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Get Pissed or Laugh it Off? – Leadership is a Choice #61
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice. My blood begins to boil raising my body temperature. My palms get clammy as I twist the headphone cord nervously around my finger. I continue to tell the man on the other end of the phone the latest frustrating predicament I found myself in.   I find my final few words...

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Posted on 12/14/2016 01:29 am | 3 Comments
 
Honing Your Intention—The Winning Key
  Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery.   Intention is defined as “the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or purpose.” For example, “I intend to meet with my team today.” It is a determination to feel, behave, or experience something in a certain way. I’ve heard Intention described as a stretching or bending...

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Posted on 12/10/2016 01:12 am | 2 Comments
 
Key 1: The Intention to Operate From Responsibility
Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery.   The first key to Responsibility is Intention. Specifically, it is your Intention to operate from the mental state of Responsibility when things go wrong. Operating from any other mental state means coping with the problem rather than owning and solving it. Only in Responsibility can you release yourself from that frustration...

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Posted on 12/03/2016 10:20 am | No Comments
 
How Do Problems Trigger The Responsibility Process?
Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery.   You are dressed in your finest business suit for your big presentation to the board. And then it happens, you bump somebody in the hall on the way to the meeting and, as you are taking a sip of your latte, the paper cup slams into your face, its plastic lid...

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Posted on 11/26/2016 01:00 am | No Comments
 
My Greatest Mirror – Leadership is a Choice #60
   Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   It feels like I live at my keyboard and yet I never write anymore. Luckily on this quiet November Sunday I find myself locked on an airplane. There is an amazing peace inside this huge flying metal can. The lights are dim. The windows seem less than useful as...

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Posted on 11/23/2016 09:24 am | 4 Comments
 
Control the Sail, Not the Wind
Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery.   One of my colleagues uses a sign-off at the end of his emails—”Control the sail, not the wind”—which is a great summary for the concept of personal responsibility. Those six words raise the challenge that we don’t always (more…)

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Posted on 11/19/2016 01:12 am | 1 Comment
 
The First Principle of Success
Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery. For millennia advisors have told us that taking 100 percent personal responsibility is the first principle of success. These advisors include philosophers such as Socrates; success experts like Napoleon Hill, Jack Canfield, and Tony Robbins; spiritual leaders Norman Vincent Peale and Robert Schuller; and management experts like Steven Covey and Marshall Goldsmith....

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Posted on 11/12/2016 01:15 am | 1 Comment
 
The Pain of “Choice” – Leadership is a Choice #59
   Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   There's a buzzing in the air mixing comfortably with the unique smell of the ocean just feet away. The choice I'm about to make is a permanent one. Two years’ prior I made a similar and equally permanent decision to get a single word that changed my life inked...

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Posted on 10/24/2016 01:35 am | No Comments
 
“The Responsibility Process” ebook is now available
A few days ago I announced the print publication of The Responsibility Process. Today, the ebook is available on Kindle and iBook/iTunes. This book is for anyone interested in leading themselves and others to greater degrees of freedom, choice, and power. Read a free preview.     Christopher Avery authored Teamwork Is An Individual Skill for everyone who wants to be...

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Posted on 09/27/2016 11:42 am | No Comments
 
At last “The Responsibility Process” is published
For ten years people have asked when I would write the book on The Responsibility Process. It is done. The Responsibility Process was published last Friday (Amazon). Read advance praise from early reviewers. Here's an excerpt from the (more…)

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Posted on 09/24/2016 01:34 am | 4 Comments
 
 
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