Much of what you know about leadership and personal responsibility is about to be disrupted
The Responsibility Process™, derived from field studies, shows how all people mentally process thoughts about avoiding or taking responsibility. It is the core of the Leadership Gift.
Awareness of the Responsibility Process provides a framework for learning by individuals, teams, and organizations. It is the first how-to model for taking, teaching, and inspiring personal responsibility – the #1 principle of success in any endeavor.
No one thinks about personal responsibility when things go well
When something goes wrong large or small (for example, lost keys or a lost retirement account), the Responsibility Process kicks in. The mind offers Lay Blame as a reason. If you accept blame as a sufficient reason, then you will act on that blame. If you don't accept it, then your mind offers you an excuse (Justify). And so on. Thus taking personal responsibility is a step-wise process of refusing to act on a series of irresponsible thoughts that your mind offers up.
Unlocking and mastering the Responsibility Process
The Keys to Responsibility™, i.e., to unlocking and mastering responsibility, through daily practice are:
Use the form (top right) to download, print, and post a Responsibility Process poster where you will see it frequently. It will surprise you how seeing it supports you intention, your awareness, and even your ability to confront. Try it.