Zack Hudson

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

Intentional Leadership Growth

Be the thread

You rely on thread every day, whether you realize it or not. Yes, the obvious example is your clothing, but think about other subtle items that you count on like seatbelts, most books, and other items in your daily life.  Today we'll look at how we can...

Empathy, sympathy & pity

Empathy, Sympathy, and Pity. Besides a catchy title to a podcast, it's three words and that have different meanings and that can get a leader tripped up and cost the leader personal credibility when they get these three confused.  Empathy The ability to...

Chasing success off a cliff

Everyone wants to be successful. Your definition of what that success looks likes varies from person to person, but we all want to be good at and succeed in the things that matter most to us. So if we define our own meaning of success, then why are so many people...

Emotional Intelligence in a remote world

There are absolutely advantages in working from home; accessibility, a higher level of engagements, and lower costs for you personally among other things.  Working in a remote environment can be a challenge too. While Emotional Intelligence is a major...

How to deal with aggressive people

Someone recently asked the Reddit community why people are rude, loud and aggressive towards frontline employees in retail, food, and service industries. By far the most common answer was because they felt like it got results. You've likely run across this person...

Thrive in a virtual environment

The year 2020 fundamentally changed how many go about doing their work!. In a matter of weeks, you may have found yourself going from visiting with the co-worker next to you to suddenly setting up a work station in your dining room. That sudden and...

The habits that close the gap in remote work

One of the challenges of remote work is that there are fewer opportunities for everything. There may be little to no chances to just hang out with your co-works or team anymore. Certainly fewer opportunities exist to have an impromptu brainstorming or problem-solving...

The mentality that closes the gap in remote work

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 virus in the human population. We have lived through one of the most devastating events that have happened in the history of mankind and one area that has fundamentally changed is how we go about doing our work....

Why honor matters in leadership

Let there be no mistake. The journey that you take yourself and others on is just as important as arriving at the destination.  It's "The How" and "The Why" balance in what you do. Honor in leadership matters because it's all about "The How." It's defined...

Aspirations vs. Ambitions

Aspirations and Ambitions. I've heard both referred to as positive and negative over the years. Some might say a younger employee is ambitious as they prove themselves in a new role at an organization. Ambition is also sometimes used to describe someone's...

Include others to gain commitment

I am a huge supporter of inclusive leadership. I believe that you should include others in as many of your daily duties as possible to grow their buy-in, experience and it ultimately lightens your load.  Here are several reasons why you should commit to including...

Tips to strengthen your attention

Rabbits! We aren't going to talk about being rabbits today, instead, we are going to work to keep ourselves from chasing the proverbial rabbits that steal our attention throughout the day.  Our attention span has been decreasing for the last 20 years and...

Roadblocks to empathy

We've spent time understanding what empathy is (EP 245) and looked at tips to grow this ability (EP 246). This week we will focus on common roadblocks to empathy and practical tips to continue to grow in your ability to connect with others.  Roadblock #1: Missing...

Tips to grow your empathy

Empathy is certainly a learned skill much like riding a bike or any technical skill at work.  Now that we understand what empathy is (EP 245) you should have an idea of where you can begin to grow your own empathy.  You need to be open to empathy  You...

Understanding empathy

A good leader is served well when they have a strong sense of empathy towards others. Empathy is everything in leadership; without it, there is no true understanding and without understanding, there is a failure in leadership.  Trusting partnerships, stronger family...

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