The Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable... about Solv Ing the Most Painful Problem in Business : A Leadership Fable - About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business, Hardback

The Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable... about Solv Ing the Most Painful Problem in Business : A Leadership Fable - About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business Hardback

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Casey McDaniel had never been so nervous in his life.

In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever be known, would begin.

Casey had every reason to believe that his performance over the next two hours would determine the fate of his career, his financial future, and the company he had built from scratch. 'How could my life have unravelled so quickly?' he wondered.

In his latest page-turning work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with another powerful and thought-provoking book, this one centred around a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary.Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in the midst of a problem he created, but one he doesn't know how to solve. And he doesn't know where or who to turn to for advice.

His staff can't help him; they're as dumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings.

Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey's world.

When he proposes an unconventional, even radical, approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperate enough to listen. As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. "Death by Meeting" is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Business & management
  • ISBN: 9780787968052



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Bad meetings can be brutal. Lencioni has some ideas on how to make them better.

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Great Book - really fresh concepts on how to bring your meeting alive and create an atmosphere people are anxious to come to - in fact one they don't want to miss. Mr. Lencioni has some very fresh ideas on an oft ignored topic that plagues us all almost everday...

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A masterly crafted story, Death by Meeting challenges leaders to make meetings matter – to release the drama, tension, and debate that are innate in most workplace discussions, and yet subdued by pretense, office politics, and lack of unifying purpose. Lencioni calls teams to commit to the dramatization and contextualization of meetings. First, let discussion stir passion. Mine for conflict. Embrace disagreement. Secondly, one must understand the division of labor among meetings. Lencioni highlights four unique types of meetings: the daily check-in, the weekly tactical, the monthly strategic, and the quarterly off-site. Each meeting is focused, purposeful, and deliberate. Lencioni is clear and compelling. A