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.

Oneness Isn’t Sameness
“It takes a lot of different flowers to make a bouquet.” —Ancient Islamic proverb I can still picture the world from my dad’s shoulders. I’m two and a half…
Corporate Oneness
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” —Joseph Campbell   It would be impossible to acknowledge the oneness that defines our universe and then go back…
Two Thousand Years of Propaganda
Go ahead and hate your neighbor Go ahead and cheat a friend Do it in the name of heaven You can justify it in the end. —One Tin Soldier…
You Get What You Feel
“The earth and myself are of one mind.” —Chief Joseph “Hey, Dad, what’s wrong?” one of our daughters asks. Whenever I’m asked that question, I’m a tad disappointed (in…
Planet Earth Needs a Flag
“It is hard to follow one great vision in this world of darkness and of many changing shadows. Among them men get lost.” —Black Elk In my last post…
What the Sandpiper Knows
“We Indians think of the Earth and the whole universe as a never-ending circle, and in this circle, man is just another animal. The buffalo and the coyote are…
Mitakuye Oyasin
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” —John Muir The most transformative concept I’ve learned from my…
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Everyone Has a Valuable Story
“Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you. I am I.” —Osho If we don’t share our stories they die with…
#48 | HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM
“Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” —Jack Swigert   It was April 13, 1970, and the crew of Apollo 13 was in trouble. “This is Houston. Say again,…
#47 | FORTY-SEVEN WEEKS
“You are only ever one decision away from a totally different life.” —Mark Batterson   Forty-seven weeks ago I published the first post of this yearlong series on the…
#46 | THE APOLOGY
“If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means one is going to commit the same mistake again they just apologized for.” —Amit Kalantri The…
#45 | BABY STEPS
This blog post is a reprint from an article Kevin recently wrote for The Maine Monitor, published October 24, 2021 ______ There’s a lot to learn from babies, one…
#44 | PATH FINDERS
“All this time I was finding myself and I didn’t know I was lost.” —Avicii, “Wake Me Up” How do you find and stay on your path? This is…
#43 | JENNY AND ME
“Everyone is beautiful.” — Ariana Grande Jenny Edwards cleans and cares for the Hancock Lumber home office in Casco at night, after finishing her day job. I work an…
#42 | WHO’S DRIVING THE GOD TRUCK?
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” —Buddha I was driving through Rapid City, South Dakota, when…
#41 | IT’S WRITTEN IN THE SONGS
“Anyone writing a creative work knows that you open, you yield yourself, and the book talks to you and builds itself. To a certain extent, you become the carrier…
#40 | THE WATERMELON BUS
“Everything you can imagine is real.” —Pablo Picasso   We were driving through rural, agricultural Florida just north of Lake Okeechobee when I saw it. “What is that?” I…
#39 | FOUL BALL
“The most dangerous moment comes with victory.” —Napoleon Bonaparte Thursday, April 13, 1978 I’m twelve years old, in my bed on a school night. The only light in the…
#38 | PROTECTORS OF THE REALM
“Liberty means responsibility. That’s why most men dread it.” —George Bernard Shaw   It was six a.m. when I left Route 44 and passed through the veritable ghost town…
#37 | MISSION CLARITY
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” —Buddha Earlier this year I shared the following short message with…