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.
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Attitude 101 | John C. Maxwell

I’m a long-time fan of Dr. Maxwell’s work on leadership. And, part of that admiration is because he writes books like this that are basic introductions to topics, this one being a very short and specific guide to attitude. “As a leader, you cannot ignore the attitudes of the people you lead…” That is not [...]

By |2024-01-15T13:01:12-08:00January 15th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Art of Persuasion | Bob Burg

Mr. Burg's book is geared toward the sales professional, so reading it through the lens of an internal leader provides a lot of insightful opportunities along with components that aren't directly applicable. Thankfully, it is written with self-effacing humor and stories that anchor his concepts and provide a pleasurable read. Essentially, his book is focused [...]

By |2023-12-12T11:53:16-08:00December 12th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Song of Significance | Seth Godin

I have followed Mr. Godin’s work for a long time now and enjoyed his perspective on the world of work and beyond. This book has a great quote on the back - “The purpose of a beehive isn’t to make honey. Honey is a by-product of a healthy hive.” And therein lies the content of [...]

By |2023-11-15T12:03:14-08:00November 15th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

Building Bridges

With four generations actively involved in our organizations, there is tension and divide in the different values, perspectives, and expectations of Baby Boomers, X’ers, Millennials, and Gen Z.  These differences become easier to latch onto than the similarities of workplace culture, technical skills, and goals of the team, group, and organization. There are patterns [...]

By |2023-10-17T09:20:05-07:00October 17th, 2023|Articles|

Spending or Investing?

When did paying the piper become a better investment than paying attention? A recent client discussion about the significance of leadership development, particularly emotional intelligence among the partners, and the frustration that getting the time invested to elevate the firm was elusive. A separate event occurred where a client email miscommunication turned into a [...]

By |2023-10-16T14:50:56-07:00October 16th, 2023|Blog|

My Grandmother’s Hands | Resmaa Menakem

This book is about the racial complexities in America. Well, that's not quite true. This book is a fantastic tool in the journey of understanding and healing the racial trauma that lives in our bodies after generations and generations of bias and discrimination. Resmaa approaches this work as a trained trauma therapist and writes each [...]

By |2023-10-16T14:39:20-07:00October 16th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Anxious Lawyer | Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford

I really like the format of this book, and in full disclosure I'm a fan, verging on stalker, of Jeena Cho and her work with lawyers and law firms on mindfulness. This book walks you through 8 weeks of meditation practice including everything from finding the right cushion to sit on, to worksheets that give [...]

By |2023-09-18T13:55:19-07:00September 18th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence | Tom Peters and Nancye Green

Mr. Peters opens this book with a reminder that in 1970 corporations dispersed 50% of profit to shareholders and 50% to employees and other capital investments. In 2012 91% went to shareholders, and only 9% to employees and capital development.  This book Mr. Peters’ most recent attempt to remind us that humanity is the center [...]

By |2023-08-14T11:40:50-07:00August 14th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

Who’s the Thief?

If your accounting manager was shaving money off into their own account each month - would you terminate immediately upon discovery? If your receptionist was taking home firm silverware every day and not returning it - would you terminate immediately upon discovery? If your project has a team member that has checked out of [...]

By |2023-07-24T20:07:42-07:00July 24th, 2023|Blog|

The Psychological Safety Playbook | Karolin Helbig and Minette Norman

The authors have done a brilliant job of breaking down psychological safety into 5 plays. Each play is a section of the book and is broken down into several smaller tasks, each one with action items and the section concludes with other reading and reference materials to go deeper in that topic if you choose. The book [...]

By |2023-07-24T19:22:37-07:00July 24th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|
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