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WHY ARE SO MANY SMART PEOPLE UNHAPPY AT WORK?

Our work is rooted in the behavioral science framework — The Responsibility Process®. This powerful framework is the world’s first proven how-to approach for understanding, teaching, and taking personal responsibility. It helps us apply our innate leadership ability to face and overcome any challenge. Operating in freedom, power, and choice, we encourage and support those we lead to do likewise.

Christopher Avery, PhD

Christopher Avery, Ph.D.

CEO & FOUNDER OF THE RESPONSIBILITY COMPANY

When Christopher Avery was a management consultant, this was his driving question: Why are so many smart people unhappy at work?

25 years ago, Christopher realized that the most useful skills he was teaching his smart, ambitious, professional clients were coping skills. They needed coping skills because they were stuck in a suffocating culture that systematically disempowered and controlled them. An insidious control cycle kept well-meaning, high-performing leaders and key contributors at all levels from doing their best, taking risks, learning, and operating with freedom, power and choice for the organizations’ best interests.

His own career trajectory changed forever when Christopher began working with an emerging behavioral science framework — The Responsibility Process. This powerful framework is the world’s first proven how-to approach for understanding, teaching, and taking personal responsibility. It helps us apply our innate leadership ability to face and overcome any challenge. Operating in freedom, power, and choice, we encourage and support those we lead to do likewise.

Hundreds of organizations worldwide have discovered that The Responsibility Process is the most direct, effective method for establishing a high-functioning culture that can achieve personal, team and organizational transformation and retain talent. The worldwide community of leaders who work with Christopher to master The Responsibility Process are transforming teams and organizations all over the world.

A speaker with wisdom and charisma, Christopher is popular with audiences interested in agility, effective leadership (not more leaders), and results that benefit the organization and the employees.

His classic work, Teamwork Is An Individual Skill, inspires everyone who wants to be done with bad teams. His latest book, The Responsibility Process, offers practices gleaned from 25 years of applied research on responsibility-taking and leadership. He’s the host of The Leadership Gift Program and its worldwide community of leaders and coaches who are mastering responsibility and reaping lifelong benefits.

In his mid-twenties, Christopher left a perfectly good job to return to school and earn a Ph.D. in organizational science from the University of Texas at Austin. Today his company is one of the go-to sources for leadership development and change management training worldwide.

Bill McCarley

Responsibility Master & Websites Leader

The Responsibility Company is very fortunate to have Dr. Christopher Avery’s mentor on our team now as mentor to The Leadership Gift Program members and chief web developer. With every change and adaptation, Bill helps to ensure the quality, consistency and vitality of our message. He can be reached at bill@co-evolution.com

Sarah Lohman

Sara Lohman

Member Care / Administration

Sara coordinates The Leadership Gift Program from her home near Missoula, Montana USA. She is a stay-at-home mom with a background in office management who values her personal and professional relationships with members and customers. Membership management is her area of expertise. Those with questions or comments about their membership or related services may reach her at sara@responsibility.com

Beth Heffernan

Member Care / Accounting

Beth’s operational expertise helps The Responsibility Company run smoothly. She keeps systems (and money) flowing from her paradise on Whidbey Island, Washington state USA. Members and customers who have payment questions or related issues can reach Beth at beth@responsibility.com.

Elinor Slomba

Elinor Slomba

Responsibility Community Engager

Elinor leads public relations and social media for The Responsibility Company from her slice of heaven in New Haven, Connecticut USA. Members of the media (including press, bloggers, podcasters and others who publicize leadership content) or anyone wishing to preview the next release of our website, pitch a cross-promotion or other ideas for engaging the Responsibility Community can reach her at elinor@responsibility.com.

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