Christopher Avery, Ph.D. "The Responsibility Process guy" is an award-winning developer of leaders and a reformed management consultant. After a decade helping corporations help smart, ambitious professionals find ways to cope with lives they don't want and think they can't change, Christopher realized coping skills are overrated. A better skill is knowing how to apply your innate leadership ability to face and overcome any challenge.
Today he supports leaders and leadership teams in generating newfound freedom, choice, and power for themselves and others. How? By advancing the world's first proven how-to approach for understanding, teaching, and taking personal responsibility—The Responsibility Process.
A speaker with style and substance, Christopher's message is popular with audiences interested in agile change, more leadership (not more leaders), and results that matter. He authored the popular classic Teamwork Is An Individual Skill for everyone who wants to be done with bad teams.
His new book The Responsibility Process offers practices gleaned from twenty-five years of applied research on responsibility-taking and leadership. He's the host of the multi-award-wining The Leadership Gift Program and its worldwide community of leaders and coaches who are mastering responsibility and producing results that matter.
Christopher is the CEO of Partnerwerks, Inc., the leadership development firm. Wondering why so many smart people spend unhappy lives at work, he left a perfectly good job in his mid-twenties to return to school and earn a Ph.D. in organization science from the University of Texas at Austin.