About Judy Hissong, CLM

World Domination for Good Judy understands leadership and teams. And, she knows how to help you maximize the potential of yours. For over two decades, Judy has applied her vast knowledge of team dynamics, emotional intelligence, work/life balance, leadership, and finance to help organizations improve their people, process, performance and, ultimately, profits.. Learn more at www.nessostrategies.com.
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Permission <---> Forgiveness

I was engaged in conversation with a new manager who was frustrated with his team. "I don't get it. I give them all the room in the world to innovate their roles, to complete their assignments. Yet they come back to me with everything. I know the last manager wanted to see everything before it [...]

By |2018-09-21T16:42:15+00:00September 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Permission <---> Forgiveness

CULTURE SHIFT: The Employee Handbook for Changing Corporate Culture | Price Pritchett

If you're looking for a book to use in discussing change with your team, this is a good choice. It's not lengthy in pages, and each page has powerful words for consideration and application. "Strengths become weaknesses when circumstances change but behavior doesn't." This simple statement is a conversation starter to consider what circumstances have [...]

By |2018-09-21T16:33:00+00:00September 21st, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on CULTURE SHIFT: The Employee Handbook for Changing Corporate Culture | Price Pritchett

Leading Inclusion Requires Inclusive Leaders

I’m attending the ALA Annual Conference in National Harbor, the first time I have been in ‘attendee only’ mode after years of delivering content in sessions or participating as an ALA volunteer. As soon as I had mentioned that to a colleague my phone rang and I’m discussing the family emergency of the David Brezina [...]

By |2018-08-27T18:26:34+00:00August 27th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Leading Inclusion Requires Inclusive Leaders

THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF ESTEEM | Nathaniel Branden

You might think that you don’t need to read about self-esteem, or that you aren’t suffering from a lack of it.  This book isn’t actually focused on measuring yours – it’s focused on accepting yourself where you are, and growing the awareness that propels you forward. “Self-acceptance is the precondition of change and growth.” In [...]

By |2018-08-27T12:45:14+00:00August 27th, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF ESTEEM | Nathaniel Branden

Collaborating and Conspiring

Our team focuses on our objectives, our processes, and our outcomes. We gather in meetings to check in on each other’s assignments in an around-the-room reporting style. Everyone hears what everyone else is doing. Sound like your team? Sounds more like a bunch of people gathered to report on projects, not a team. So, the [...]

By |2018-08-28T13:02:06+00:00August 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Collaborating and Conspiring

THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM | Patrick Lencioni

We are more focused on team productivity every day, and are creating work “groups” for most every project. How effective are these groups/teams? What would it be worth to you to be intentional in developing them from the beginning?  Patrick suggests its worth a lot. Looking at only five elements that construct or destruct teams, [...]

By |2018-06-27T13:50:58+00:00June 27th, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM | Patrick Lencioni

THE STARFISH AND THE SPIDER | Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

Hard to believe this book is over a decade old, and the principles are finally applying across all sectors (hello legal!). These authors are addressing the nature of decentralization – moving away from a traditional hierarchy and into an open system. This provides agility and scalability because the “red tape” has been removed. Starfish grow [...]

By |2018-05-21T18:41:02+00:00May 21st, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE STARFISH AND THE SPIDER | Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

Volunteerism and Succession

Ten thousand people turn 65 today.  And again tomorrow. And again every day for the next decade. Maybe you are one of them? Maybe you are watching all that institutional knowledge leave your organization with each new retirement. Either way we know there is a gap happening between those retiring and those that remain. We [...]

By |2018-05-21T18:30:25+00:00May 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Volunteerism and Succession

Being a Confident Managing Partner

Gaining confidence as a managing partner comes with experience.  And if you are new to this role, you probably want to be the best you can be – right now.  Good news!  Allowing your confidence to shine through involves more than experience.  There are strategies you can employ immediately to appear more confident, even as [...]

By |2018-05-21T18:36:12+00:00May 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Being a Confident Managing Partner