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.

Duty or Desire?

Duty or desire…I’m not sure this is the spectrum.  And, the more I read about employee engagement the more I wonder about it. Couple that with the complexity of character strength and personal values and the pieces of the puzzle grow. Do you operate from duty or desire? When you show up at your place [...]

By |2019-06-04T18:39:27-07:00May 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Duty or Desire?

THE LEADERSHIP MOMENT | Michael Useem + Warren Bennis

Mr. Useem does a great job of taking nine real events, telling the story of each of them, and then debriefing the leadership moments throughout the event. Whether you believe leadership is a calling, or doing the right thing, or making a difference, there is a story here for you. It's an easy read and [...]

By |2019-04-22T11:52:10-07:00April 22nd, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE LEADERSHIP MOMENT | Michael Useem + Warren Bennis

Elephant Droppings

Springtime has sprung, and the zoo is filled with babies. I love the zoo, and all the ways animal behavior and human behavior aren’t that far apart. Recently I walked through the elephant exhibit and noticed how fascinated we are with elephants pooping. Yes, I said it. Elephants consume between 100 and 125 pounds of [...]

By |2019-04-22T11:20:49-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Elephant Droppings


Recently I enjoyed listening to David and Jonah Stillman on how the Gen Z workforce will contribute to the organizations they work for. The conversation of any generations habits starts with the monumental events of their youth. Significant events like 9/11, Challenger explosion, Pearl Harbor, assassination of Kennedy, are all examples of these events, and [...]

By |2019-03-26T11:48:34-07:00March 26th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Phigit-ing

CO-ACTIVE COACHING | Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phil Sandahl, Laura Whitworth

If you’re wondering about the skills involved in coaching, this book is a great place to start. The authors do a great job of providing easy steps to advance your skills while also giving ideas for your own growth. Coaching is a profession, a skill, and also a personal development option. This book seamlessly weaves [...]

By |2019-03-26T10:34:45-07:00March 26th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on CO-ACTIVE COACHING | Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phil Sandahl, Laura Whitworth

Flesh and Bones

In our recent Leaders’ Lab, the conversation was about succession planning. It's a complex topic that often becomes specific to the execution process for knowledge and client transfer. We discussed the very tactical approach of introducing new people into client relationships and educating future leaders about organizational knowledge. It’s premature to get so tactical, like [...]

By |2019-03-26T09:44:59-07:00March 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Flesh and Bones


“There is no group of Americans more pessimistic than working class whites.” As is true for most of the books shared here, this one was referred to me as the story of a lawyer who grew up in rural Kentucky (I was born in Kentucky, so it had immediate interest to me). He eventually found [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:23:47-07:00February 26th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on HILLBILLY ELEGY-J.D. Vance

Being Youthanized

Welcome to another year of discussion and confusion about managing a workforce comprised of more generations. Each generation next will be different than the one before.  Our job as leaders is to adapt while focusing on the future of our organizations. Where do we start? We are officially calling this youngest generation ‘Z’ and we [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:12:45-07:00February 26th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Being Youthanized

Kicking It Between the Uprights

Goal: a pair of posts linked by a crossbar; the object of a person’s ambition. Recently the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl for a sixth time, an incredible feat for any sport! The path to that championship began the day after the last season concluded, as the players decided how they would dedicate [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:11:41-07:00February 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Kicking It Between the Uprights

MASTERY | George Leonard

Our society gives accolades to those who accomplish, achieve, and win. Mr. Leonard suggests that mastery happens in the plateaus, the places where we are practicing over and over with only the desire to practice, not achieve. This book is not new, and the message is consistent – loving what you do provides the sustaining [...]

By |2019-01-28T19:26:17-07:00January 28th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on MASTERY | George Leonard
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