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.

Flesh and Bones

In our recent Leaders’ Lab, the conversation was about succession planning. It's a complex topic that often becomes specific to the execution process for knowledge and client transfer. We discussed the very tactical approach of introducing new people into client relationships and educating future leaders about organizational knowledge. It’s premature to get so tactical, like [...]

By |2019-03-26T09:44:59-07:00March 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Flesh and Bones


“There is no group of Americans more pessimistic than working class whites.” As is true for most of the books shared here, this one was referred to me as the story of a lawyer who grew up in rural Kentucky (I was born in Kentucky, so it had immediate interest to me). He eventually found [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:23:47-07:00February 26th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on HILLBILLY ELEGY-J.D. Vance

Being Youthanized

Welcome to another year of discussion and confusion about managing a workforce comprised of more generations. Each generation next will be different than the one before.  Our job as leaders is to adapt while focusing on the future of our organizations. Where do we start? We are officially calling this youngest generation ‘Z’ and we [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:12:45-07:00February 26th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Being Youthanized

Kicking It Between the Uprights

Goal: a pair of posts linked by a crossbar; the object of a person’s ambition. Recently the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl for a sixth time, an incredible feat for any sport! The path to that championship began the day after the last season concluded, as the players decided how they would dedicate [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:11:41-07:00February 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Kicking It Between the Uprights

MASTERY | George Leonard

Our society gives accolades to those who accomplish, achieve, and win. Mr. Leonard suggests that mastery happens in the plateaus, the places where we are practicing over and over with only the desire to practice, not achieve. This book is not new, and the message is consistent – loving what you do provides the sustaining [...]

By |2019-01-28T19:26:17-07:00January 28th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on MASTERY | George Leonard


It’s the holiday season again and there are many things happening anew that are a-old. Thinking about your year-end chaos and how listening creates impact is something I wrote about a few years back. As we look around us now, so much has changed in our world. And, although time is still ticking at the same pace, [...]

By |2018-11-27T10:48:20-07:00November 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Flashbacks


I met Rhodes Perry at a conference a few years back and I remain impressed with every new contribution he creates. In this book, he mixes personal story with practical and actionable strategies to make Belonging at Work a reality for everyone. From the consideration of the implicit culture being created when there is no [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:19:21-07:00November 20th, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on BELONGING AT WORK | Rhodes Perry

Fourth and 51

In the spirit of football season, I'm looking at the rest of this year as a fourth down opportunity. If you were watching a game and the team had 4th down and 51 yards to go, what would you recommend? Most definitely a kick, right? Yup, me too. We have 51 business days left (as [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:50:41-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Fourth and 51


This book is one woman’s quest to live differently -less responsible and capable and more passion and connection. Your life is your creation - and Shauna challenged me to consider if I had a blank calendar and a infinitely full bank account, what would I do? Seems a terrific question in a world where we [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:43:46-07:00October 22nd, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on PRESENT OVER PERFECT | Shauna Niequist

Goal Setting

Are you someone who sets goals? Written goals? According to this Forbes article, those with written goals are more likely to accomplish them. Yet many of us don’t have goals at all. How do you start? Most of us have heard of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-measurable) as the recommended way to construct goals. I [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:34:09-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Goal Setting