Kevin Hancock, president of Hancock Lumber, never thought he would join his family's lumber business. When his father was diagnosed with cancer in the early 1990s, Hancock went to work for the company. His father died six years later, and Hancock became president the next year. Then in 2010, as a result of the stress from the housing market's decline, Hancock lost his voice. He was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia. The condition forced him to listen instead of speak and was in part responsible for his trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. His journey allowed him to find balance in his life, helped him expand his company, and helped him devise new programs to help his employees have better work/life balances.
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