King Arthur Flour: The Benefits of Collaborative Leadership and Employee Ownership [Ep. 18]

King Arthur Flour, founded in 1790, is America's oldest flour company. However, the company's approach to social impact, executive leadership, and stock ownership is very different from the vast majority of traditional corporations.


In this interview, King Arthur Flour's three Co-CEO's: Karen Colberg, Suzanne McDowell, and Ralph Carlton, describe why they consider King Arthur Flour to be "America's oldest startup" because of the company's innovative leadership structure and 100% employee ownership model.

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Ryan Honeyman is a Partner at LIFT Economy and author of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @honeymanconsult or email him