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Responsibility (as part of the Responsibility Process)

Sometimes in a coaching session I would draw a horizontal line and ask: in this situation, are you leading “above the line” or “under the line”? Are you truly leading, creating, forming or are you in the passive state of a victim of others, the system, yourself and your own thoughts of constraints? Somewhere I…

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Obligation (as part of the Responsibility Process)

My standard example for obligation is the boring department meeting, that we have to attend once a month, so boring and such waste of time! That’s what we think and still – we go there. Interesting and sadly, or not so interesting and even more sadly, each and every time when I tell about this example, my…

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Quit (as part of the Responsibility Process)

One option for a consequence for taking responsibility might be quitting. And quitting is not just quitting your job, it could be any way of you leaving this topic: “Just do it without me.” “Don’t bother me with this topic.” “I am out.” But is it really a responsible decision to leave others handle the…

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Shame (as part of the Responsibility Process)

… and it’s always me… I just can’t do it… never could… never will… After we stop lashing out on others for the responsibility, we project the failure and mistake on ourselves – and make ourselves again the victim of unchangeable conditions of the outside world.  Opposite to the steps before (denial, lay blame and…

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Justify (as part of the Responsibility Process)

Justify – there is always a Good Reason! That’s how we grew up – explaining what happened. Making sure that it is not our fault and also not telling on the neighbors kid. So… blame it to some unspecified external root cause, justify your specific follow-up behavior and – in one swoop – you are…

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Lay Blame (as part of the Responsibility Process)

In the moment of taking responsibility (or not) finding someone else to lay the blame on is easy and we do it all the time… at least in my experience and I guess I am not the only one. “I achieve my part of the Sprint Goal, but Paul did not.” “We couldn’t deliver because the other…

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Denial (as part of the Responsibility Process)

Beginner’s Thoughts about the Responsibility Process: Denial I just started the Responsibility Process Immersion program. Well, I didn’t totally start with the Responsibility Process, as I got introduced to it at the Scrum Gathering in 2016 when attending Christopher Avery’s talk and -in the aftermath- reading the corresponding book. This summer I decided to go…

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