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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 unraveled 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 centered 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.

Review:

"Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same." Kris Hagerman, executive vice president, strategic operations, VERITAS Software Corporation

Review:

"Death by Meeting is about much more than meetings; it's about an entire management philosophy. I read a lot of books on management, and Lencioni's are among the very best. They form the basis for our approach at Silicon Valley Bank." Ken Wilcox, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

Review:

"Lencioni has done it again! Insightful. Practical. Ready-to-implement solutions. If you lead people, you can't afford to miss this book. It's an absolute must-read." Jim Mellado, president, Willow Creek Association

Review:

"We've put Pat's theories into practice and they work. Our meetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and the team's commitment to decisions is much greater." Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, VHA Inc.

Review:

"Meetings are such a critical element of effective organizational communication. Lencioni has provided a concise, entertaining, and inventive guide to improving meeting structure, participation, and results. Thumbs up for this insightful tale." Sandy Alderson, executive vice president of operations, Major League Baseball

Synopsis:

Best-selling author Patrick Lencioni's latest business fable takes on meetings — why we hate them, why we shouldn't, and how to make them great. Through fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions, Lencioni shows how to turn meetings from painful and tedious to productive, compelling, and even energizing. The story follows a failing executive whose job is on the line and his future dependent on his ability to dramatically improve his disastrous meetings. An irreverent grad student comes into the picture with fresh ideas and a new perspective to help the executive turn things around.

Synopsis:

Best-selling author Lencioni's latest business fable takes on meetings — why people hate them, why they shouldn't, and how to make them great. Through fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions, Lencioni shows how to turn meetings from painful and tedious to productive, compelling, and even energizing.

Synopsis:

A business fable combines fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions on how to render meetings productive and compelling, sharing the story of a failing executive whose job is dependent on his ability to improve meeting quality.

Synopsis:

PRAISE FOR PATRICK LENCIONI

"Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same."

—Kris Hagerman, executive vice president, strategic operations, VERITAS Software Corporation

"Death by Meeting is about much more than meetings; it's about an entire management philosophy. I read a lot of books on management, and Lencioni's are among the very best. They form the basis for our approach at Silicon Valley Bank."

–Ken Wilcox, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

"Lencioni has done it again! Insightful. Practical. Ready-to-implement solutions. If you lead people, you can’t afford to miss this book. It’s an absolute must-read."

–Jim Mellado, president, Willow Creek Association

"We've put Pat's theories into practice and they work. Our meetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and the team’s commitment to decisions is much greater."

–Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, VHA Inc.

"Meetings are such a critical element of effective organizational communication. Lencioni has provided a concise, entertaining, and inventive guide to improving meeting structure, participation, and results. Thumbs up for this insightful tale."

–Sandy Alderson, executive vice president of operations, Major League Baseball

About the Author

Patrick Lencioni is president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm, and the author of several best-selling books. In addition to his work as an executive coach and consultant, Pat is a sought-after speaker. Prior to founding The Table Group, he worked at the management consulting firm Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation, and Sybase, where he was vice president of organizational development. Pat lives with his wife, Laura, and their boys, Matthew, Connor, and Casey, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Fable. Preview
Part One: Flashback
Part Two: Plot Point
Part Three: Protagonist
Part Four: Action
Part Five: Resolution
The Model
The Paradox of Meetings
Executive Summary
Problem #1: Lack of Drama
Problem #2: Lack of Contextual Structure
The Biggest Challenge of All: The Myth of Too Many Meetings
A Final Thought on Meetings
The Weekly Tactical Meeting Guide
Acknowledgments
About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787968052
Subtitle:
A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
Author:
Lencioni, Patrick
Author:
Lencioni, Patrick M.
Author:
Lencioni, Patrick
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
Skills
Subject:
Business meetings
Subject:
Business Communication - Meetings & Presentations
Subject:
Management - Teams
Subject:
Business-Office Skills
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
J-B Lencioni Series
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
February 20, 2004
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.48x5.78x.88 in. .93 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Jossey-Bass - English 9780787968052 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same."
"Review" by , "Death by Meeting is about much more than meetings; it's about an entire management philosophy. I read a lot of books on management, and Lencioni's are among the very best. They form the basis for our approach at Silicon Valley Bank."
"Review" by , "Lencioni has done it again! Insightful. Practical. Ready-to-implement solutions. If you lead people, you can't afford to miss this book. It's an absolute must-read."
"Review" by , "We've put Pat's theories into practice and they work. Our meetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and the team's commitment to decisions is much greater."
"Review" by , "Meetings are such a critical element of effective organizational communication. Lencioni has provided a concise, entertaining, and inventive guide to improving meeting structure, participation, and results. Thumbs up for this insightful tale."
"Synopsis" by , Best-selling author Patrick Lencioni's latest business fable takes on meetings — why we hate them, why we shouldn't, and how to make them great. Through fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions, Lencioni shows how to turn meetings from painful and tedious to productive, compelling, and even energizing. The story follows a failing executive whose job is on the line and his future dependent on his ability to dramatically improve his disastrous meetings. An irreverent grad student comes into the picture with fresh ideas and a new perspective to help the executive turn things around.
"Synopsis" by , Best-selling author Lencioni's latest business fable takes on meetings — why people hate them, why they shouldn't, and how to make them great. Through fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions, Lencioni shows how to turn meetings from painful and tedious to productive, compelling, and even energizing.
"Synopsis" by , A business fable combines fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions on how to render meetings productive and compelling, sharing the story of a failing executive whose job is dependent on his ability to improve meeting quality.
"Synopsis" by , PRAISE FOR PATRICK LENCIONI

"Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same."

—Kris Hagerman, executive vice president, strategic operations, VERITAS Software Corporation

"Death by Meeting is about much more than meetings; it's about an entire management philosophy. I read a lot of books on management, and Lencioni's are among the very best. They form the basis for our approach at Silicon Valley Bank."

–Ken Wilcox, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

"Lencioni has done it again! Insightful. Practical. Ready-to-implement solutions. If you lead people, you can’t afford to miss this book. It’s an absolute must-read."

–Jim Mellado, president, Willow Creek Association

"We've put Pat's theories into practice and they work. Our meetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and the team’s commitment to decisions is much greater."

–Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, VHA Inc.

"Meetings are such a critical element of effective organizational communication. Lencioni has provided a concise, entertaining, and inventive guide to improving meeting structure, participation, and results. Thumbs up for this insightful tale."

–Sandy Alderson, executive vice president of operations, Major League Baseball

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