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Christopher Avery


The Leadership Gift Master Teacher, Partnerwerks, Inc

Location: Pflugerville, TX



Certified ScrumMaster



Christopher supports leaders, coaches, teams, and organizing systems worldwide who want to master The Leadership Gift. The Leadership Gift is your ability to learn, practice, and master personal responsibility. When you master responsibility you master life.

He has been an applied organization and leadership scientist since 1985 pursuing fundamental solutions to persisting issues of performance and humanity at work. His clients include multinationals, small-business owners, public universities, governments, and private institutions.

Since keynoting XPAgileUniverse2004 Christopher has been a frequent speaker at agile conferences worldwide. He was a co-auther of the Declaration of Interdependence and co-founder of the Agile Leadership Network.

Christopher wrote the popular classic Teamwork Is an Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done when Sharing Responsibility for everyone who wants to be done serving on bad teams.

At the core of The Leadership Gift is The Responsibility Process. It is best thought of as a research-based framework for learning and growth. The Responsibility Process reveals quite starkly how the human mind processes thoughts about taking or avoiding responsibility. This is the first known how-to approach for understanding, taking and teaching personal responsibility, the first principle for success in any endeavor.

Many in the agile community believe that an agile mindset, agile leadership, and agile culture begin with personal and shared responsibility. Why? Such is required for healthy and effective self-organizing, empirical thinking, system thinking, collaboration, confronting challenging impediments, and a host of other tangibles and intangibles agilists look for in a healthy workplace system.




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