About Judy Hissong, CLM

Judy understands 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, finance, and legal management to help law firms improve their people, process, performance and, ultimately, profits. Learn more at www.nessostrategies.com.
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Power of Full Engagement | Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

What if you measured energy instead of time?  What if we took courses in energy management instead of time management? Well this book is exactly that – a course in understanding and maximizing your energy, including worksheets and logs to provide a new and sustainable habit of taking care of yourself, so you can be [...]

By | 2018-01-22T14:10:45+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on Power of Full Engagement | Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

Together Is Better | Simon Sinek

I really enjoyed Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why, which I’ve already mentioned here. This book came from a friend and is a lovely place of inspiration (Thanks Kasia!) and good questions to contemplate. Here are the contemplations I’m sitting with as I plan for 2018: Chasing the dream, not the competition. If a challenge [...]

By | 2017-12-18T15:03:28+00:00 December 18th, 2017|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on Together Is Better | Simon Sinek

Hey Goalie! Let’s Score…

A Harvard Business study revealed that 14% of people who have goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals. AND, the 3% with written goals are 3 times more successful than the 14% with unwritten goals. We have a determination, some would call a resolution at this time of year.  I’ll do better [...]

By | 2017-12-18T11:06:48+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Hey Goalie! Let’s Score…

Entrance and Exit

The truth about career paths is that you enter….and you exit. As the saying goes – life is in the dots. During those “dot” years an important consideration is succession planning, yet very few professionals pause to create intentional paths to their own successors. The legal industry is struggling right alongside so many others, with [...]

By | 2017-11-18T15:23:09+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Entrance and Exit

Zag | Marty Neumeier

Marty Neumeier is the Director of Transformation in a brand design company. Zag is the discussion of the 17 checkpoints in the design process of a brand. These checkpoints can turn your brand from common to exceptional. And, in the competitive legal landscape, being exceptional is a goal worth setting! The book is very visual, [...]

By | 2017-11-17T15:08:43+00:00 November 17th, 2017|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on Zag | Marty Neumeier

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 | 2017-10-23T10:19:25+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on Culture Shift: The Employee Handbook for Changing Corporate Culture | Price Pritchett

The Big Leap | Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks writes about “Upper Limit Problems.” He offers a look at our happiness and limitations – both self-imposed. I really appreciated the open ended questions that led to good conversations with others reading the book (book club, anyone?) and space for me to think and journal. My three key takeaways: Invite someone into your [...]

By | 2017-09-19T14:38:39+00:00 September 19th, 2017|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on The Big Leap | Gay Hendricks

Deloitte and the Bechdel Test: Shifting Gender Sands

It’s 2017, a decade past the Great Recession, and our workplace discussions are dominated by generational concerns, change management, and profitability. Leadership has become a measured part of profitability, at least in some industries, and corporate America is being challenged to equalize the opportunities and compensation among all people – inclusion has replaced diversity. Deloitte [...]

By | 2017-09-19T14:34:28+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Deloitte and the Bechdel Test: Shifting Gender Sands

CHARACTER-istics

I’ve found myself in conversations recently where the dominant word is CHARACTER. In particular, measuring the character of one particular leader or another. Many organizations are struggling with their leaders, which is no surprise as our workplaces are transforming through technology and generations. Character is defined as the moral and mental qualities distinctive to an [...]

By | 2017-08-18T16:24:03+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on CHARACTER-istics

Start with Why | Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is famous for his TED talk on this subject, so if you aren’t going to read this book, check it out here. This book expands on the TED talk to really explore WHY you do what you do. It’s a nice opportunity to consider who you inspire and how you inspire them. Two [...]

By | 2017-08-18T16:35:47+00:00 August 18th, 2017|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on Start with Why | Simon Sinek