Demonstrating Responsibility: The Mark of Self-Leadership


December 8


06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

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DC Lean + Agile

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Demonstrating Responsibility: The Mark of Self-Leadership

About This Talk:

Are your agile efforts missing something, but you can’t put your finger on it? Perhaps The Responsibility Process can help.

No business sector enjoys wider adoption of The Responsibility Process (described below) than the Agile/Lean/Scrum/Kanban/XP communities.


It’s a great fit. The Responsibility Process is a potent and organic self-leadership tool for taking ownership and claiming the freedom, choice, and power that comes along with it. It’s a brilliant shared language for ownership and non-ownership, as well as an elegant core organizing (i.e., sense-making) tool.

Each of these whys speaks directly to core values and principles of agile.

Many agile leaders and coaches find The Responsibility Process priceless in their own agility, and in building agile teams, leaders, and cultures. Speaking about The Responsibility Process, an agile leadership development client wrote: “I am very impressed with its depth, power, and subtlety.”

However, for many agile leaders and coaches, it isn’t clear at all what The Responsibility Process offers them. This talk will make more explicit connections between agility and The Responsibility Process, and what you can do about it.

About Our Speaker:

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.

His work, Teamwork Is An Individual Skill (, inspires those who want 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.

Christopher is the host of The Leadership Gift Program and its worldwide community of leaders and coaches who are mastering responsibility and reaping lifelong benefits.

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