Christopher Avery talks about “Business Intuition and Unlocking the Ability to Lead” in this episode of the Intuitive Leadership Mastery Podcast, with host Michael Light.
“Dynamically you can’t just start stuff. You have to end stuff so that you have space to start stuff.” – Christopher Avery
Christopher Avery “The Responsibility Process guy” is 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.
A speaker with style and substance, Christopher’s message is popular with audiences interested in agility, more leadership (not more leaders), and results in 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 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.
Some of the topics mentioned in the episode are:
- The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power by Christopher Avery
- Does following your intuition lead to bad decisions
- A knowingness
- How to trust your intuition and your life alignment more vs a compromised life
- Listening to your intuition when it involves big money and you don’t know why you should take the action it suggests
- 9/11 mortgage intuition story
- How to get mental clarity and hear your business intuition more clearly
- Why a responsibility mindset vs victim mindset helps your business do better and hearing your intuition more
- How to shift from blame, shame and other lower stuck emotions to a place of responsible creation and joy
- The 3 keys to responsibility: intention, awareness and confront
- WWIT (What Would It Take), notice, TLC (To the Light, Connect) and other tools
- Why shifting the underlying anxiety is better than covering it up or coping
- Ways you can clear business blocks energetically rather than spending years running through the muck of 3D
- Sedona method
- Intention/ counter-intention creates a force field in the mind, status in your mind and biz
- How using Ho’opnopono helps your business run more easily, make more money and you have more joy
- Intention dying (people and businesses)
- We create, chose and attract our current business reality
- Stress is the unaddressed build up of intention/counter-intention
- Andrew Carnegie
- Think and Grow Rich
- Blame, Justify, Shame, Obligation, Responsibility or Quit
- Keys to responsibility
- Book: Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan
- “Delivering Happiness to Our Users. Your Happiness is My Happiness.” Eric Yuan CEO of Zoom
- When the “why” is big enough the “how” it will work itself out – Simon Sinek
- The Shift – movie by Wayne Dyer
Learn more about Christopher Avery at:
- Main site: ChristopherAvery.com
- The Leadership Gift Program: The.LeadershipGift.com
- Latest Book: The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power
Michael Light: Welcome back to the show. I’m here with Christopher Avery, and he is the author of The Responsibility Process, Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power. We’re going to be talk about that, but also on using intuition in your business. Chris is also host of the Leadership Gift Program. So, a lot of interesting things here. What we’re going to be talking about is does following your intuition lead to bad decisions? Some people seem to think that, and there is some research out there, but we’re going to talk about that in more detail. How to trust your intuition and your life alignment more. And listening to your intuition when it involves big money and you don’t have the clue why you should take the action it suggests. Chris has an amazing story about that.
Then we’re going to move on to how to get mental clarity and hear your business intuition more clearly. How you can shift from blame, shame, other low or stuck emotions to a place of responsible creation and joy. We’re going to look at shifting underlying anxiety and why that’s better than covering it up or coping. So, if you usually reach for your drug of choice or your addiction of choice instead of shifting it, this bit’s for you. We’re also going to look at how you can clear business blocks that are holding you back energetically rather than spending years running through the muck to get them clear.
Then, we’re also going to look at some interesting tools, how Chris has used Hoʻoponopono, which is a spiritual tool for clearing stuff. And how he’s used that to get his business to run more easily, make more money, and have more joy. Finally, we’re going to wrap up with intentional dying. We’ll try not to make that too depressing. Chris has an interesting-
Christopher A.: Or too real.
Michael Light: Yes.
Christopher A.: Or too real.
Michael Light: Yeah, and we’re going to apply that both to people and to businesses. Well, welcome Christopher.
Christopher A.: Thank you Michael. It’s a pleasure to be here.
Michael Light: Let’s start off, you mentioned when we talked earlier that some people think that following your intuition leads to bad decisions in their business or life, and they even had some research on that. So let’s talk about that.
Christopher A.: Sure. I was just recalling that it was a popular topic, maybe a couple of years ago, somebody published something that maybe suggests that maybe we shouldn’t … and they used terms like instinct, or trusting your gut, or things like that and showed that in some kind of study that people made worse decisions than if they were more “rational”. To me, it was just kind of humorous. I think you and I would agree that probably in that case someone wasn’t tapping into the truth, or tapping into their true intuition. I think it’s useful to understand our intuition better and try and see what it is telling us. Don’t you?
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