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Do People Around You Waste Valuable Time And Energy NOT Taking Ownership For Obvious and Important Problems? 

  • You strive to be efficient but lose a lot of time to resistance and defensiveness around you
  • You want to improve productivity but keep rehashing old issues
  • You try to introduce change but banging your head on the wall hurts

In one fun action-packed day DISCOVER HOW TO Lead and Coach People to Take Responsibility and Demonstrate Ownership while dramatically reducing cost and time-to-deliver and increasing productivity and sanity.

Applied research over the last twenty-five years on the front lines of leadership about how personal responsibility works in the mind (how we avoid it and take it) now makes it possible for coaches and leaders to understand and teach the mental processes, language, and keys to personal responsibility.

Doing so inspires those around you to demonstrate far greater ownership behavior as individuals, and in teams and enterprises. You will add more value as your team or clients take ownership; practice self-leadership; and learn, correct, and improve more easily, directly, and quickly.

“Over the last year 350 people in 9 countries have become way more productive than we ever imagined they could be. Our agile processes are successful primarily because everyone takes ownership by understanding and practicing the Responsibility Process. Today we produce twice the software with half the headcount.”
-Judith Mills, Vice President Product Eng. Ops., CDC Software, Atlanta, Georgia 

“This can change your life.” 
-Sergey Dmitriev, Executive Agile Coach, Oslo, Norway 

“The Responsibility Process in general and this session in particular is one of the most valuable educuational experiences of my career.”
-Brian Hemker, Agile Coach, Columbus, OH 

“Life changing experience in all domains! A must for all that have the intention to improve themselves.”
-Jurgen De Smet, Agileminds, Belgium 

Walk away with these outcomes from this time- and energy-saving workshop

You will:

  • Leave with tools, activities, and exercises you can use to continually improve your ability to take and teach ownership behavior
  • Learn what to do about the fact that accountability does not equal responsibility
  • Internalize how personal responsibility and ownership is the first principle for success in any pursuit
  • Nail down why and how people avoid ownership, and why and how people take it
  • Experience, play with, and validate your mind’s internal Responsibility Process
  • Apply the 3 Keys to Responsibility for gaining mastery over your life
  • Learn how to invite and allow others to try on these lessons — what is required and where the pitfalls lie
  • Get breakthrough insights about why giving advice is the weakest tool available to you – and what you can do that’s more effective
  • Evaluate and choose the basic tools to support your success practicing and teaching ownership behavior
  • Address your important topcs and interests that intersect with this life- and career-changing content

Ultimately, you’ll get a handle on exactly how to gain that elusive self-empowerment you may be longing for.  You’ll find a practical path to authenticity without feeling pressured to do things that don’t feel right. Finally, you’ll be able to introduce sanity where insanity normally prevails.

Not your typical workshop

This is hands-on. Work directly with the Responsibility Process and the Keys to Responsibility to practice leadership and coaching tools Christopher and his Leadership Gift students apply with their teams and clients.

“This workshop will help you understand why you and people around you respond to problems the way they do. It will make it easier for you to challenge your own reactions and grow on a personal level. It will also make it easier for you to accept the way people around you respond. This model helps you to talk about your reactions and gives you an easy frame of reference that you can use to improve yourself and attain a higher level of personal freedom. It has become a key element of my path towards personal freedom and growth.” 
-Erik Talboom, Agileminds, Belgium

“Christopher delivers outstanding, relevant, thought-provoking and timely information that will get you thinking differently about how to improve upon all aspects of your life!”
-Cyndi McAlpine, Project Manager, Switchbox, Inc., Columbus, OH

You should really go to this, it can change your whole outlook on things. 
-Junilu Lacar, Technical Leader, Cisco  

Register Early and Save – Space is Limited, Events Often Fill Quickly

This workshop ranked in the top 1% of 300 Agile2011 conference workshops (and the best news is that you don’t have to be practicing agile software development to benefit — this applies across levels, roles, and industries).  Agile Austin members use discount code “AgileAustin” for 10% off.

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About the Speaker

Christopher Avery is a sought-after, international speaker, author, and business advisor on responsible leadership, teamwork, and change for companies like GAP, Wells Fargo, and Ebay. Known for his cutting-edge work to demystify and then develop practical team leadership skills for engineers and other technical professionals, Christopher wrote 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.

As the visionary force behind the worldwide Leadership Gift 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.

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.

For additional information visit Christopher Avery’s website or you may contact James Walley at