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100. Taking Responsibility and Creating a Life You Desire

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Culture of Leadership
100. Taking Responsibility and Creating a Life You Desire



The Culture of Leadership podcast has reached quite a milestone – our 100th episode!

Joining today’s episode 100 is Dr. Christopher Avery, Founder and CEO of The Responsibility Company, one of the go-to organizations for executive leadership development and change management training. They have been in business for over 30 years. What makes them different is they teach their clients The Responsibility Process, a unique and thoroughly researched approach to teamwork and leadership, which they can use to lead themselves and others to results that matter. The Responsibility Process has been used by leaders at top companies, including Microsoft, Whole Foods Market, Verizon, PayPal, eBay, and Wells Fargo.

Dr. Avery is the author of Teamwork Is An Individual Skill, which shows readers how to develop skills that will enable them to thrive in any team and under any circumstances, and The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power. 

You’ll hear what Dr. Avery means by “Capital R” responsibility is, how society actually rewards shame and obligation, how to confront your own brain (and others) as it goes through different levels of labeling, blame, shame etc., and how you can refuse to cooperate with your old coping mechanisms that trap you and make you feel like a victim.

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Discussion Points

  • What is responsibility and why is it so important?
  • What does “not taking responsibility” look like?
  • The mental states of: labeling, blame, justify, shame, obligation
  • Society rewards shame and obligation as “being responsible” – how can one counteract that?
  • Intention, awareness, and confront are the three keys to responsibility
  • Everyone gets stuck in different spots
  • Leaders should be responsible and take responsibility
  • Becoming a more confident leader – 
  • 3 Key Takeaways: 
    1. Confident leaders practice responsibility with the capital R
    2. Confident leaders develop their consciousness
    3. Confident leaders take ownership
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