The Responsibility Process®
Much of what you know about leadership and personal responsibility is about to be disrupted
The Responsibility Process, derived from field studies, shows how all people mentally process thoughts about avoiding or taking responsibility. It is the core of The Leadership Gift™.
Awareness of The Responsibility Process provides a framework for learning by individuals, teams, and organizations. It is the first how-to model for taking, teaching, and inspiring personal responsibility – the #1 principle of success in any endeavor.
No one thinks about personal responsibility when things go well
When something goes wrong large or small (for example, lost keys or a lost retirement account), The Responsibility Process kicks in. The mind offers Lay Blame as a reason. If you accept blame as a sufficient reason, then you will act on that blame. If you don't accept it, then your mind offers you an excuse (Justify). And so on. Thus taking personal responsibility is a step-wise process of refusing to act on a series of irresponsible thoughts that your mind offers up.
Unlocking and mastering The Responsibility Process®
The Keys to Responsibility™, i.e., to unlocking and mastering responsibility, through daily practice are:
Use the form (top right) to download, print, and post a copy of The Responsibility Process poster where you will see it frequently. It will surprise you how seeing it supports your intention, your awareness, and even your ability to confront. Try it.