whisper #4 from my latest book, 48 WHISPERS, which is a collection of photographs and personal meditations created across a decade of travel to the Pine Ridge Indian…
What Brings You Here?
Below is Whisper #3 from my latest book, 48 WHISPERS, which is a collection of photographs and personal meditations created across a decade of travel to the Pine Ridge Indian…
Cross-Cultural Connectivity is Reunifying
Below is Whisper #2 from my latest book, 48 WHISPERS, which is a collection of photographs and personal meditations created across a decade of travel to the Pine Ridge Indian…
This is the Seventh Generation
Below is Whisper #1 from my latest book, 48 WHISPERS, which is a collection of photographs and personal meditations created across a decade of travel to the Pine Ridge Indian…
48 Whispers: An Introduction
The following is the introduction to my third book, 48WHISPERS From Pine Ridge and the Northern Plains.  Please enjoy. As a teenager our family took a vacation to the Grand Tetons….
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Kick off 2023 by reflecting on these questions…
In October of this year I had the honor of giving the keynote address at the LBM STRATEGIES conference in Denver.  The 50-minute talk was video recorded, and I…
ONE More Time . . .
“Is not the sky a father and the earth a mother, and are not all living things with feet or wings or roots their children?” —Black Elk “The Divine…
Who’s at War?
“To get people out of their misery, out of this genocide, that is the main reason, the motive and purpose of the military operation that we began in Donbas…
Crazy Horse
“Even the most basic outline of his life shows how great he was, because he remained himself from the moment of his birth to the moment he died; because…
Flipping the Script
“Man should not be in the service of society; society should be in the service of man. When man is in the service of society, you have a monster…
Set Up to Fail
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all…
Winning in the Age of Oneness
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” —Henry Ford The traditional definition of winning is Darwinian. Every winner requires an equal and offsetting loser….
People Are Good
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.” —Romans 5:12 I’ve found…
Everyone Is King
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” —Lucille Ball   In January of 1988 I drove from Bowdoin College to Bridgton Academy to interview for a teaching…
Strength for Your Purpose
Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe. Therefore the Master takes action by…
The Art of the Comeback
“To have a comeback you have to have a setback.” —Mr. T Falmouth High School—January 1983. I jump for a rebound. The next thing I know, I’m lying on…
Look at Me, Daddy!
“No elementary phenomenon is a phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.” —John Wheeler, physicist Alison and I have been married for thirty-two years. During that time, we have…
Five Flashbacks
Flashback #1: Our daughter Abby is five years old, and blindfolded. In the middle of the screened-in porch hangs a piñata. It’s a colorful donkey twirling gently in the…
Oneness Demands Freedom
“If one person in your family commits a crime, the entire family must be purged.” “When you have food in your stomach you can think about the meaning of…
Practice Accentuates Oneness
“If you want to be a champion you’ve got to feel like one, you’ve got to look like one, you’ve got to act like one.” —Red Auerbach John Kohtala…