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.

TED Talk: A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit | Judson Brewer

Instead of a book this month, and because we have already shifted our worlds, I invite you to check out Dr. Brewer’s TED talk on habits. Trigger - Behavior - Reward is our path to a habit. This is locked in our brain, and although we started as survival, we are now using these habits to [...]

By |2020-05-18T15:18:34-07:00May 18th, 2020|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on TED Talk: A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit | Judson Brewer

Water Views

Recently San Diego opened our beaches for swimming and surfing. This was just after a period of time where the bioluminescence caused the water to glow in the hours after sunset. This beautiful glow is the production and emission of light from organisms, especially algae, which are also associated in the daylight with what [...]

By |2020-05-18T10:36:43-07:00May 18th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Water Views

EYE OF THE STORM | Ray Williams

The subtitle of this book is 'how mindful leaders can transform chaotic workplaces'. I think his principles apply to chaotic 'times' just as well. Cue a pandemic. There are many great points in this book, ultimately a conversation about the benefits of mindfulness on leadership. If you weren't interested in quieting your mind before, [...]

By |2020-04-21T13:55:00-07:00April 21st, 2020|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on EYE OF THE STORM | Ray Williams

Kickball Chains

I’ve been an athlete as long as I can remember. Playing sports of all kinds, even ones that I’m not sure classify as a sport (marbles, for instance). A number of years ago, on my journey of self-exploration and creativity, I decided to learn to dance. In particular, I decided to learn to line [...]

By |2020-04-21T13:45:47-07:00April 21st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Kickball Chains

Leading TODAY

Crisis: a time of intense difficulty. Yup, that definitely describes a pandemic. And the resulting economic ripples. And the resulting isolation, and fear.  And none of that is new information for you, who are doing your best to lead your organizations through this. We are so attached to control, to managing every situation, and [...]

By |2020-03-23T10:03:23-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Leading TODAY

COACHING QUESTIONS: A Coach’s Guide To Powerful Asking Skills | Tony Stoltzfus

I've been a credentialed coach for more than a decade now, and a common question I hear is 'how do I ask better questions?'. Mr. Stoltzfus has created a reference guide that also serves as a skill building manual for those interested in advancing their questioning skills and explore coaching skills along the way. [...]

By |2020-03-22T18:10:51-07:00March 22nd, 2020|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on COACHING QUESTIONS: A Coach’s Guide To Powerful Asking Skills | Tony Stoltzfus

Client Service Interviews

The regular surveys of client satisfaction are out again. It’s nearing the end of the first quarter, and the reports focused on how clients feel about their lawyers are reporting nothing we didn’t already know—clients don’t understand why attorneys are non-responsive. After all these years of the same results, why hasn’t it changed? I [...]

By |2020-02-21T14:17:11-08:00February 21st, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Client Service Interviews

THE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT LEADER | Dr. Isaiah Hankel

“Emotional intelligence matched with strong leadership skills is extremely powerful.” Yes indeed, as is this book! Dr. Hankel addresses the challenge of emotions in a rational world. And, understanding our emotions allows us to regulate, which elevates self-awareness. I enjoyed the stories with statistics to back them up, which meant a very fast read. [...]

By |2020-02-24T10:27:44-08:00February 21st, 2020|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT LEADER | Dr. Isaiah Hankel

Good or Good Enough?

A recent dialogue among a leadership team was about how to provide feedback to the next level leaders. The conversation evolved into how we rate effort in ourselves, as a path to rating effort in those we evaluate. Think for a moment about how much of what we expect of others’ lives in our expectation [...]

By |2020-02-21T11:58:51-08:00February 21st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Good or Good Enough?

The Culture Games

If you haven’t already been in discussions about your organization’s culture in 2020, expect that word to be common really soon. We have awareness to the culture of our communities, and certainly of the democracy of our country, for a long time. In more recent times, say the last 20 years or so, we [...]

By |2020-01-27T16:54:41-08:00January 27th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on The Culture Games