Zack Hudson

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

Intentional Leadership Growth

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...

How an accountability partner can help you on your journey

An accountability partner is able to perceive what you can't see when blind spots and weaknesses block your vision. -Charles Stanley  I have really appreciated the accountability partners that I have had over the years. They were there when I had no one...

The power of body language

A strong confident person can rule the room with knowledge, personal style, attitude and great posture.-Cindy Ann Peterson I think that we sometimes underappreciate the power of body language. It can tell a much more truthful story than our words at times. I've been...

5 ways to encourage friends and family

Some of the most valuable assets in your life are your friends and family.  Encouragement with your friends and family is just as important as encouragement at work. As we get older, this one seems to slip away from us. Think back to your time in high school...

5 ways to encourage people at work

No one has ever said, "Please stop encouraging me in my job." It's always a great idea to encourage other's in the workplace no matter what your level is in an organization. The ability to encourage others will serve you well throughout your career and can easily be a...

Gain a true sense of your identity

One of the common issues I see leaders face is that they identify too strongly with one aspect of their lives and ignore the other parts. It can be easy to fall into this trap because it typically starts out innocently enough as you pursue something...

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