“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

Winston Churchill

Don’t you wish everyone around you would take responsibility for their actions and results?

It would be a better world. Our relationships would be stronger. Our teams would achieve more. Many people agree that taking responsibility is the first principle of success. But until now, experts couldn’t tell you how to take responsibility — only that you should.

A Responsibility practice helps you confront:

Being stuck

Persistent, pesky problems

Underperforming organizations

Leadership performance

Relationship issues

Low performing teams

Poor personal choices

Feeling powerless and undervalued

But HOW does a person take responsibility? Is it a character trait, or can it be learned? What’s the difference between responsibility and accountability? How do we know where the line should be between human beings? Is it a practice we can learn to develop?

Yes! And there’s one place to start that is in your control:
Honing your ability to respond resourcefully in any circumstances.

Developing a robust personal practice of Responsibility is the single most important thing you can do to improve:

  • Your quality of life and personal satisfaction
  • Your results and impact in the world
  • Your relationships with others
  • Your ability to effectively lead others — regardless of your current role or position
 

How Responsibility Works

Every human being initially reacts to anything going wrong with one of six distinct mental coping states. When we’re upset—facing a problem—our minds start a rapid search for cause and effect.

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These coping states are active in all of us, several times a day

We can’t skip these mental coping states, but we can learn to move more rapidly, reliably through them to reach the resourceful, powerful state of Responsibility.

Responsibility is where we can think clearly, make clear, empowered choices and create solutions that produce the life and results we seek.

The Responsibility Process explains how we get stuck, and offers us a way to move forward. It’s a innate process, not a character trait. We can learn to recognize where we are in the process, and work our way up to Responsibility.

It sounds simple, and it is fairly straightforward. But it is not easy, and it takes practice.
 
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Responsibility Mastery Community

People all over the world are working hard — together — to master Responsibility. Several people teach the method in workshops or as part of their leadership rhythms, and thousands practice as part of our worldwide community.

It’s so much easier to make progress together! 

I’ve grappled with downward spirals of self-doubt and self-criticism from my really harsh inner critic, but had never felt as empowered to overcome these feelings like I did when hearing your message.

Mark Biro, COHAA
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Christopher gave a course at IBM in 1995. It changed my life, and I am eternally grateful. I even downloaded The Responsibility Process poster for my daughter!

Dale Legband, Director of Data Science

I catch myself every day a few times now justifying or blaming or feeling obliged to do something. And it works! Next day, I catch myself sooner and feel lighter and in control, owning the situation earlier than before... As an Agile Coach, [The Responsibility Process] will be very helpful to my future approaches of getting people on board in change & transition journeys.

Jorg, Goodreads

I could not figure out how to be responsible and still do what I wanted to do instead of doing the things I am obligated to do. I now recognize that I have the choice, the freedom and the power to practice the responsibility process where my actions align with who I am and what I stand for. It's liberating!

Kimchi Chow
Creator/Producer, Asian Women of Power Podcast

The Responsibility Process served me well during a very rocky few months. Finding Responsibility (and Taking Wins) was a daily effort, but well worth it as a way to keep sane and use my 'whole brain' in solving the daily challenges and roadblocks of the job hunt. As I start my new job, I can use the Responsibility Process to build relationships quickly and contribute early. I'm looking forward to it!

Stephen Younge, Colorado-based Agilist
 
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Workshops & Consulting

We offer transformative consulting and powerfully effective in-person workshops designed to help people around the world understand, teach and master The Responsibility Process®.

Christopher Avery and his team of master coaches and professional teams can transform your organization and results with The Responsibility Process. Get started today!

  • Corporate & Public Workshops + Trainer Certification
  • Leadership Development & Culture Shaping
  • Support for Agile Transitions
 

Books by Christopher Avery, PhD

Christopher’s books are used throughout the world as required reading in corporations, enterprises and in universities.

The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to LIVE and LEAD with POWER

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FREEDOM, POWER, and CHOICE 

Leadership is innate. The Responsibility Process proves it.  

The Responsibility Process is a natural mental pattern that helps you process thoughts about taking or avoiding responsibility. How you navigate it determines whether you are leading toward meaningful results or just marking time. This book gives you precision tools, practices, and leadership truths to navigate The Responsibility Process and lead yourself and others to freedom, power, and choice.

Teamwork is an Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility

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Do you share responsibility with others to get work done but don’t have authority over them — yet their performance reflects on your performance?

Do you want to be a more successful team leader or member?

Do you want to feel more satisfied in your teams?

Then read Christopher Avery’s Teamwork Is An Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility. In it he shares what really builds teams – the same strategies Christopher teaches to the leaders and teams he coaches.

Choose Your Path to Responsibility

Rapid Transformation: Immersion

Are you ready and able to commit to your Responsibility journey? We’ve developed a streamlined 20-week course that includes:

  • 8 Core Module sessions where Dr. Christopher Avery and the Mastery Faculty guide you interactively (online) through the 8 Core Modules
  • A supportive, dedicated community that’s working to develop a Mastery practice just like you.
  • One private, 1:1 coaching session with Christopher Avery, PhD.

And much more! There is no better time than NOW to commit to your Responsibility practice. We are ready to support you

Self-Guided Study (DIY)

We want everyone in the world to benefit from the amazing transformative power of The Responsibility Process. We offer plenty of information to get you started in your own practice:

  • Two books by Christopher Avery available in multiple formats 
  • Videos of Christopher Avery and others teaching about Responsibility
  • Subscribe to receive free, valuable resources straight to your inbox.

We’re continually developing and releasing new material, programs, workshops and offers. Don’t miss out!

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