About Judy Hissong, CLM

Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by advising leaders in strategic and leadership development challenges. Her mission is “world domination for Good.” By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time. When she’s not speaking, training and consulting, Judy teaches quarterly online workshops and facilitates Leaders Lab, a monthly video conference that enables small groups of leaders to brainstorm strategies and solutions to work through common issues that keep firms stuck. Learn more at www.nessostrategies.com.
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The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety | Timothy R. Clark

In my continuing quest to understand how to best help organizations build belonging, I added this book to my previous read “The Psychological Safety Playbook” to deepen my understanding of the concepts and process. I really enjoyed how Mr. Clark defines the 4 stages and offers visual representation of each. I would have liked him [...]

By |2024-04-12T12:09:49-07:00April 12th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

Conflict Debt

Think about the number of issues that should have been addressed but instead are undiscussed and unresolved. How much time do you invest in talking with like-minded people about the issue? How much time do you spend dancing around the top of the issue, keeping it surface-level and safe? That's the beginning of your [...]

By |2024-03-18T13:06:01-07:00March 18th, 2024|Blog|

Mentoring 101 | John C. Maxwell

Earlier this year I read another of the 101 series by Maxwell, which I also recommended. This time Maxwell is talking about mentoring, a very easy read on how to mentor others. And the short answer is in his acronym - BEST. Believe in them Encourage them Share with them Trust them There’s a lot [...]

By |2024-03-18T11:55:41-07:00March 18th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

Destination Dis-ease

When did completing tasks and projects become the obsession for success? We make to-do lists of things already completed for the satisfaction of crossing them off. We delve into puzzles and report our success across social media. I think we have gotten uncomfortable with ourselves, and instead rely on these destinations to feed and [...]

By |2024-03-20T11:41:22-07:00February 15th, 2024|Blog|

The Right Call | Sally Jenkins

Ms. Jenkins has a lifetime of sports reporting that she culls into seven principles behind great decision-making: Candor, conditioning, practice, discipline, culture, failure, and intention. This book is a great read for a sports fan, with many stories only a reporter would have access to tell. A couple of significant statements worth pondering: Discomfort and [...]

By |2024-02-15T16:28:26-08:00February 15th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

Being Me

"It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not." —Eric Thomas Completing my annual releasing ritual (aka cleaning my office), I came across this quote which must have grabbed me when I read it because I kept it. The small ripped section of a page had just as [...]

By |2024-01-15T13:27:58-08:00January 15th, 2024|Blog|

Attitude 101 | John C. Maxwell

I’m a long-time fan of Dr. Maxwell’s work on leadership. And, part of that admiration is because he writes books like this that are basic introductions to topics, this one being a very short and specific guide to attitude. “As a leader, you cannot ignore the attitudes of the people you lead…” That is not [...]

By |2024-01-15T13:01:12-08:00January 15th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Art of Persuasion | Bob Burg

Mr. Burg's book is geared toward the sales professional, so reading it through the lens of an internal leader provides a lot of insightful opportunities along with components that aren't directly applicable. Thankfully, it is written with self-effacing humor and stories that anchor his concepts and provide a pleasurable read. Essentially, his book is focused [...]

By |2023-12-12T11:53:16-08:00December 12th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|
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