CEO of Partnerwerks, Inc.
You might agree that taking personal responsibility is the first principle of success, but until now, experts could not tell you how to take responsibility – only that you should be responsible.
That’s not enough and not very helpful.
Christopher Avery has studied responsibility within organizations – what it is, what it isn’t, and how high performing individuals, teams, and business cultures leverage responsibility to create impact. The output of his research, his work, and his passion is The Responsibility Process, the first how-to approach for taking and teaching personal responsibility, something that he shares with audiences all around the world.
Christopher appreciates, and shares with audience, that how we choose to experience responsibility is a moment-to-moment personal choice and not about title, tenure, or position. These rich discoveries are changing how people live more fulfilling lives, how leaders lead, how teams get built, and how coaches and parents teach and inspire personal responsibility.
Christopher uses the real-life experiences of his audience to highlight the importance of personal responsibility and to provide practical suggestions and ideas that listeners can put into immediate use, and with immediate effect.
His fusion of real-life stories and his conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level.
Christopher has inspired and entertained audiences at hundreds of events around the world, keynoting important conferences with inspiring lessons about leadership, responsibility, and creating sustainable changes inside organizations. His successes include: GAP, Wells Fargo, DTE, Rally Software and Ebay, to name a few.
He’s a dynamic, entertaining and memorable speaker. He’s also the author of The Responsibility Process and the popular classic Teamwork Is An Individual Skill for everyone who is fed up with working in bad teams. Fortune magazine called Teamwork the only book on teamwork you need to read. He co-authored the Declaration of Interdependence and co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network dedicated to connecting, developing, and supporting great project leaders. 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.
Christopher is also the President and CEO of Partnerwerks, Inc., the company he co-founded in 1991 and which shares best practices for collaborating under competitive conditions. Partnerwerks collaborates with premier companies around the world. As the visionary force behind The Leadership Gift™ worldwide 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.