Startup Leadership: What Question Would You Like People to Ask You?

Startup Leadership: What Question Would You Like People to Ask You?

I just signed up to attend my favorite event of the year: BoulderStartUpWeek. This week-long event is about to start and all available hotel and airbnb space in town is filling up. Hosted in dozens of venues downtown including many co-working spaces and supported by hundreds of volunteers, it feels more like a community potluck for the mind than an event. People who show up at this annual feast of free events includes everybody who has an interest in all things startup. Their curiosity drives them to take time off to take a look at the future of (almost) every field of endeavor that the human mind can imagine. If you, like me, are lucky enough to learn about the event before the more than 50 “high octane” talks a day by seasoned entrepreneurs fill up, you can get first pick of the panels that interest you most. And even if they’re marked “filled” chances are, you can still get in. Once inside an event, you’ll be certain to be asked The Question at least once. But first you have to fill out your profile. Most of the details requested in the profile are easy to fill out and none push the privacy alarm. But this one: “What question would you like people to ask you?” has a catch. It slows me down a bit because it makes me think of who is asking the question. Is it a millennial? A boomer? A venture capitalist? A potential customer? Or is it someone who simply asked the question and doesn’t really have time to listen to the answer? We live...





“We were trained to believe that there always are winners and losers. We all can be winners.”

 Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC

“I’ve observed that often, in times of crisis, women eventually are called upon to sort out the mess, face the difficult issues and be completely focused on restoring the situation.”  ~ Christine Lagarde, IMF

From zero to 30% “A 30% female share is associated with a 15% increase in profitability for a typical firm.” ~ Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute

UPGRADE Your Decision Making. The enterprise Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) – created to address the issue of improved decision making in FORTUNE 50 companies – has now been UPDATED to incorporate the Alexia Parks 10TRAITS™ Tool. “It leverages the dynamic synergy of natural gender trait differences between men and women to help leaders make better decisions.” ~ Bob Bergman, Fmr. INTEL/MIT

Book Alexia Parks 

 * Virtual Mentor With The United Nations; mentor to the Goldman Sachs/Fortune 2014 Global Woman Leaders Award Winner * Wrote for The Washington Post the national desk  * Called “One of 50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet” by Newsweek Magazine * Author  * Founder, Alexia Parks 10 TRAITS Leadership and KEYNOTE SPEAKER.

10TRAITS Leadership Training START HERE

Founder and CEO of the 10TRAITS Leadership Institute, Alexia Parks has developed a new science-based model of leadership for creating a Trait Balanced Organization™.  She is the inventor of the 10TRAITS tool. It is a digital on-demand tool that can be used to strengthen relationships, resolve conflicts and improve decision-making in 1-Minute. 10TRAITS GET Smarter Together training Learning Series includes experiential 1-Minute exercises.  Our research shows that trait balanced teams contributes to the enhanced quality of decision making and improved overall company performance both in terms of financial gain and better risk management. Ultimately, managers are tested and evaluated in terms of their success in making decisions. 10TRAITS leadership development programs are available online, in person, and accredited.

Alexia Parks 10 TRAITS Transforming Society And The Workplace  (7-min video) –