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.

Dopamine Nation | Anne Lembke

Anne takes us on a technical journey through the neuropathways of addiction – some we know like alcohol, drugs, and sex – and some we don’t. The more discreet ones capture my attention – reading, exercise, and cold water. She addresses how we have built a society addicted to pleasure, and the balance between pleasure [...]

By |2022-06-07T17:57:15-07:00June 7th, 2022|What Is Judy Reading?|

Metric Muscles

Transitioning from the legal practitioner to the business owner is no easy feat. Combine this with our reliance on technology for data collection and output (i.e., billing and collection, bill paying) and it is easy to overlook some key metrics that guide the health of your firm. 1. Accounts Receivable. Knowing the amounts clients [...]

By |2022-04-25T11:19:17-07:00April 25th, 2022|Articles|

Imagine Belonging | Rhodes Perry

Rhodes has done it again! Imagine Belonging is a guide to cracking imagination about changing organizational culture. The pairing of content with exercises makes this a bookshelf reference guide to embed belonging in the culture of your organization. Rhodes offers both a framework that is easy to follow, and resources that will elevate your knowledge along the [...]

By |2022-03-21T15:42:51-07:00March 21st, 2022|What Is Judy Reading?|

Leading without Authority | Keith Ferrazzi and Noel Weyrich

The authors start out by saying that leading without authority is the twenty first century organizational model. That’s a bold statement, and is further declared as the first book to codify a new set of work rules, specifically that co-elevation is the difference maker for organizations in their way forward. They explore 8 rules that [...]

By |2022-02-23T19:22:53-08:00February 23rd, 2022|What Is Judy Reading?|


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 |2022-10-31T17:43:42-07:00September 28th, 2021|Articles|
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