The New York Times features Kevin Hancock in their March 9th online article titled, “A Lumber Executive Loses His Voice and Finds Balance”. Writer Jennifer Van Allen recounts the past decade and Kevin’s journey – how losing his voice led to a series of unexpected events, ultimately helping Kevin redefine his role as CEO and share power more broadly within the 6th generation, family-owned organization led by its 458 employees. Anyone interested in learning more about leadership, opening oneself up to new ideas and experiences, and living beyond the definition of “roles” should take a look at this article and learn more about Kevin’s book.
In 2015 Kevin authored and self-published his first book titled Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse. This book is an iconoclastic memoir that traces Kevin’s journey deep into Indian country, and even deeper into his own soul. In a corporate world hallmarked by the never-ending quest for bigger, better, more, the CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses contemplates an organizational structure where the goal is to do less, not more. In a 24/7 internet-wired world consumed with roles, responsibilities, and external accomplishments, Kevin learns to look inward for meaning and purpose. Kevin shares his deeply personal journey in the pages of his book shining light on the following powerful lessons:
- We all come from a tribe, and while the pull of the past is strong, the soul is here to individuate.
- Leadership in the new Aquarian Age is about doing less, not more. Those who hold the power often overreach; they go too far.
- Busyness is not living, and personal growth lies in looking inward, not outward.
- The boundaries that have been set to divide people are not real. In the end, we’re all one tribe.
What a day when the New York Times features your President’s story! It is an honor to share these opportunities and lessons beyond the state, and connect with like-minded leaders around the country. Pick up your copy of The New York Times tomorrow, March 10th and share in our excitement!