Becoming A Conscious Change-Agent in Your Workplace

Becoming A Conscious Change-Agent in Your Workplace

In this interview about conscious business leadership skills and how to become a conscious change-agent in the workplace,  10TRAITS.com founder and keynote speaker Alexia Parks talks with Kathy Mason of Conscious Business Zone. This interview was produced on Belive.tv.  Conversations include how to manage conflicts in the workplace in the moment, the moment they happen. Twenty years ago, Kathy Mason worked at Arthur Anderson Consulting as part of the leadership team bringing conscious training programs to employees each month, now she applies these principles in her own business. Our conversations included a talk about natural leadership traits that everyone has, and which ones to focus on to unlock and maximize your full potential. Alexia Parks gave a sneak preview of 10TRAITS new venture: a conscious relationships platform launching soon. Click here to watch this conscious business interview  with Alexia Parks on...

To Busy To Take A Walk In Nature? Try This 1-Minute Tool.

How are you feeling right now? On a scale of one to five stars, how would you rate how you feel right now? If you rated yourself at three stars or less, you are not alone. According to a report by the Conference Board, 49% the US workforce is unhappy. What makes them the most unhappy about their work? According the the report, the three at the top of the employees list are: the company’s promotion policy, the bonus plan, and the performance review process. Add to that a constant workload that forces many employees to cut back on vacation time, and the lack of on-demand education/job training programs that helps the workforce keep pace with a rapidly changing workplace. So what will companies have to do to improve the worklife of their employees especially millennials? Smart, resilitant companies that are able to pivot the fastest will begin to assemble a suite of accelerated learning tools that offer both on-demad actionable advice, and a moment of clarity like a walk in Nature so the user can take a moment to decide on the next steps to take. Here’s What Happens When You Walk in Nature Do you feel more relaxed, upbeat and happy? Yes. Here’s why. When walking on a trail in Nature, your left brain, logical brain is busy concentrating on the trail to keep you upright. It is focused on challenges or obsticles that lie just ahead: a stick on the path that might cause you to trip and fall; a pothole. Your right brain is also fully occupied. It is busy taking in all of the surroundings:...

Free Your Mind of Negativity With THIS Simple Action

Countdown: Day 40 of your personal leadership challenge.  Did you know that the average brain processes from 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day. Of these daily thoughts, 80% are negative; and 95% of all thoughts are repetitive, that is, they are the same thoughts we thought yesterday. Negative thoughts and repetitive thoughts that don’t lead to positive actions can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. Long term stress can break down the body’s immune system. The opposite is also true. When you learn to consciously free your mind of negative thinking and actively pursue ideas that challenge you to think and act more creatively, you are actually strengthening your immune system. Positive thinking uplifts your life and mind. For example: If you find your impatience or anger rising because you suddenly find yourself in a conversation with someone who doesn’t seem to value your time, use this as an opportunity to put the conversation on hold with a simple request: “Can we put this conversation on hold for (a few hours) or (another time) because I need to (be somewhere else) or (attend to another matter). When you learn to consciously set boundaries around your time – at the start of a conversation for example -you are saying to yourself and to them “I value both your time, and mine.” It can be as simple as saying: “I’m happy to talk for a few minutes, and then I’ve got to get back to a project I’m working on….” When you learn to place a HIGH value on your time and mind, others will too. Alexia Parks 10TRAITS offers 1-Minute conflict...

The ONLY Leadership Training in the World Based On The Female Brain

  Our, online, global eadership training program – the ONLY leadership training in the world based on the Female Brain – begins May 16th. Registration for our 2-credit (30/hr) or 2-CEU (20/hr) Spring 2016 online class closes soon. Self-paced, and self-directed, the class includes “virtual mentorship.” It is also open to women and interested men, Ready to upgrade your life to leadership?  The next 10TRAITS Leadership class launches June 6th.On  July 16th, it’s 10TRAITS – Nursing training for healthcare professionals. Offering 2-credit (university credit); and 2-CEU (20-hours) Certificate of Completion. WEB: AlexiaParks.com –...
Her Story: The Evolution of Women As Leaders

Her Story: The Evolution of Women As Leaders

The story of women from the dawn of human history to modern times, evolved in community and at the hearth. Because of this, the social mind of the female brain has evolved in ways that are uniquely suited to manage the complexities of today’s volatile, interconnected world. The social mind of today’s modern women, like women over history, is able to understand the unmet, unspoken needs of others, and freely express emotions. Women, are highly skilled at social communication to the benefit of the larger community. Over millennia, the skills associated with social networking, including a woman’s ability to interact with, collaborate with others, and balance out the diverse interests of others. Why are these skills urgently needed in the world today? Because the networking, community-building, social skills of the female mind makes it easy for women to cooperate and collaborate with others. They are able to interacts with others and balance out the diverse interests of others. A story in the Huffington Post on the rise of an empire of women as community leaders in Syrian refugee camps offers a modern day example of this and calls out to our humanity, our human-kindness, for support. To date, The Kayany Foundation, led by its founder Nora Jumblatt, and in partnership with the American University of Beirut and UNESCO, has built five schools so far, including an all-girls high school. The all-girls school was created in the summer of 2015, in partnership with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafza on her 18th birthday. Alexia Parks, author and Virtual Mentor with the United Nations, is founder of Alexia Parks 10 TRAITS Leadership Institute....
Bitcoin, Cyber Pirates, and The Future of Money

Bitcoin, Cyber Pirates, and The Future of Money

In reporting on the fate of the bitcoin in The Washington Post, Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the author of R.I.P. Bitcoin, may want to add two additional factors to its possible demise. The first is the fact that a number of unknown hackers around the world had found a way to temporary disrupt corporate communications and databases. Their target was small corporate businesses around the globe and they were demanding that the ransom be paid in bitcoins. In one corporate case I studied while studying the impact of corporate leadership to unexpected crisis, the ransom fee was 1,000 bitcoins. It wasn’t the small amount of the ransom, I was told. Instead, it was the fact that bitcoin’s so-called “pirates” were also making similar demands of other businesses they had hijacked. Their strategy: hack into a corporate database, interrupt the flow of their business services and then demanding immediate payment, in bitcoins, in exchange for restored service. The hackers rightly reasoned that the automatic response would be: “OK, its a small fee, go ahead and pay it. Let’s move on.” Many did just that. In this case, the CEO divided the workforce into two groups. Group A would dive deep into the system to find the leak, and plug it. Group B focused on making contact with every customer to explain what happened, and when they could expect to have the disruption of their online service repaired. That is, the job of the group assigned to customer outreach was to tell each customer exactly what was going on, and what...