Christopher Avery, The Responsibility Process® Guy

You might agree that taking personal responsibility is the first principle of success, but until now, experts could not tell you how to take responsibility - only that you should be responsible. That’s not enough and not very helpful. Christopher Avery has studied responsibility within organizations - what it is, what it isn’t, and how high performing individuals, teams, and business cultures leverage responsibility to create impact. The output of his research, his work, and his passion is the first how-to approach for taking and teaching personal responsibility, something that he has shared with audiences all around the world. Christopher appreciates, and shares with audience, that how we choose to experience responsibility is a moment-to-moment personal choice and not about title, tenure, or position. These rich discoveries are changing how people live more fulfilling lives, how leaders lead, how teams get built, and how coaches and parents teach and inspire personal responsibility. Christopher uses the real-life experiences of his audience to highlight the importance of personal responsibility and to provide practical suggestions and ideas that listeners can put into immediate use, and with immediate effect. His fusion of real-life stories and his conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level. Christopher has inspired and entertained audiences at hundreds of events around the world, keynoting important conferences with inspiring lessons about leadership, responsibility, and creating sustainable changes inside organizations. His successes include: GAP, Wells Fargo, DTE, Rally Software and Ebay, to name a few. He’s a dynamic, entertaining, and memorable speaker. He’s also the author of the the popular classic “Teamwork Is An Individual Skill” for everyone who is fed up with working in bad teams. Fortune magazine called it the only book on teamwork you need to read. He co-authored the Declaration of Interdependence and co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network dedicated to connecting, developing, and supporting great project leaders. Christopher earned his Doctorate in Communication of Technology from The University of Texas at Austin where he occasionally lectures. He is a Visiting Scholar at Capella University. As the visionary force behind The Leadership Gift™ worldwide community, Christopher applies groundbreaking discoveries about personal responsibility and performance to support leaders intent on rapidly building highly reliable, agile, sustainable, and accelerating teams and cultures.


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4 Reviews
John Gordon SVP Technology, Fidelity National Information Services
the most important hour I’ve spent in months...

“Learning about The Responsibility Process™ from Christopher with my management team was the most important hour I’ve spent in months.”

September 2018

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Peter Jenkins JD President,
You were a hit!

“You were a hit! Without a question, we made the right choice in asking you to launch our national conference.”

September 2018

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Lynne Ellyn SVP & CIO, DTE Energy Corporation
That was terrific!

“That was terrific! My commitment to your approach is very strong. More importantly, my leadership is enthused.”

September 2018

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