Zack Hudson

Helping others reach their fullest potential in leadership and in life. 

Intentional Leadership Growth

Listen even when it’s difficult

Listening can be hard. There are typically many things vying for your attention while you try to focus on someone else, from the speaker to your own mental and emotional state and even the setting where you receiving the message.  Here are some factors that...

Plan, monitor, and assess your goals

I love when New Year rolls around. I've typically taken some time during the last month to think through how the previous year went both personally and professionally and I've set some goals (PTB 301) to kick off the new year right.  A goal without a plan or...

People over positions

The talk of the great resignation is the hot topic these days in the business world. Some companies are working to get ahead of the exodus of talent from the organization, others are afraid to even broach the topic in fear of speaking it into existence and a...

Why you need skin in the game

In order to be successful in something, you have to have something at stake, otherwise, what's the point of the effort? Some may answer by saying that there isn't a point. That's the root of why many projects, endeavors, tasks, and jobs fail to be successful; no one...

The art of staying focused

Staying focused is hard to do. There are so many personal and professional things that are constantly trying to get your attention and pull you away from what you are working on.  How well do you do staying focused on your task? There is certainly an art to...

Navigate change and conflict

Life is full of conflict and changes whether we like it or not. Look no further than the last two years across the world to see how change and conflict have impacted each of us in a personal way. While we generally don't like conflict on a personal level you are...

Finding Leadership in rocks

A box of rocks may not look like a source of inspiration for your own leadership journey, but the long journey that those rocks took in order to be made can offer us a reminder of our own continued growth.  Today we are going to find leadership in the three...

Finding Leadership in Chess

Chess is a game that I can honestly say, that I'm ok at but would not do well against a seasoned player. I do love the concept of chess though. Utilizing the same starting resources with the winner being determined by strategic planning and ability to adapt to...

Finding Leadership in Micheal Scott

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”-Micheal Scott The Office continues to be a hit show years after the conclusion of the series. It's both absurd and totally relatable. You've probably seen a little...

Be your own best boss

Sometimes, we push ourselves so hard to be a great leader of others that we forget about ourselves in the process. I've seen leaders burn themselves out, lose their passion, and have a drop in health among other things because they didn't lead themselves well. ...

Overcoming unconscious

Unconscious bias, or implicit association, plays a part in all of our lives and how we lead others. Last week we discussed what this kind of bias is and what the types of unconscious bias are. Today we are jumping into finding it in our own lives and then strategies...

Understanding Unconcious Bias

Unconscious bias is something that each of us deals with on a daily basis. If you had a flat tire would you ask a man or woman to help you? Who would you ask to help sew up a hole in your shirt?  Who is more likely to ask for directions if they are lost? These...

Early failure can lead to future success

You have more failure than success. Doesn't that feel great to be affirmed in today? Well, I am right there with you; in fact, we all are.  Your failures can often lead to a larger success when we handle them the right way and use them to help us focus our...

Communicating vision to others

Communicating the vision for your team or organization is one of the most important things that you can do as a leader. Without a focused vision, employees can become lost in the meaning of their work, become unproductive, and have a higher chance of leaving to work...

Act with diplomacy and tact

Sometimes we have incredible ideas or thoughts that would make a world of difference in the business and people or around us, but end up sabotaging ourselves in our communication and vision casting to others.  It's essential to show diplomacy and tact when working...

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