L.E.A.D. Ambassador Vernard Kennedy: How do you define loyalty?
Tim Hudson: Loyalty is when you have faith in someone that you believe in. You should show your loyalty to people who are good role models and people who you believe in such as coaches, parents, teachers, family members and even teammates. Faith and commitment to one another are key components of loyalty.
|Ambassador Vernard Kennedy reading to a young man at Sheltering Arms Early Learning and Resource Center
L.E.A.D. Ambassador Vernard Kennedy: Give an example when you had to show loyalty?
Tim Hudson: I show loyalty towards my children and wife regardless of the situations. I also show loyalty towards our family foundation because people are counting on us to help them.
L.E.A.D. Ambassador Vernard Kennedy: Why is loyalty important to you?
Tim Hudson: Loyalty is a must have in any relationship. Loyalty is the foundation to relationships with coaches, teammates and family members. If you don’t have loyalty and trust between one another then you don’t have a good relationship.
L.E.A.D. Ambassador Vernard Kennedy: How do you respond when someone isn’t being loyal to you?
Tim Hudson: One thing to do is just pull that person aside and tell him what’s he’s doing wrong in relation to loyalty and do not embarrass him; talk to him with respect. True friends talk to and help one another, even when it’s difficult.
|Tim Hudson was attendance for our 2011 L.E.A.D. Celebrity Clinic at Turner Field