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Dawn Kristy's Guest Blog Posts

Here is a list of my guest blog posts. What resonates with you?
Risk of Being a Leader - Part Three Integrity vs. Impatience

Do you know if you lead with Integrity or Impatience? The answer depends on what motivates you as a leader. In a thought-provoking book entitled Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, published last year, John Mackey, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, along with Raj Sisodia, a business professor at Bentley College, presented a philosophy involving the evolution of business purpose, stakeholders, leadership and culture.

Risk of Being A Leader Part Two: Respect vs. Ruthless

As you climb up your leadership path, do you step on others or leave them behind without food and water? Will the team climbing with you survive and shine from the achievement? Is there reciprocal respect between you and your team? Or is your ascent ruthless?

Risk of Being A Leader - Part One @DawnKristy #bealeader

Recently, a friend looking at my collection of books asked to borrow a book entitled Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie published in 2008 . The first sentence in the Introduction says: "The best leaders get to live on." The leaders you respect will alter the course of your life.

FIVE Key Questions Before you Negotiate #EQlist

How successful are you at negotiating with yourself? At first, this may sound like an odd question to ask. Yet, we undertake dozens of negotiations with ourselves every day. We negotiate with our kids, our pets and of course in our professional lives, in fact it seems we are always negotiating or weighing the odds about something or other.

FIVE KEY Questions to Ask About Risk by @DawnKristy #EQlist

I took the less risky path and became an attorney. Along the way, I developed some expertise in risk assessment. I have observed that many entrepreneurs bolt headlong into a new endeavor without properly assessing risk.

Back-To-School Memories Labor Day 2013 @DawnKristy #bealeader

My cousin Ruthie and I were BFFs back in the day. Of course, back then, we did not use the term BFF (aka best friends forever); rather we simply said that we were: "best friends". We did not have a sister in our respective families, so we filled in the gap in our parents' family planning.

Ode To Dad By @DawnKristy #bealeader

(from the ancient Greek) is a type of Poetic Storytelling . A classic ode is structured in three major parts: the strophe (bonding), the antistrophe (disconnecting), and the epode (reconnecting). Strophe - Bonding: My Dad was my hero.

Those Who Give, Serve and Lead @DawnKristy #bealeader

Dawn Kristy has a writer's love or words and storytelling, an editor's keen eye for details, a risk manager's proactive caution and an advocate's desire to help those in need whether in the for-profit or non-profit community.

Risk of Being a Leader - Part Four Sincerity vs. Stubborn

What if you woke up one morning to find that your life had been forever changed by a scandal? Even worse, what if the story was untrue but the shift in public sentiment had already occurred - the damage had been done? Who would you consult for advice? How would you respond?

Risk of Being a Leader - Part 5: Kindness vs. Know-It-All & Risk Series Wrap Up

"I must be cruel only to be kind..." Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene 4, Kindness Do you know what it means to be kind? Is kindness giving someone honest advice (which in reality could be cruel) or is it being nice to someone (perhaps holding back the truth)?

Leading By Encouragement

Are you operating at your peak performance level? If you have any doubt, how are you going to encourage yourself, and those you lead, to manage your mental or physical energy? Some people rely on self-help methods and seek to avoid sabotaging their success.

A Mother's Leadership That Never Ends

Our Mothers lead us during our lives, and continue to do so after their own lives, thus providing us with leadership that never ends. Mothers take on a huge, life-long responsibility to nurture, teach, encourage and guide us through all aspects of our lives. Ideally, they make us feel that our views, beliefs and dreams matter.

Five Key Questions Before You Negotiate

How successful are you at negotiating with yourself? At first, this may sound like an odd question to ask. Yet, we undertake dozens of negotiations with ourselves every day. Should I eat that cupcake? I just ran five miles and had fruit for breakfast, so why not?

Leading On Tech: 10 Tips For Preventing Cybercrime - BEALEADER | BY LEADERS FOR LEADERS

The idea that credit card information, and even our identity, can be stolen is nothing new. The level of sophistication by which our personally identifiable information (PII) can be compromised is new. Links in emails, tweets, posts and online advertising may contain malware that helps cybercriminals infiltrate networks and access data.

Leading On Marketing: Risk Management Of Social Media Marketing - BEALEADER | BY LEADERS FOR LEADERS

Last year, a lawyer friend of mine left her law practice to become an entrepreneur. A life-long animal-lover, she opened a pet store and joined the multi-billion dollar pet industry. Then, her startup struggled to bring in customers. Fortunately, she contacted a social media consultant long before her financial situation became dire.

Are Leaders Responsible for Minimizing Risks? - BEALEADER | BY LEADERS FOR LEADERS

Recently, someone in my writers' circle asked me why I am always thinking about risk? He said that I seem to focus on the risk inherent in most activities. My answer was that my studies and career had increased my risk awareness and thus, I have become a de facto risk manager.

Are Leaders Responsible for Minimizing Risks?

Recently, someone in my writers' circle asked me why I am always thinking about risk? He said that I seem to focus on the risk inherent in most activities. My answer was that my studies and career had increased my risk awareness and thus, I have become a de facto risk manager.

The Resiliency of Leadership - BEALEADER | BY LEADERS FOR LEADERS

One World Trade Center reopened this week, representing the resilience of New Yorkers and Americans to rebuild after the 9/11 attacks. Reaching this milestone illustrates how our young Nation faces challenges and overcomes tragedy, winning the admiration of people from around the world. What ignites this spark of resilience?

Leadership Resilience

IntroductionOne World Trade Center reopened this year, representing the resilience of New Yorkers and Americans to rebuild after the 9/11 attacks.

The Art of Business Storytelling - BEALEADER | BY LEADERS FOR LEADERS

Have you been satisfied or disappointed by the quality of a webinar or business conference this year? This year, I've participated in several webinars and could not agree more with Michael Santarcangelo in his recent post that we need better business storytelling and better business stories.

Risk of Being a Leader - Part One

IntroductionRecently, a friend looking at my collection of books asked to borrow a book entitled Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie published in 2008. The first sentence in the Introduction says: "The best leaders get to live on."The leaders you respect will alter the course of your life.

Risk of Being a Leader - Part Two

"As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects man." Quote from Proverbs 27:19.IntroductionIn this five-part series entitled "The Risk of Being a Leader," Part One addressed the SMART analysis and the need for leaders to go a step further by conducting a self-assessment via a RISK analysis.Part Two in this series looks deeper into your leadership style by examining your heart and your moral compass.

Risk of Being a Leader - Part Three

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"

Leading On Business: Fresh Ideas To Start Your New Year - BEALEADER | BY LEADERS FOR LEADERS

As we begin to move forward in the New Year, searching for ways to help us achieve our goals or resolutions, we find an impressive array of products and services offered by savvy startups and small businesses. Will some of these products and services help us to succeed?