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.

March Madness

John Wooden was the famed coach of the UCLA men's basketball team. He built a championship program through his leadership approach. And, in honor of the American sporting tradition of March Madness, I bring forward this John Wooden quote: "Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given. Be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful." [...]

By |2021-03-22T16:01:26-07:00March 22nd, 2021|Articles|

Let’s Get Personal

“I really like them personally…it’s just... ” Have you heard or said this? I’m guessing so, at least once or twice, right? How about this one? “Don’t take it personally.” Is there a faster way for you to absorb comments as personal? Likely not! When preparing to have a difficult conversation (perhaps termination meeting) [...]

By |2021-03-22T13:45:13-07:00March 22nd, 2021|Blog|

Sizzling Hot…

Last month we introduced Grizzle, a relatively new employee who stirred conflict in you as a time drain in the complaint process. This month we have Fizzle, who has moved up in your organization over nearly a decade of employment. You’ve been her champion along the way, appreciating her growing skills but never directly [...]

By |2021-02-22T17:19:56-08:00February 22nd, 2021|Articles|

Our Search for Belonging: How Our Needs to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart | Howard J Ross

Mr. Ross opens the book with these questions: “Why is it that we are drawn so strongly to identify with groups, how does that impact us, and what can we do about it? What is this thing we call belonging and why is it so important to us?“ He explores these questions through politics, [...]

By |2021-02-22T12:13:08-08:00February 22nd, 2021|What Is Judy Reading?|

Last Word Bird

Do you have any birds in your life? That person who has to have the last word in a discussion or argument? Maybe you fall into this sometimes? How committed to being right are you? It feels good when you are right, when your argument succeeds. And sometimes we invest a lot of energy in the [...]

By |2021-01-25T12:12:41-08:00January 25th, 2021|Blog|

Fizzling…

Last month we introduced Grizzle, a relatively new employee who stirred conflict in you as a time drain in the complaint process. This month we have Fizzle, who has moved up in your organization over nearly a decade of employment. You’ve been her champion along the way, appreciating her growing skills but never directly [...]

By |2020-11-23T17:19:34-08:00November 23rd, 2020|Articles|

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations | Thomas Friedman

I was drawn to the title of this book and was even more appreciative of the lessons offered. Mr. Friedman describes his book as "one giant column about the world today" and I agree. He aims to define the key forces driving change and how to cushion the impact. He covers Moore’s Law, meditation, [...]

By |2020-10-23T19:34:49-07:00October 23rd, 2020|What Is Judy Reading?|

Feeling Generous?

In a Columbia University study, managers were subliminally exposed to words that were either rooted in cooperation (mutual, shared, collaborator as examples) or competition (winner, loser, opponent as examples). The managers who saw the cooperation words were much more likely to share knowledge and resources than their "competition" word colleagues. We take in so many [...]

By |2020-10-23T18:49:02-07:00October 23rd, 2020|Blog|

H=A+C

I'm feeling it - are you? I have days where I'm angry about this virus--or angry about the limitations that have resulted from it. And, I also feel hopeful.  So stumbling on this St. Augustine quote really struck me - "Hope has two beautiful daughters: Anger and Courage." My anger is about the way [...]

By |2020-09-18T19:20:54-07:00September 18th, 2020|Blog|
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