Inviting Leadership

When:  September 26, 2018  6:30 - 8:30 PM Est

Where:  131 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington MA 01803


INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change™ in the New World of Work.

Rapidly accelerating change, driven by technology, is disrupting the world of work and redefining the game of leadership. Slow-moving, top-down, "command and control" leadership styles are less and less effective with each passing day.

This is especially true with respect to enterprise-wide Agile and digital transformation efforts!

The successful I.T. and business leaders of today sense this. They know employee engagement is essential to Agile transformation success. And they are finding ways to engage the entire workforce. They are focusing the whole enterprise on higher performance.

These leaders are pivoting from delegation to invitation.

The forthcoming book INVITING LEADERSHIP is your tutorial and reference guide for implementing Invitation-Based Change™ in the new world of work.

In this session, we introduce you to this whole idea, and provide you with step-by-step actions, from the book, that you can use tomorrow to improve the results you are getting with your Agile transformation work.

You exit this session with safe and practical leadership tools you can actually use.

This session is especially appropriate for I.T. and business executives who want much higher ROI on the “Agile transformation” investments they are making.

This session shows you how to lead with authentic invitations to engage your workforce and generate the positive business outcomes that emerge from self-managed teams. INVITING LEADERSHIP shows you how to do more with less.

This session is appropriate for:

  • Executives who are beginning to question the ROI of that expensive “Agile transformation” in your company
  • Coaches who want to provide the best possible guidance to executive sponsors
  • T. leaders who want to know how to do much more with much less
  • Executives who want to reduce their consulting spend by as much as 70% next year

With the step-by-step guidance found in this session, you will learn how to safely and pragmatically transform your leadership style, and maximize your results:

  • Greatly increase employee engagement
  • Improve overall business efficiency with self-managed teams
  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Achieve higher scores in every business outcome you are measuring
  • Help your entire organization become more competitive and adaptive
  • Scale these business outcomes across the entire enterprise

Everyone exits this session with the new learning, a detailed white paper and some sample pre-release chapters from the forthcoming book INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change™ in the New World of Work from Daniel Mezick and Mark Sheffield.





6:30  Agile Introductory Topic
7:00  Food & Fun
7:25  Keynote by Daniel Mezick
8:25  Final Q &A and announcements
8:30  Done!



DANIEL MEZICK has been coaching executives and teams since 2006, and is an expert on extending adaptive Agile culture beyond software. His books and workshops teach you how. A  frequent speaker at industry conferences, Daniel’s list of clients include Capital One, INTUIT, Adobe, CIGNA, Pitney Bowes, SIEMENS Healthcare, Harvard University, and dozens of smaller enterprises. His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012.  THE CULTURE GAME described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. In 2014 Daniel built upon THE CULTURE GAME patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agility method. OpenSpace Agility is a flexible template and engagement model for enabling lasting change in your organization. Daniel is the primary author of the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK . Daniel’s enterprise consulting practice is built upon the core concepts found inside these books.  You can learn more and contact him at