Kevin Hancock is CEO of Hancock Lumber, one of the oldest companies in America and 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 strengthen the voices of others. He is now a champion of a work culture where everyone leads and every voice is trusted, respected, and heard. His new book, THE SEVENTH POWER – ONE CEO’S JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF SHARED LEADERSHIP sharesthe 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.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS