The Responsibility Process™ Overview Video

The Responsibility Process™ posterThe Responsibility Process™ Overview Video is here. We just finished it. I am anxious to share this 7-minute overview with you.

The response from people who have seen it has been great. And that is good. We have wanted a short high-quality piece like this that you can feel good about sharing with others.


More valuable videos

While in the studio we also shot an even shorter video about Partnerwerks new and exciting corporate solutions. We also shot a video about our new blended services offering The Responsibility Process Video Training Series. This series too is getting an excellent response from corporate customers.

You will be interested in The Responsibility Process Video Training Series if you are interested in:

  • leadership development,
  • leadership team development, or
  • organizational culture shaping and change for engagement and performance.

More on The Responsibility Process

The Responsibility Process, derived from field studies, shows how people “process” thoughts about avoiding or taking responsibility. Awareness of the process provides a framework for learning by individuals and organizations. It is the first “how to” model for taking, inspiring, and teaching Personal Responsibility – the #1 principle of success.

The positions in the model are:

  • Responsibility – Owning your ability and power to create, choose, and attract
  • Quit – Giving up to avoid the pain of Shame and Obligation
  • Obligation – Doing what you have to instead of what you want to
  • Shame – Laying blame onto oneself (often felt as guilt)
  • Justify – Using excuses for things being the way they are
  • Lay Blame – Holding others at fault for causing something
  • Denial – Ignoring the existence of something

Responsibility is not simply a character trait (or flaw), but a mental process that operates identically in everyone.

No one thinks much about personal responsibility when things are going well. When something goes wrong large or small (lost keys or lost retirement account), the Responsibility Process “kicks in.” Your mind goes to Lay Blame. If you accept Blame as a sufficient answer, 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 linear process of refusing to accept and act on a series of irresponsible thoughts that your mind offers up.

  • Responsibility is not just a character trait/flaw. It’s a mental process operating identically in everyone.
  • The process can be observed, learned, taught, studied, developed, modeled, and practiced.
  • Any willing individual, team, or organization can practice responsibility at ever higher levels.

The Responsibility Process is most useful when self-applied and backfires when used to “Lay Blame” on others.

Get your own free poster of The Responsibility Process poster in at least 21 languages.

Posted in Responsibility on 03/07/2014 05:54 am
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