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...
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...
Sustainability2020: A Global Collaboration On Our Energy Future

Sustainability2020: A Global Collaboration On Our Energy Future

Sustainability2020 is a GLOBAL collaboration – a global thinkery – bringing ideas and actions, tools and technology together with images and policies together at the LOCAL level. It takes the untapped power of the human mind and spirit and maps out a path to a world beyond OIL. A community is a network of skills and talents.What is your key skill or talent that you would like to share? It takes millions and millions of small incremental actions, developed into HABITS and taken each day, to create smart, green, resilient communities. It takes a global brain – thinking together on behalf of ALL life on Earth to create an energy future that is beneficial to all. Here is an urban Vertical Forest in China which cleans oxygen and also serves as an urban BIRD sanctuary. Here is the way the UK is changing human behavior, one person at a time. Who are we? Alexia Parks 10TRAITS Leadership is home to the Sustainability2020.org environmental leadership tool. It is designed to be used to guide school children and adults to take money saving, energy smart actions at home. Online, it aggregates data to help guide communities to focus resources, skills and talents on those most in need. We welcome partnerships with organizations seeking common cause, including Avaaz.org, The Women’s March, 350.org, and GREEN organizations around the world. Alexia Parks, a United Nations mentor an expert in Gender Equality, and founder of 10TRAITS Leadership is an author, speaker and futurist. In 1980, as Executive Director of the Energy Conservation Center of Boulder, Colorado, she organized a Community Energy Futures Conference for the city in 1980. It led...