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The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power Paperback – September 16, 2016
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About the Author
Christopher Avery believes all effective leadership starts with self. In support of that belief, he works diligently to help people activate their innate leadership ability. His groundbreaking work on The Responsibility Process has changed attitudes, careers, and cultures.
Fortune magazine called Avery’s first book, Teamwork Is an Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done when Sharing Responsibility, the only book on teamwork you need to read. Dr. Avery hosts The Leadership Gift™ Program, a popular eLearning system for leaders and coaches worldwide who want to master responsibility.
As CEO of the leadership development firm Partnerwerks, Inc., Christopher trains and certifies others to license and deliver The Responsibility Process content. The Leadership Excellence Awards twice recognized The Responsibility Process as a top-five leadership development tool.
Christopher has a doctorate in organizational communication from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Amy.
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I've been waiting for Christopher Avery to write this book ever since I learned about The Responsibility Process through my Agile software development education and journey. To me, the heart of the book is in the "Catch Yourself Sooner" game, and in the reminder that we need to forgive ourselves for being human and having the process triggered when we meet an "upset". The ideas in this book will most likely resonate with everyone who reads it. The advice is actionable and easy to understand. Practicing the advice, on the other hand will probably take a lot of introspection and habit changes. Stepping into the belief that we are free, powerful and at choice can seem daunting, but this book will show you how it might be possible for you to get there through self-awareness, practice, self-forgiveness and discipline.
This book has inspired the following personal statement: "I choose to live and lead with power. I know I am human, and I will find myself in states of Obligation, Shame, Justify, and Lay Blame. When I do, I will forgive myself, review what I want and what choices I can make, and then move to a state of Responsibility."
Thank you, Christopher, for taking the time and choosing to write The Responsibility Process.
This book is actually unlocking the possibility to help other taking more ownership and really dig deeper to find personal fulfillment which ultimately help our world a better place to live.
I have discovered different freedom, power, and choices from this book.
I've tried to apply it since then.
My company Catalysts has grown from around 30 in 2012 to 200 in 2016.
Catalysts has been voted on Kununu best employer in Austria now for 4 years.
So I'm a believer and practitioner.
I'm glad I was quick to get a copy in my hands.
I'm glad I decided to read it cover to cover.
Why? Because I've learnt so much from reading the book.
I've written up my 11 page summary - check it out and add your comments to the shared Google document
( bit.ly/AveryBook )
There's a huge difference between being a responsible person (by society standards) and taking 100% Responsibility (in the sense of this book).
Responsibility is about what we think and do when things go wrong. And things do go wrong. So prepare yourself and unlock your natural ability to live and lead with power.
Change: Demonstrate the desired behavior. Forgive: Forgive yourself for being human and not changing faster.Vow: Vow to catch yourself sooner next time. I'm definitely a fan of step-by-step approaches (it's a pattern!). That's what I like and what you will like about this book. Christopher has the academic chops to talk about leadership and change but he also has the hard-won experience and teaching talent that make it all real for the rest of us. You're gonna start using this vocabulary and approach and love it as much as I do. We will all become as Christopher recommends: students of The Responsibility Process for the rest of our lives. Enjoy!
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I'm addict reading it! A reference book for the years to come on the journey to 100% Responsibility.