Posts Tagged ‘ Musings ’

Fun Sketch of The Leadership Gift Mindset
One of the leadership team members participating this week in a private Creating Results-Based Teams workshop took me at my word when I invited doodling with the color pens I placed on the tables. He drew a flow diagram around the edges of his agenda as a way to integrate the content. (more…)

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Posted on 04/13/2012 09:59 pm | No Comments
 
Dialog: Stop Working for Crazies
In my email newsletter today I invite readers to come here to comment on the following: Can social responsibility really be achieved through corporate policy? I firmly believe social responsibility only flourishes from a base of personal responsibility. That means we must scale responsible behavior starting with ourselves, rather than scaling process or policy. Here's a tough question to ask...

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Posted on 01/17/2012 06:00 am | 2 Comments
 
Leadership Skills: Try Feedback In Place of Criticism
"Constructive" criticism is still criticism. Instead of criticizing, "feed back" your responses with compassion. A huge block to giving others feedback effectively is our addiction to criticizing (i.e., providing criticism). When we criticize, our tonality (if not our words) assigns others to a potentially harmful status of being -- i.e., being "wrong." No one likes to be labeled as being...

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Posted on 11/28/2011 02:38 am | No Comments
 
High School Hall of Fame Induction
[caption id="attachment_2734" align="alignright" width="640" caption="Click image to see full size"][/caption] On September 2, 2011 I was in Ashtabula, Ohio where I lived from the age of 7 into my college years. The high school alumni association called me to be inducted into their Hall of Fame for my work with the Responsibility Process and Leadership Gift. [caption id="attachment_2736" align="aligncenter" width="640"...

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Posted on 09/13/2011 09:28 am | 4 Comments
 
Responsibility Man 2: Chase
Here is installment #2 of Responsibility Man. Thanks again to son Thom for conceiving, directing, and giving voice to the character. Thanks to Mario too. :-) Comment below to encourage Thom and give him your thoughts about where this series should go. [hana-flv-player video="http://ca-files.s3.amazonaws.com/ResponsibilityMan2.mp4" width="400" height="330" description="Responsibility Man 2" player="5" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /]

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Posted on 09/05/2011 03:00 pm | No Comments
 
Relaunch of ChristopherAvery.com — Where Did That Page Go?
We redesigned ChristopherAvery.com to support our Leadership Gift mission into the future. This new site launched April 7, 2011. I hope we kept what was most valuable to you. If not (or if so) please let me know -- use the comment section on this post or the contact form.

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Posted on 04/12/2011 05:53 pm | 2 Comments
 
Giveaway Winners
Congratulations to these winners of the Scrum Pocket Guide giveaway...

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Posted on 02/28/2011 03:10 pm | 1 Comment
 
Poem: Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
A friend from Prague sent this poem recently. I'd seen it before. He said it reminds him of the Responsibility Process. And for me it illuminates the emotional side of learning and change. AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS from There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery by Portia Nelson I I walk down the street. There is...

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Posted on 10/28/2010 02:54 pm | No Comments
 
Sunset in the Texas Hill Country
Take a brief break from reading about teams and leadership to enjoy the view from my back porch in Comfort on Friday evening. Click on the image to expand it even more. Join me in Comfort for Global Educator's Academy November 9-11 and maybe we'll see another sunset just like this at the closing barbecue.

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Posted on 09/04/2010 02:05 pm | 2 Comments
 
Returning to Ashtabula Ohio to Be Honored and to Speak
If you have known me a long time -- I mean a really long time. I mean like back to the 1970's long time. Then this might interest you. I've been asked by Kent State University Ashtabula, a regional campus of the Kent State University system, to attend commencement exercises on May 14, 2010, be honored as the former student...

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Posted on 03/24/2010 09:31 am | No Comments
 
 
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