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Join author, speaker, and leadership expert Zack Hudson on the Passing the Baton Leadership Podcast for topics including personal development, time management, leading well, entrepreneurship, relational leadership, work-life balance, and other relevant and timely topics. Have fun with Host Mike Floyd, Neha Shingane, and Zack as they cover leadership topics in this commuter-style radio show so that you can listen to and finish the episode during your normal commute to work, school or while ru ...
 
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Sir Michael Caine talks about his new movie Best Sellers, about a cranky, retired author who reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.Plus we have reviews of Halloween Kills, starring Jamie Lee Curtis in the continuing saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode; The Last Duel, Sir Ridley Scott’s film about King Charles VI…
 
Jeymes Samuel and Regina King talk about their new Western, The Harder They Fall. Plus we have reviews of Claudia Llosa’s Fever Dream; animation The Addams Family 2, a sequel to the 2019 animated film, in which The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting charact…
 
Our Finding Leadership Series is back! We kick off this series with a challenge from Mike during our last set of Finding Leadership shows. Can you find leadership in someone like Michael Scott from the Office? We'll find out! Highlights include: Have a heart for your people Celebrate the success of others Be available when people need you Join Zack…
 
Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer talk about their new film The Last Duel , about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges should settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.Plus we have reviews of Next Door, Daniel Brühl’s film exploring the subject of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin; Freakscene: The St…
 
This week Zack sits down with Marc Ploymeroplouis, former CIA agent and intelligence expert to discuss the leadership lessons that he learned while being in the CIA. You can find Marc's book Clarity in Crisis HERE Follow Marc on Twitter Join Zack Hudson as he helps you grow your leadership skills weekly. Passing the Baton podcast is hosted by Mike …
 
Mark and Simon’s guest is Michael Gandolfini, who’s talking about his film The Many Saints of Newark, the Sopranos prequel. Plus we have reviews of The Green Knight, David Lowery’s fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander; The Alpinist, about the climber Marc-André Leclerc; d…
 
Sometimes, we push ourselves so hard to be a great leader of others that we forget about ourselves in the process. I've seen leaders burn themselves out, lose their passion, and have a drop in health among other things because they didn't lead themselves well. Here are some tips to help keep yourself on track and truly be your own best boss Highlig…
 
Mark and Simon’s guest is Luke Wilson, who stars in depression-era sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans. Plus we have reviews of Mandibles, about simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu who find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, and decide to train it in the hope of making their fortune; Fauci, a glimpse into the life of infectious disease specia…
 
Mark and Simon’s guest is Jennifer Hudson, who talks to us about her role as Aretha Franklin in Respect, which tells the story of the icon’s career from a child singing in her father's church's choir, to her international superstardom.Plus we have reviews of Herself, Phyllida Lloyd’s film about a young mother who escapes her abusive husband and fig…
 
Unconscious bias, or implicit association, plays a part in all of our lives and how we lead others. Last week we discussed what this kind of bias is and what the types of unconscious bias are. Today we are jumping into finding it in our own lives and then strategies to address it in an actionable way. Highlights include: Take the test Discover and …
 
Mark and Simon’s guests are director Phyllida Lloyd and producer Sharon Horgan, who talk about their new film Herself, about a young mother who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. Mark reviews Leos Carax’s collaboration with Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, Annette; Misha and the Wolves, the story of a woman …
 
Unconscious bias is something that each of us deals with on a daily basis. If you had a flat tire would you ask a man or woman to help you? Who would you ask to help sew up a hole in your shirt? Who is more likely to ask for directions if they are lost? These are just a few everyday examples of how our brain subconsciously connects the dots for us …
 
Actor Rufus Jones guest presents this week alongside regular supersub Anna Bogutskaya. Anna reviews Candyman, which is a direct sequel to the 1992 horror Candyman; Our Ladies, about a group of Catholic schoolgirls in 1990s Scotland; The Nest, starring Jude’Law, about an entrepreneur and his American family whose life begins to take a twisted turn a…
 
You have more failure than success. Doesn't that feel great to be affirmed in today? Well, I am right there with you; in fact, we all are. Your failures can often lead to a larger success when we handle them the right way and use them to help us focus our efforts in a different way. Researchers from the Kellogg School of Management studied two grou…
 
Ali and Robbie interview the cast of Kurupt FM about the new documentary, following their ill-fated trip to Tokyo - People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan. Ali also talks to the star and director of new horror chiller, Censor - Niamh Algar and Prano Bailey-Bond. The film follows the story of Enid, a British film censor, who links a disturbing horror …
 
Without a focused vision, employees can become lost in the meaning of their work, become unproductive, and have a higher chance of leaving to work for someone else. Today we dive into tactics to communicate your vision well. Highlights include Start with your values and purpose Say it again Show them the why and WIIFM Join Zack Hudson as he helps y…
 
Ali and Robbie’s guest this week is Ryan Reynolds, who talks about his role as a bank cashier who discovers that he's actually inside a brutal, open world video game in Free Guy. Robbie and Ali also review Benedict Cumberbatch in The Courier, about Cold War spy Greville Wynne trying to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis; Coda, about Ruby, who i…
 
An easy way to go viral online is to have someone catch you losing your cool in a situation. Failing to act with diplomacy and tact can also hurt your career and relationships with others. Today Zack breaks down the two and the guys give you tips to be successful in this area. Highlights include Focus the golden rule Empathy is a bridge builder In …
 
Edith Bowman and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Felicity Jones, who talks about her new film, romantic drama The Last Letter from Your Lover, in which she stars alongside Shailene Woodley. Anna reviews drama Profile, in which an undercover journalist infiltrates the online propaganda channels of the so-called Islamic State; Stillwater, which stars M…
 
People engagement has struggled to keep up with the vast amounts of change that COVID has brought the work and home life. Today, Zack and Mike give you tips to help keep engagement high amount your team and those you care about. Highlights include Safety & Security Social Connections Trusting Relationships Purpose Join Zack Hudson as he helps you g…
 
Mark reviews musical animation Vivo, which features all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Sparks Brothers, Edgar Wright’s documentary about the seminal band, who were our guests last week; James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, the ‘spiritual sequel’ to the 2016 film, in which a team of dysfunctional heroes are sent on a dangerous mission; e…
 
Hear Zack and Neha share stories about their camping adventures and how some of the fundamentals of camping can help improve your leadership skills as well. Highlights include Camping pulls you out of your routine Camping eliminates the noise and distractions Camping gives you a fresh perspective Camping helps your planning skills Join Zack Hudson …
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Edgar Wright & Sparks, who talk about The Sparks Brothers.Mark reviews Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston in period romance The World to Come, about two neighbouring couples along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier; action drama Riders of Justice, in which Mads Mikklesen plays Markus, who has to go hom…
 
Today's tongue-in-cheek episode is all about how to be miserable. With such a challenging year in the rear-view mirror, what are some ways that we make ourselves miserable and how can we move past those opportunities? Highlights include Isolate yourself Have a Why Me attitude Eat more, move little Don't change Join Zack Hudson as he helps you grow …
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Vanessa Kirby who talks about her film The World to Come. Mark reviews animated sequel The Croods 2: A New Age; The Forever Purge, the fifth film in the American anthology media franchise; Nowhere Special, which stars James Norton as a young father searching for the perfect replacement family when he learns he only has …
 
Our Profiles in Leadership Series returns with a deep dive into the background of Sophie Scholl, one of the creators of the White Rose, a passive resistance publication in Nazi Germany. Highlights include Finding your calling in unusual places Future thinking Communicate starting from the other person Interesting Facts Join Zack Hudson as he helps …
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Eddie Izzard, who talks about her film Six Minutes to Midnight.Mark reviews The Truffle Hunters, about older Italian men who hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle; Jason Isaacs in action sci-fi Occupation: Rainfall about survivors of an alien invasion; David Oyelowo’s The Water Man, about a boy who sets out…
 
Our Profiles in Leadership Series returns with a deep dive into the background of Lord Baden-Powell, The Founder of the Scouting movement! Highlights include Finding your calling in unusual places Future thinking Communicate starting from the other person Fun Facts Join Zack Hudson as he helps you grow your leadership skills weekly. Passing the Bat…
 
Ali and Robbie are joined by Vin Diesel who talks about his new film Fast and Furious 9.They will also review Nick Broomfield’s examination of the unsolved murders of hip-hop artists Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur; Another Round, Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-winning story of four secondary school teachers who consume alcohol on a daily basis to see ho…
 
Trust is the most highly valued commodity when it comes to relationship building, both in your personal and professional life. Your level of comfortability, authenticity, and transparency are all heavily influenced by your level of trust in someone. So how do we react when someone breaks our trust? Highlights include Leaning into self-management Ta…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by David Oyelowo who talks about his forthcoming film The Water Man.Mark also reviews the latest in the automotive action series Fast and Furious 9, in which Cipher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom's younger brother, to take revenge on Dom and his team; Supernova, which stars Colin Firth as Sam, and Stanley Tucci Tusker, who…
 
What is culture is fit anyway? Many hiring managers and recruiters use the term generically when finding a reason not to bring on someone. Today Zack and Miek unpack the differences between the two and give you reasons why organizations need to lead with culture as well as tips for prospective new employees to look out for while interviewing at a n…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Ben Wheatley who talks about his new film In the Earth.Mark also reviews new Disney animation Luca, about an unlikely but strong friendship between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human on the Italian riviera; Monster Hunter from director: Paul W.S. Anderson, based on the CapCom computer game; The Reason …
 
Colin Hunter joins the show today to talk about the power of failure and how it can create a stronger person and leader. Colin Hunter is an Author, Mentor, Coach, and the Founder and CEO of Potential Squared, an international business that specializes in creating playgrounds to disrupt the way people are led. Three areas of focus include: Building …
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Olivia Colman and Florian Zeller, star and director respectively of Oscar-winning drama The Father. Mark also reviews Bob Odenkirk’s new action thriller Nobody, about a mild-mannered bystander who intervenes in a crime; Ellie and Abby and Ellie's Dead Aunt, about a 17 year old who is struggling to find the courage to as…
 
Stress! Everyone deals with it to differing degrees. Today Mike and Zack help you with some tips to manage your stress to healthy levels. Highlights include Signs that you have too much stress A list of tips to combat stress Is all stress bad? Join Zack Hudson as he helps you grow your leadership skills weekly. Passing the Baton podcast is hosted b…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by John Krasinski, who talks about his new film A Quiet Place Part II, about the Abbott family’s continued fight for survival.Other reviews include; Land, Robin Wright’s film about a bereaved woman seeks out a new life, off the grid in Wyoming; Flashback, starring Dylan O'Brien, about a man who both literally and metaphori…
 
Competition isn't all bad... in fact, it can be a great motivator to extend you and your team to new heights with the right approach. Today Mike and Zack give you practical tips to thrive in competition. Highlights include Competition can originate in many forms Become a master of situational awareness Handle internal competition the right way Join…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Emma Stone, who talks about her role in Disney’s Cruella, along with director Craig Gillespie. Plus your essential cinematic and streaming reviews including; frontier drama First Cow, which stars last week’s guest Toby Jones; Surge, in which Ben Whishaw plays a man who goes on a 24 hour bold and reckless journey of self…
 
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 person in the office. No matter your opinion or perspective, persuasion will be an important soft skill…
 
In the first show back after some UK cinemas reopened, Mark and Simon are joined by Toby Jones, who talks about his new film First Cow.Plus your essential cinematic and streaming reviews including Irritating Rabbit 2, Billie Piper’s ‘anti romcom’ Rare Beasts, which she wrote, directed and starred in, Sigourney Weaver in My New York Year, about a gr…
 
Today we have David Wheatley owner/principal from Humanergy today to discuss Frontline Leadership Dos and Dont's. Our tips come from Humanergy's 50 Dos for Everyday Leadership: Practical Lessons Learned the Hard Way (So You Don't Have To) Check out and subscribe to the Humanergy Leadership Podcast, blog and their Youtube site for more resources…
 
In the last show back before cinemas reopen, Mark and Simon are joined by Sigourney Weaver, who talks about her new film My New York Year.Plus your essential streaming reviews including Taylor Sheridan’s action drama Those Who Wish Me Dead, which stars Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Hoult, Lance Oppenheim’s intriguing documentary Some Kind of Heaven, …
 
Whether you are playing a game, thriving in your work environment, or just loving life, honing in your observation skills can bring your business, team, and personal career to the next level. Highlights include Slow down Become a people watcher Make a game of it in your personal outings The benefits Join Zack Hudson as he helps you grow your leader…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Steve Zahn, who talks about his new film Cowboys, about a father and son’s journey through the Montana wilderness. Plus your essential streaming reviews including martial arts actioner Mortal Kombat, Christos Nikou’s Apples, about a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, End of Sentence, with last week’s guest J…
 
The old saying of "prove me wrong" was used a lot when we were 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 inherently flawed. When I wanted my people to step up, I lead with the statement, "Prove me ri…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by John Hawkes, who talks about his new film End of Sentence. Plus your essential streaming reviews including big Oscar winner Nomadland, Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan as lovers in Ireland who get caught up in a family land dispute, Michael B Jordan as John Clark, a US Navy SEAL, who goes on a path to avenge his wife's murd…
 
Our Be Series concludes with Be the boxer! Hear how boxing can teach us a thing or two about leadership and a story from Zack of nearly getting knocked out in a ring. Highlights include: Constantly improve and prepare Know how to dodge a punch What to do when you get knocked down Join Zack Hudson as he helps you grow your leadership skills weekly. …
 
Ben Bailey Smith and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Cate Blanchett and Christos Nikou, who talk about their new film Apples, about a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia.Plus your essential streaming reviews including Black Bear, which stars Aubrey Plaza, documentary Sisters with Transistors which tells the untold story of electronic music’…
 
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