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Authority Magazine - Five Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable SocietyThe key to creating a great work culture is to honor all of those perspectives and to transcend the limiting thinking of ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’ There are no ‘wrong’ perspectives about our company. Each perspective is real to the person who has it. When leaders give up the idea of molding everyone to think the same way or say the same things they allow their company to enter a fresh zone of authenticity where it becomes safe for people to say what they honestly think. This quest for diversity of thought is essential at the executive level and every level of any company that wants to demonstrate respect for all voices.
The Bridgton News - Kevin Hancock’s different path to leadershipPutting my own condition together with their situation, I got thinking there are lots of ways for people to lose their voice in this world or a piece of their voice. Unfortunately, across time, leaders have done more to limit, restrict, intimidate or direct the voices of others than to free them, whether it was a company or on an Indian reservation out West. I put it all together and really got me thinking about a new, fresh approach to leadership that strengthens the voices of others and having applied that approach to our own company I got thinking about sharing those ideas more broadly which became the basis of my book, The Seventh Power — One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership.”
The Power of ClarityKevin Hancock of the Hancock Lumber Company attests to that: “Employees are people, and as simple as that sounds, it’s important to treat them as such. Everyone deserves to know what is at stake and everyone is capable of leading a corporate transformation in times of crisis.”
How to Make Shared Leadership a RealityHaving found a piece of my own authentic voice, I wanted to help others do the same, and a lumber company in Maine became an unlikely platform where this could occur. The new goal: create a socially transformative work culture for the 21st century in which employee engagement soars because everyone feels authentically heard.—Kevin Hancock
How to Talk to Your Boss About Your New Work-From-Home Challenges“All of us are experiencing disruption, uncertainty, and conflicting responsibilities,” Kevin Hancock, author of The Seventh Power, tells Thrive. “Trust that your boss will understand and be supportive even if you have doubts. Bosses need to hear the truth about what employees are feeling and it’s a disservice to yourself to keep your personal needs on the sideline.”
Authority Magazine“Leadership power is meant to be shared and dispersed; Everyone is sacred, has a unique voice and an essential perspective to share”