ABOUT DANIEL MEZICK
Coaching executives and teams in Agile since 2006, Daniel Mezick leads Improving Agility. Daniel has guided dozens of organizations in the art and science of Agile improvement. An author and co-author of three books on organization change, Daniel is a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences and events.
Daniel Mezick is the originator of OpenSpace Agility, an engagement model for enabling authentic and lasting organizational improvement. He is also an Advisory Board member and co-Founder of The Open Leadership Network, a certification body and community of practice dedicated to implementing Open patterns and practices inside business enterprises worldwide.
(NOTE: You can examine some executive testimonial videos about Daniel and OpenSpace Agility here. To obtain a more detailed & conference-ready bio, scroll down)
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Daniel’s books on organizational change include:
2012: The Culture Game describes 16 high-functioning patterns of group interaction. The data upon which this book is based is harvested from over 12,000 hours of direct experience working with and observing high-performing teams worldwide. If your team uses any 3 of these 16 proven patterns at the same time, your results improve. The book describes in detail how your meetings are your a key point of leverage for creating real improvement. The tutorial and reference guide includes step-by-step instructions for socializing these ideas across your organization in service to genuine and lasting change. (Amazon link)
2015: The OpenSpace Agility Handbook introduces the concept of Enterprise Engagement Models. This book expands Chapter 21 of the The Culture Game book and introduces a proven and enterprise-scalable engagement model for digital transformation, based on a versatile all-hands meeting format know as Open Space Technology. OpenSpace Agility immediately improves the results you are getting with your Agile and digital transformation efforts. This is the book that alerted the entire Agile world to the fact that sustained change begins with sustaineing employee engagement. This step-by-step handbook shows how, and introduces the all-hands Open Space meeting format as a key tool for getting real results with enterprise-wide digital transformations. (Amazon link)
2018: INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change™ in The New World of Work introduces the leadership tools of invitation-based change, leadership invitations and more. Upon publication, Inviting Leadership reached #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in the Organizational Learning category.
Developed over an 8-year period consulting to dozens of executive leaders and their organizations worldwide, INVITING LEADERSHIP describes exactly how to create the conditions for real success with agile and digital transformation across your enterprise. (Amazon link)
Daniel teaches courses based on these books.
The Open Leadership Network
I helped form the Open Leadership Network. The OLN is a membership organization that offers conferences and ongoing education in Open patterns and practices. The mission of the OLN is to advance the worldwide adoption of Open Patterns and Practices so that organizations and the people in them can thrive. You can learn more here.
Upcoming Courses from Daniel Mezick
You can examine Daniel’s current course schedule here.
Conferences & Podcast Speaking
I’ve keynoted dozens of Agile and Org-Dev conferences over the past 5 years. You can get a sense of my work, ideas, expertise, experience, and style via these links:
- Invited Guest, Jim Rutt Show Episode 41: THE AGILE ORGANIZATION
- Invited Guest, Jim Rutt Show Podcast Episode 151: RITUAL AND HIERARCHY
- Invited Guest, Agile Uprising Podcast
- Invited Guest, Frug’Agile Podcast
- Invited Guest, Agile Atelier Podcast
- Invited Guest, Future of Work Scotland Meetup (video link here)
Contact me by email if you want to invite me to participate in your event.
For Conference & Event Organizers: Here is a fuller and more complete bio:
Coaching executives and teams since 2006, DANIEL MEZICK is the originator of OpenSpace Agility and an author of three books on organizational change. He is a Founder and Advisory Board member at the Open Leadership Network, a community and certification body focused on the spread of Invitation-Based Change™ through the use of Open patterns and practices.
A frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences, Daniel’s list of clients include Capital One, INTUIT, Adobe, CIGNA, Pitney Bowes, SIEMENS Healthcare, Harvard, and dozens of smaller enterprises.
Daniel’s books include The Culture Game (published in 2012), The OpenSpace Agility Handbook (published in 2015), and Inviting Leadership: Invitation-Based Change™ in the New World of Work (published in 2018).
Upon publication, Inviting Leadership reached #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in the Organizational Learning category.
Daniel’s enterprise consulting practice is built upon the core concepts found inside these books. He conducts workshops based on these books, and also offers enterprise Agile coaching, Agile training programs for teams, and management consulting. You can learn more and contact him here.