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...
The FIX: Bridging the Great Divide Between Men and Women

The FIX: Bridging the Great Divide Between Men and Women

Boulder, CO:  The exponential growth of technology demands that not just Google, but the entire tech industry in the U.S. rapidly embrace gender TRAIT balance or fall behind to tech innovators in other countries. For starters, the biggest mistake anti-diversity”workforce disruptors are making is to underestimate the value of women’s natural skill sets. Science now shows that keys traits found in the female brain just so happen to be the critical “missing link” needed to manage the complexities of the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution. To accelerate human performance and ultimately corporate profits organizations will need to create a structured, balanced, dynamic synergy between 10 powerful gender based traits found in both men and women. This corporate culture FIX doesn’t require long term training programs, a team of psychologists, or in depth report. It can be applied immediately using a situational awareness (SA) process – that I refer to as the 10TRAITS directive – that bypasses the traditional defensive stance of  so-called “resistors.” It engages the whole system of an organization at its most vulnerable point. The most vulnerable point? The lack of respect by some employees of the high value of women’s skill sets. These natural skills, however, just so happen to be exactly what is needed to manage the exponential growth of an organization. Google is not the only corporation facing this problem. Firing disruptors such as Google’s James Damore offers a temporary, quick-fix “Band-Aid” approach to a long-standing problem in the tech industry. The long-lasting solution is structural and transcends traditional training processes by shifting the focus from gender diversity to balancing gender traits. When team building and decision making...
Fearless Girl Faces Down Critics And Wins!

Fearless Girl Faces Down Critics And Wins!

Everyone who has seen the statue of the fearless girl standing strong and confident in full view of the raging bull statue , understand the importance of women and girls becoming more confident and fearless. And almost tourist who has visited the Wall Street District in New York City to have their photo taken with fearless girl amplify the power of her message. She has faced down critics and city policy regarding art on public art, and won. In the end, it’s her IMAGE that resonates with us. We feel her power at GUT level. We become more powerful and more fearless because we have seen her, perhaps placed a hand on her, or been photographed with her. She invites all of us, people of all ages – regardless of gender – to become more fearless. We are moved by her pose. It reminds us stand up and speak up about what we value most in life. It connects us to each other, as one human community. Look at the image of raging bull, wearing a pink scarf. Does “he” really look that fierce? To me, his look conveys an image of equal power. Like fearless girl, he is showing the power and energy of life. And her PINK hat? In this photo, it serves as a reminder that on January 21, 2017 the power of the Women’s March resonated with both men and women around the world. In fact, one of her strongest supporters is a man. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says, “Fearless Girl Statue is Staying...
Can Gender Diversity Solve A World of Problems?

Can Gender Diversity Solve A World of Problems?

Imagine what Gender Diversity would look like in government, politics, business, and the workplace. Imagine leaders in business, economics, politics and the workplace looked like the people they serve. Can gender diversity: 50/50 by 2020 solve a world of problems simply by creating a gender balance in policy and decision-making? Imagine a world in which men and women work together, creating a balance of power sharing to accelerate creativity, innovation and our rapid evolution to a fair, just, and sustainable world that works for everyone; animals, plants, and things that creep, crawl, and slither along, included! For a starting point, start at the LOCAL level. Who has a data base of city councils and their gender balance? School boards and their gender balance? What is the gender balance in every state legislature and Congress. Is it 50/50? If not, do the math! What is the balance point for gender equality in a policy and decision-making committee or board? Think GENDER. Why? Women think differently than men. If the committee, board, council, team, or Congress is out of balance, do the math. How many, of which gender, would it take to equal 50/50. If it is male dominant, then invite MORE women to step into leadership roles, or run for public office. How many, enough to bring it into balance. Do you see yourself in this role? Stepping out of your comfort zone is a first step toward creating the future you want to see in the world. In other words, becoming a leader offers you a “Be the change you want to see in the world” opportunity. It automatically helps you focus your mind...
How To Handle A Shallow Breathing Day

How To Handle A Shallow Breathing Day

Get up. Get moving. Take a one-minute walk outdoors. Breathe deeply. Release and Repeat. This One-Minute MINI Massage has many benefits when you turn it into a daily habit. To START: Breathe deeply. Watch your belly rise and fall. Deep breathing fills up your lungs and pushes your diaphragm down against your GUT. Your good friend, your brain, needs more oxygen, your heart needs more blood, AND, deep breathing also massages your GUT. Get up. Get moving. Take a one-minute walk outdoors. Breathe deeply. Release and Repeat. Alexia Parks, Founder of 10TRAITS.org is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female...
What’s Your VISION for the Women’s March?

What’s Your VISION for the Women’s March?

Remember the children’s game: Packing My Suitcase? What trip were you planning? What did you need to take with you on your trip? Today, that game could be called MY GREAT EXPECTATIONS . It begins by asking yourself: Is MY trip a journey or a destination? ASK: (1) Am I making the trip because I want to join the January 21st Women’s Protest March. Or, (2) The Women’s March is my first step, to a lifetime as a leader. To make the world a better place, I want to be a leader of the change I want to see in the world. Deciding whether your trip is a journey or a destination is a question you can ask yourself every day. When you are able to clearly describe the space between where you are NOW – what you have right now – and what you want, you’ll be able to pack your bag for the success you’re seeking. Alexia Parks, Founder of 10TRAITS.org is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female...