Zack Hudson

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

Intentional Leadership Growth

The benefits of pausing before a response

"I want it right now" is the expectation that has become ingrained in our desires in all parts of our lives - from that order that you placed online today, to health goals, and expectations in your business. Instant gratification can be a difficult and sometimes...

Create a culture of leadership

I love a team that has a strong culture of leadership. There is a maturity there, where everyone is putting others above themselves, letting go of egos, and while always looking at ways to go above and beyond to service the team, their customer, and ultimately the...

Work backwards to hit your goal

Dreaming big and setting lofty goals can seem intimidating. At home, a personal goal may seem extremely difficult or impossible in your current situation. Mobilizing different groups to execute a work project may seem like an insurmountable game of cat herding. Today...

Be the farmer

I find farming to be a fascinating industry. There is a beauty and calmness to be seen as you drive by a field of growing crops. Underneath that calmness are highly skilled workers, complicated machines, and a focused plan and team to bring it all to life. Today,...

Be a song

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a house that had hundreds of records and there was constantly music being played somewhere in the house. Songs can hold a lot of power too. Hearing a certain song can bring you back to a...

How to create luck for yourself

I've always been a lucky person. At nine, I won a mountain bike from a gas station (that was too big for me) and later won a chest full of Disney merch in a separate drawing. Since then I've won clothes, cash, food, concert tickets, VIP experiences, and more. I'm also...

More tips to improve your EQ

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a skill set that you can always benefit from growth, and it's one of the few areas in which you don't experience a ceiling as far as capability. We've covered the foundations of leadership on shows 145-149 and you can find many resources...

What leader shadow are you casting?

Good leadership cascades out and impacts the team long after a leader leaves the room. Like a shadow, it follows a person and can be even larger than the person themselves. As you can imagine that shadow can have both a positive impact and a negative one.  During...

How to create and irresistible pitch to your leader

Whether it's trying to gain additional resources, implementing a new strategy on the team, or asking for a raise, one crucial that you will need in your toolbox is the ability to create a successful pitch that not only captures your leader's attention...

Create authentic professional presence

I've completed thousands of talent calibrations and talent reviews in my years as a talent leader for organizations. One common theme that comes up year after year regardless of leveling in the organization is the idea of having a good professional or executive...

Habits to improve your EQ

Emotional intelligence is one of those universally needed skills that transcend industries, leadership levels, and educational backgrounds. Everyone benefits from having stronger EQ skills as they navigate relationships with others as well as how they manage much...

Three ways to influence impact

We all have different motivations when it comes to our work. Some are driven by titles and prestige, while others value money, flexibility, or a zen-like balance of work and life. No matter what your motivations are, most people want to have an impact on what they do...

Finding Leadership in the Matrix

Bullet time. Red pill, blue pill. Simulation vs. reality. The Matrix series was a cultural phenomenon in the late '90s and early '00s. It's the story of Neo, a hacker who discovers that the world around him is a simulation created by machines to enslave humanity. With...

Finding Leadership in Seinfeld

Seinfeld is a great comedy show from the 90s that is known for its observational humor and the absurd situations that the group of four friends find themselves in. The show was hugely popular when it first aired and today finds itself in a new renaissance...

How your friendship helps your leadership

I can look back on my life and see where there was always a group of friends that were there for me to support me as I grew older and tried to figure out life. No matter your life stage, your circle of friends can impact your leadership skills in a positive way. ...

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