Zack Hudson

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

Intentional Leadership Growth

Culture Fit Vs. Personality Match

The term "culture fit" is used with increasing frequency as more companies and teams begin to actually live out their values. In prior decades those values often hung on the walls of the office but never held true meaning. Today they are used to focus their...

Tips to manage stress

Stress is something that we all deal with on a daily basis. It's not a matter of if you have stress today, it's more a matter of how much stress you have today. Your body, mind, and effectiveness begin to take a hit as the scales begin to tip into unhealthy levels....

Tips to be more persuasive

People think about different things when it comes to the power of persuasion depending on your life stage.  For teens and young adults, it may be focused on social media influencers, while adults may think of salespeople, politicians, or the pushy...

Sharpen your observation skills

I like to think of myself as a fairly observant person. Whether that's the details in the way someone dresses, their body language in an interaction, or the general surroundings, I enjoy the finer details on what's going on around me.  Having good observation...

Prove me right – Positive reinforcement

The old saying of "prove me wrong" was used a lot when I was growing up. The thought and motivation behind the statement is to get the other person to step up and prove your idea, ability, or skills.  As I grew in my own leadership I found that statement...

Be a boxer

I really admire boxers for their dedication and commitment to reaching a goal. Think about all that goes into a fight that can last as little as a minute long. They thoroughly watch what they eat months ahead of time, They are constantly training, and they sacrifice...

Be the magnifying glass

As a kid, you may have loved playing with magnifying glasses. As an adult, you may need one to function a little better! Whether digital or in the analog world magnifying glasses are something that we can take for granted but can teach us a thing or two about...

Be a poker player

I'll admit that I am an awful card player. Even though I would get destroyed in a high-stakes game, I have always admired the tenacity, mental fortitude, and the surprising complex mental game happening underneath the cards in the players' hands.  There are...

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...

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