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 free 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.


I love the Ratatouille movie. It’s the story of food, following your dreams, and enjoying the adventures. Remy, the star (and a rat) of the movie, pursues his dream of being a chef, which you might imagine is rough for a rodent. Have you felt that bumpy path to success? It’s US Thanksgiving week, [...]

By |2021-11-18T14:14:11-08:00November 18th, 2021|Blog|


I was attending the ALA's Annual Conference a few weeks back which led me into a week-long volleyball tournament. Listening to Rick Rigsby inspired me in all the right ways to begin anew, in this time and space, even as strange as it is at times. He grabbed my attention with this quote: "Champions are champions [...]

By |2021-10-20T11:51:40-07:00October 20th, 2021|Blog|

Leader as Coach

Daniel Goleman introduced his six different leadership styles back in 2000. The introduction of coaching as a leadership style was revolutionary at the time, and now 20 years later, we know it is a differentiator in retention and engagement. Of course, retention + engagement = productivity, so many ears perk up when we discuss [...]

By |2021-09-28T15:54:34-07:00September 28th, 2021|Articles|


I have an aversion to the sound of a vacuum cleaner. It goes back as far as I can remember, and my physical response is the same as nails on a chalkboard - goosebumps all over my body along with chills and shivers. I was enduring Roomba (my robot vacuum) last week, thinking about [...]

By |2021-09-28T12:56:44-07:00September 28th, 2021|Blog|

Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

Playing to win is not the same as playing not to lose.  The Olympics are my favorite season, particularly the summer games. A time when the world gathers in alignment to cheer and celebrate incredible athleticism and the human condition. I will watch any sport, sometimes knowing them pretty well, other times learning a [...]

By |2021-08-23T13:30:58-07:00August 23rd, 2021|Blog|

Inde or Inter?

We are fast approaching the celebration of the US Independence, aka Fourth of July. I have been wondering the value of independence in a different way – how independent we all claim to be, and want to be, and operate as such. I was driving this morning and almost experienced a collision as another [...]

By |2021-06-25T15:07:33-07:00June 25th, 2021|Blog|

The Difference Maker | John C. Maxwell

Disclaimer: I have been reading John Maxwell’s books as long as he has been writing them - and that’s a very long time. I enjoy his writing style, which is actionable and succinct, and his focus is always on being better. In this book he’s talking about attitude, and how our attitude impacts our [...]

By |2021-05-24T12:35:07-07:00May 24th, 2021|What Is Judy Reading?|
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