Five-Part Series: The JANUS Effect: What It Is And Why It Matters Begins January 23.

Five-Part Series: The JANUS Effect: What It Is And Why It Matters Begins January 23.

Alexia Parks Five-Part Series on The JANUS Effect: What It Is,  Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It Begins January 23.  MEDIA: Click here for list of reports. Permission granted in advance to reprint as an OPINION piece. For an advanced copy of any report in this series contact Alexia Parks 1. Trump State-of-The-Union Address 2018: The Janus Effect And The Illusion of Consensus. 2. Why Powerful Men Are Highly Susceptible to the Janus Effect and Women Immune. 3. The Janus Effect: The Fastest Way to Defuse This Time Bomb. 4. A Short List of Powerful Men Who Broke Free of the Janus Effect. 5. Breaking the Shackles of the Janus Effect: Was Billy Mitchell A Traitor or Hero? Excerpt: In recent history, America has faced two international crises that offer clear examples of what happens when a bad decision is made by an Alpha male leader. It both cases, the bad decision was reinforced by the people in his inner circle, seemingly without judgment. This is called the “Janus Effect” in psychology and answers the reoccurring question asked by a worried public: “Why are the people in Donald Trump inner circle unable or unwilling to stand up to him and push back with a different decision?” Alexia Parks is a best-selling author, recognized global expert on gender equality, and an award-winning entrepreneur. She is also a UN Mentor who mentored the #1 Winner of he Goldman Sachs / Fortune Most Powerful Women in the World Summit (2014) and Founder of Alexia Parks 10TRAITS Leadership.  Alexia has appeared as an expert on national, international TV news, in TIME magazine, and formerly wrote...
The Janus Effect (“Follow the Leader”) vs Gender Equality

The Janus Effect (“Follow the Leader”) vs Gender Equality

Gender equality is surely a no-brainer. Apart from being simply “the right thing to do” in any civilized society, its practical benefits can be enormous. My report lays out how it could benefit our country and the world, in the political sphere. ” When gender equality becomes the “new normal” in corporations and Congress it will free us from the Janus Effect and return America to its role as a global leader. ” ~  Alexia Parks is an award-winning entrepreneur, UN Mentor, and Founder of 10TRAITS...
Use These Three  Words To Transform Your Workplace

Use These Three Words To Transform Your Workplace

When you’re ready to transform your world, to strengthen a relationship, or to lead your BEST life yet, start by including these three words at the start of each day. I AM POWERFUL. In just three clearly stated words you are claiming your power. You are owning it! When you believe deep down inside yourself that you are powerful, when you can say it to yourself and mean it, then let your words and actions reflect that power through your actions. This is how change...
Hillary Clinton’s Journey Is Ours

Hillary Clinton’s Journey Is Ours

Hillary Clinton’s journey from disbelief to anger, wrapped in the guise of a book tour for her latest book: What Happened, is a catharsis – an inner journey to restore her own soul – and America’s as well. Whether we voted for Hillary Clinton or not, HER journey is ours as well. What has happened to America since the the news media shifted its spotlight to hate, misogyny, and the embolden alt-right nationalist crowd and its bot-empowered leader, Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton as America’s president would have stopped a steady news feed about everything Trump. The news and images would have been about HER. Her words would have been accorded a weight and power now accorded Trump. Would her words and actions have been different? As lies, misogny, alt-right, fake news, bot generated news and Trump’s latest tweet become front page news it crowds out news of everything that we value. Who can resist the power of “breaking news.” Everything Trump does generates a steady cashflow for the news media. Les Moonves, the president of CBS news got it right when he declared ”Trump’s run is ‘damn good’ for CBS.” The media feeds on breaking news. Whether true or false, everything the president of the United States says or does becomes breaking news. At some point our overstimulated brain can no longer distinguish right from wrong. Like a heroine addict, like someone with an addiction to sugar, we find it difficult to break the habit. Without an “off” button, we succumb to a daily diet of empty news. It reduces the power of truth telling by filling our minds with empty calories. What nourishes...
Houston: After Catastrophe Comes Collaboration

Houston: After Catastrophe Comes Collaboration

In 2013, Boulder, Denver and communities north and east were hit by a storm that broke all records for rainfall. City planners had a 100-year flood plan. They had prepared for a “worst case scenario” that would strike every 100 years. The 2013 catastrophe was called the 1000-year flood. And in the days, weeks, and months that followed everyone who lived along Colorado’s front range or who planned to visit for business or pleasure was impacted. It took months and in some cases over a year for roads to be repaired. The town of Lyons, one of the hardest hit communities, received close to $100 million dollars in Federal funding to rebuild. While waiting for funds, cleanup crews and reconstruction to begin, the community organized potlucks, neighborhood work teams, and music festivals to rethink the future of their small town. The Lyons community knew what it had been, but the larger question facing these forward-facing citizens was this: What COULD it become? Everyone became engaged in rethinking “Our Town” and in thousands of different ways, everyone took on some type of leadership role. Even speaking up about what they had suffered, took personal courage, and in a town where everyone had been impacted in some way, the ability for those who suffered to ask for what they needed, helped guide community vision. Could Houston, still reeling from an unfolding catastrophe, tap the creative vision of civic leaders and residents living in   distinct neighborhoods and districts within its meta-city to reimagine its future?  Could the restoration of this sunbelt city include rebuilding as green, resilient, solar powered communities? Could Houston’s catastrophe become an opportunity to showcase how communities can...