Zack Hudson

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

Intentional Leadership Growth

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...

Profiles in Leadership: Thurgood Marshall

The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.-Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall was the country's first African American Supreme Court judge. Before landing the historic position, he was known as a leader for equal...

Profiles in Leadership: Margaret Thatcher

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.-Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher became the prime minister of Britain in 1979.  It was a time where you would have to...

Profiles in Leadership: Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.-Franklin D Roosevelt There are few leaders that faced the number of tough decisions and crossroads in leadership as Franklin D. Roosevelt. He lead the US through the Great Depression and most of the 2nd World War....

Have more fun!

Work hard, have fun, and make history.-Jeff Bezos Have fun! It's sometimes easier said than done. You can't force someone to have fun. I remember when my dad would get on to me about something and we would then go out in public. He would stop...

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