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.

Disconnecting Productivity from Paranoia

It has been three years now. Three years ago we started this rethinking where we work, and how productivity is beyond a single shared space. We are still adapting, and many of us struggling with not seeing colleagues, missing ad hoc conversations that were both bonding and learning opportunities, and general feelings of loneliness [...]

By |2023-05-06T13:28:30-07:00May 6th, 2023|Blog|

Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life | Eugene O’Kelly

Along my path I hear about books that people are reading, and often are recommended to me.  Mr. O’Kelly’s book was recommended by a practice group leader at a retreat I facilitated.  This book is about the time between Mr. O’Kelly’s diagnosis of glioblastoma and the end of his life. His determination to apply his [...]

By |2023-05-06T11:53:46-07:00May 6th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle | Timothy A. Pychyl

Procrastination is defined by the intention-action gap and Dr. Pychyl's approach is to give key phrases to open each chapter so change is readily available for all of us. The structure of this book makes it easily digestible practical and grounded in research as told through stories. I enjoyed the exercises he offers in each [...]

By |2023-04-14T20:55:56-07:00April 14th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

Change Champions

Here we are, once again, talking about change. Not the quarters and dimes in your (virtual) pockets, but the very real and necessary progression for internal processes, performance, and people. We look for early adopters to help catapult the rest of our folks forward, and I wonder if we rely on the same people [...]

By |2023-04-14T20:28:29-07:00April 14th, 2023|Blog|

Finding Happiness

In 1998 the psychology world began exploring what it would mean to have a fulfilling life after many years of focus on unhappiness and mental unwell-being. By the year 2000 more than 400 articles had been published on happiness, and how to achieve it. Most of those were focused on what to do to have the [...]

By |2023-04-14T20:08:13-07:00March 14th, 2023|Blog|

Leadership is a Relationship: How to Put People First in the Digital World | Michael Erwin and Willys Devoll

These authors address Leadership through the eyes of relationship in seven different areas: Accountability, Forgiveness, Resilience, Trust, Coalition-Building, Loyalty, and Stability. They use stories in each chapter to bring the concepts to life and have a summary box at the end of each chapter to remind you of the key points they are making. This [...]

By |2023-03-14T11:08:54-07:00March 14th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

RESPECT: An Insight into Attorney Compensation Plans | Brenda Barnes and Camille Stell

This book is written for lawyers and firms looking to understand the foundation of compensation plans, and build something that is successful in their firm. The complexity of compensation is made simple, and I encourage any lawyer thinking about their career path to ownership to read this for a better education on how compensation can [...]

By |2023-02-10T10:42:35-08:00February 10th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

What If… | Dr. Steve Robbins

Dr. Robbins has written this book so it is short, digestible and relate-able. Each chapter is a very quick 5-7 pages of a story that makes you think about some concept in your life, followed by a series of questions for you to look inward, question what if and do an activity. The book is designed to be [...]

By |2023-01-13T14:41:42-08:00January 13th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

Meeting Mania

According to Harvard Business Review the average workday increased about 8% in the pandemic, or about 50 minutes per day. Emails were up about 5% per day and people had about 13% more meetings each day (although each meeting shortened by 12%). I enjoy exploring our world of work through the data we gather about our [...]

By |2022-10-25T10:08:05-07:00October 24th, 2022|Blog|

Wired to Resist | Dr. Britt Andreatta

Dr. Andreatta addresses the brain science of why change fails and offers a new model for driving success. This book was a very practical science-based approach to positively impacting change. I really enjoyed her layman’s explanation of the research and the case studies and practical examples of applying her work to the business world. Anyone [...]

By |2022-09-23T13:36:23-07:00September 23rd, 2022|What Is Judy Reading?|
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