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.
FROM THE FOREWORD BY HENRY KIMSEY-HOUSE
"The Responsibility Process offers powerful coaching. Christopher doesn’t just define the problem and then leave you with it the way some books do. He provides abundant tools, practices, and wisdom for taking ownership, solving problems, and developing your consciousness as a leader. I know you will enjoy this book and live a better life for having read it."
—HENRY KIMSEY-HOUSE, co-founder & lead designer of CTI, co-author of Co-Active Coaching & Co-Active Leadership
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE RESPONSIBILITY PROCESS
"This is an important book. The discovery and development of The Responsibility Process is a contribution to the psychology of success and happiness."
—DEREK SIVERS, founder of CD Baby, author of Anything You Want
"This book changed how I talk about responsibility in my training courses and with my teen daughters. An ownership mindset is critical to business agility. Avery brilliantly dissects how ownership (or the lack of it) works in the mind and what to do about it to lead yourself and others to freedom, happiness, and results that matter."
—MIKE COHN, author of Succeeding with Agile
Introduction: A More Productive Way to Live and Lead
Part I. Personal Responsibility in Everyday Life
1. What is Personal Responsibility?
2. Responsibility != Accountability
Part II. Three Tools for Understanding and Practicing Responsibility
3. The Responsibility Process
4. The Three Keys to Responsibility
5. The Catch Sooner Game
Part III. Practicing and Mastering Responsibility
6. Lead Yourself First
7. Sharing Responsibility, Sharing Leadership
8. Developing Responsibility in Others
9. Leading the Organization of Choice
Conclusion: On the Road to Mastery