The FIDO Factor: How to Get a Leg Up at Work with Krissi Barr Founder of Barr Corporate Success


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Krissi Barr’s dynamic presence, instinctive strategic vision, and creative thinking produce effective, sustainable bottom-line results for her clients. Krissi’s “Can Do” attitude generates confidence in her executive coaching clients and strategic consulting corporate clients. Throughout Krissi’s career she’s increased the profitability of nearly every organization with which she worked. Krissi is the founder of Barr Corporate Success and author with her husband Dan Barr of, The Fido Factor: How To Get A Leg Up At Work is a dog-themed book that teaches the business leadership lessons we learn from man’s best friend. Authors Krissi and Dan Barr focus on a model of leadership that nearly everyone can relate to and lots of people consider a family member or their best friend - dogs. THE FIDO FACTOR emphasizes four qualities every leader needs to succeed and earn respect. The authors can discuss the techniques for developing the dog-inspired traits of: * Faithful leaders are loyal, trustworthy, and caring. People, like canines, crave attention. A few positive words go a long way towards establishing an environment of mutual trust, building bonds, and fostering loyalty. * Inspirational leaders are motivational, encouraging, and enthusiastic. They place a priority on the positive and reframe others’ negative “won’t work” comments into future-focused “why not?” and “can do” statements. They view adversity as temporary. A winning outlook boosts productivity, improves morale, and grows profits. * Determined leaders are persistent, disciplined, and accountable. They mark their territory. When tasked with a project, they take ownership, then follow-up and follow-through. When it’s a team effort, they make sure every member knows what needs to get done and does his or her part. If something goes wrong, they take responsibility, apologize, and fix it—even if someone else messed up. * Observant leaders are perceptive, aware, and curious. They identify their blind spots. Self-awareness helps us manage our emotions and understand how those feelings impact everyone around us. Asking for help in knowing what everyone else sees about you, you build open relationships and credibility, which will increase leadership effectiveness. Krissi Barr is founder and CEO of Barr Corporate Success (, consultants specializing in strategic planning, executive coaching, and behavioral assessments. Dan Barr is a senior sales and marketing executive at a leading property restoration company.

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