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Trainer & facilitator programmes

We help leaders and engaged team members at every level to gain fluency in the language of outcomes – developing and pursuing strategies together, innovating and adapting as the organisation learns to renew and transform itself. More...

About Agendashift™

We keep asking this simple but radical question:

What if we put agreement on outcomes before solutions?

Emphasising authentic agreement and meaningful outcomes – needs met, happy endings to stories, the world changed meaningfully for someone – that question is the foundation for a fresh approach to change, transformation, strategy, and leadership.

In the vanguard of a new category, the engagement model

You can’t upgrade your organisation like you’re upgrading your email server! Traditional change management’s track record on cultural and other adaptive challenges is so disastrous that it’s time to carve out a new category.

If any of those jobs are yours too, you’d want an approach that encourages engagement, not destroys it! Agendashift puts authentic agreement on outcomes before solutions, a simple but radical change in perspective with profound implications.

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Outcomes all the way down, outcome-oriented

Agendashift deals coherently, humanely, and strategically with outcomes – everything from the most aspirational of goals to the impact of the smallest experiment. These outcomes are agreed through participation, the right people in the room agreeing authentically on outcomes relevant and meaningful to them, articulating them in their own words, organising them into strategy.

Approached this way, outcomes give direction, they give people something to organise around, they provide measures of success, and they give focus to innovation. Putting them first creates the space for solutions to emerge from the people closest to the problem.

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Mission: growing wholehearted and Deliberately Adaptive organisations

Helping organisations grow in wholeheartedness – to become less at war with themselves, their obstacles, imbalances, and contradictions identified and owned, value and meaning created through authentic engagement.

And removing what stands in the way of becoming a Deliberately Adaptive Organisation, business agility at every scale:

More: Wholehearted | deliberately-adaptive.org

What Agendashift provides


The framework comprises:

We make a point of celebrating our models, sources, and inspirations. We’re working at the exciting intersection of strategy, organisation development, and (Lean-Agile) delivery – helping each other grow in scope and capability, raising our game individually and collectively.

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Toolkit, resources, books

A toolkit of workshop materials, models, practices, templates, assessments, etc – many of our tools open source and available for download via our resources page, popular with coaches, consultants, facilitators, and trainers around the world.

Other supporting material, not least the books:

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Our products and services

  • For transforming organisations and their leaders, Leading with Outcomes (academy.agendashift.com):
    • Self-paced and instructor-led training and workshops for leaders at every level
    • Subscription plans for individuals and businesses
  • For expert practitioners, Leading with Outcomes: Authorised Facilitator and Trainer Programmes (academy.agendashift.com):
    • Access to certifiable training materials
    • Integrated workshop materials
    • Our unique assessment tools
  • Through our partner network and directly: consulting, coaching, and facilitation services

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About us

Agendashift™ is brought to you by Agendashift Ltd (formerly Positive Incline Ltd), UK-based specialists in leadership, engagement, strategy, and change. Founder Mike Burrows came to prominence in the Lean-Agile community as the originator of Kanban’s values model, out of which came his first book, Kanban from the Inside (2014). His more recent books Agendashift (2nd edition 2021) and Right to Left (2019, audiobook 2020) bring a resolutely needs-based and outcome-oriented perspective to change, transformation, and the Lean-Agile landscape as a whole, contributing meanwhile a number of popular tools, games, and other resources. He works as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer, and as a keynote speaker at events public and private around the world.

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