Zack Hudson

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

Intentional Leadership Growth

How to manage your digital footprint

If you are reading this, you have a digital footprint. A digital footprint is the trail of data you leave behind as you venture across the internet and apps. Many companies, employers, clients, and acquaintances use this information to various degrees to get a glimpse...

Team coordination

Individual commitment to a group effort - that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. -Vince Lombardi If you've ever been to an airshow, they can be equally jaw-dropping and unnerving at the same time. The teams...

Become a great long-distance leader

We have more long-distance leaders than ever before. Perhaps you were assigned this type of leadership or maybe you found yourself here unexpectedly because of COVID-19. Either way, here you are!  Your team deserves great leadership regardless of if they are...

Take the praise and gifts you receive

Many of us find it difficult to accept the praise, compliments, gifts, and service that is given to us by others. We can get embarrassed, timid or flat our deny those gifts. Some of our responses sound like this when someone offers us a gift or even a compliment: "I...

The Be Series: Be the Why

People rely on each other to make it through life and It often falls down to a close circle of friends and family. Some people aren't as fortunate to have a strong inner circle and as a result, they isolate themselves, their mental and physical health...

The Be Series: Be the Counterweight

A few months ago I was working on the set of Dynasty and as with any film set, there is a lot of downtime. A few of us were hanging out between shots and watched as giant industrial cranes worked on building projects across the road. One person commented on the...

The Be Series: Be the Bow

I thoroughly enjoyed archery when I was growing up. It was always exciting to pull the bowstring back, feel the strength manifest, and satisfaction that comes as the arrow left the bow and hit the target. It was also fun just to shoot some to see...

The Be Series: Be the Horse

Horses are known for their strength and poise and have been a symbol of power for humans for centuries. The domestication of wild horses was essential in the migration of early man to spread across the globe as it allowed them to carry supplies and move across large...

How to handle toxic people

No doubt you've come across at least one toxic person within your work environment, school or circle of friends. These people bring you down more than they lift you up. They can be verbally abusive, non-supportive and emotionally draining.   You may not be...

The power of thank you

Two of the most powerful words that you can speak are, "Thank you."  Showing appreciation and gratitude are gestures that no one can ever get enough of. It can make someone's day, pull someone out of a bad frame of mind and affirm...

The power of your voice

Our findings show that the voice is a much more powerful tool for expressing emotions than previously assumed. -Alan Cowen Yes, words are powerful, but we often forget the power of our voice itself.   When receiving communication, how the...

The value of your audience size

We as a society can get caught up in numbers. It's easy to start attaching our self-worth to the number of likes that we get, the followers we have and comments we receive across social media platforms. I know people who have let the pursuit of numbers fully consume...

Create Disney Magic by burning the free fuel w/ Lee Cockerell

When you spend time with others it shows to them that they matter.-Lee Cockerell I'm so excited to have Lee Cockerell as our guest for our 200th episode of Passing the Baton. Lee is the retired Executive Vice President of Disney World and currently travels the world...

Commonality across generations

We've spent time identifying ageism and generational challenges (EP 197) as well as ways to gain an understanding when leading individual generations. (EP 198). Even with all the differences, there are some traits that will always be universal.  Common...

Profiles in Leadership: Jesus

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.-Jesus There is certainly no one in the history of the world that has been talked about and written about more than Jesus. Three of the worlds...

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