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How agile leaders improve results with The Responsibility Process
  This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse.   Are your agile efforts missing something, but you can't put your finger on it? Perhaps The Responsibility Process can help. No business sector enjoys wider adoption of The Responsibility Process (described below) than the (more…)

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Posted on 03/12/2017 12:15 am | 1 Comment
 
How I Practice Responsibility
  Among the most important things I've learned is this: The Responsibility Process works only when self-applied. (If you have heard this before, and I hope you have, it is always worth revisiting.) What this means is that knowledge about The Responsibility Process doesn't  (more…)

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Posted on 02/16/2017 01:00 am | 1 Comment
 
“What Do I Want?” Not “What Should I Do?”
Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery.   Consider this. If you are like most people, you have learned to respond to many upsets with “What should I do?!” Check these examples: “I just got called to our manager’s office. That’s never happened before. What should I do?” “The electricity is off. What (more…)

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Posted on 02/11/2017 01:30 am | No Comments
 
Every Upset Is an Opportunity to Learn
  Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery.   Upsets tick us off. It is hard to read “every upset is an opportunity to learn” and think oh joy. So ponder this a little more. Upsets trigger The Responsibility Process. If you have dedicated yourself to (more…)

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Posted on 01/28/2017 01:35 am | No Comments
 
The Responsibility Process Works Only When Self-Applied
Excerpted from The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery.   It is a thousand times easier to see The Responsibility Process at work in others than in ourselves. Remember this. It is one of the most important principles for practicing responsibility. Most people, when introduced to The Responsibility Process, start applying it to others in their life and focusing on how...

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Posted on 12/17/2016 08:06 am | No 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
 
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 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
 
 
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