Encourage conflict and drama in meetings as a way to get people invested in decisions. Casey had every reason to believe thathis performance over the next two hours would determine the fate ofhis career, his financial future, and the company he had built fromscratch. If we can just turn everything we know about meetings upside down—replace agendas and decorum with passion and conflict—we can transform drudgery into meaningful advantage. When teams jump from context to context, they have trouble getting things done. This site is dedicated to sharing lessons and experiences along the Lean Journey in the Quest for True North. And it should probably be consulted by every manager who wants to add some drama and context to the meetings in his company. To help the participants quickly review their intentions and plans for the day.
It is a quick and easy read, so you don't struggle with getting through it. The book didn't change my mind about the fact that 90% of corporate meetings are churning time sucks. The addition of drama to the meetings was the key. 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. Ultimately it is a little over 200 pages of fluff and about 30 pages of theory. Reading the drama of how Casey might be fired for having poor meetings and his new assistant Will uses his skills as a playwright to create a new model for meetings.
This relates to his idea of the wasteful sneaker-time. 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. You can reach him at The Table Group's web site, www. Shelton Murphy I agree with Patrick Lencioni, if not managed well meeting can be boring and a sheer waste of time. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The conflict, however, is the drama that makes the meetings more than going through repeatable motions again and again. As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world.
Additionally the narration is at times a bit too animated for my taste. When teams jump from context to context, they have trouble getting things done. 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. Pat provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. By demanding that their people wrestle with those issues until resolution has been achieved, they can create genuine, compelling drama, and prevent their team from checking out.
The two overarching lessons of the book are the need for conflict and structure in any good meeting. They are the activity at the center of every organization, and should therefore be both interesting and relevant in the lives of participants. Monthly Strategic or Ad Hoc Strategic 2 - 4 hours Discuss, analyze, brainstorm, and decide upon critical issues affecting long-term success. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. This is presented through Will using an analogy to film and the idea that what makes a good film lies in the aforementioned: its drama and structure. Despite the impression of the title, the book is not about avoiding meetings but rather making them more effective.
The game proved a tremendous success, so Casey started Yip Software, which, by the time our fable starts, had managed to release eight mildly popular games. But they need to ask themselves a basic question. There is, nevertheless, some good advice in the last 40. According to Casey, ; apparently, in his opinion, his employees needed a new cause to rally around, and they needed it fast. The book is a story relayed in such a way as to illustrate the author's assertions. 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.
The book is an engaging tale on what spells the difference between meetings that are alive and dead. I wish though he gave me some references to research or empirical data that his proposed method of contextualizing meetings works. A Leadership Fable… About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business Ready for another business fable? Once again using his allegory style he inculcates his thoughts on bad meetings and how to change them. 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 on a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. I do get great insight from his engaging style, but there are not a lot of examples, if any, for leading from the middle of an organization. Conflict stimulates interaction, which in turn, births passion, and the realization that standing for something important is important.
I know - we have implemented such meetings! Ourmeetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and theteam's commitment to decisions is much greater. As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. Ironically, I was discussing with one of my teams just yesterday about how their meetings lacked conflict, and was trying to be too many kinds of meeting all at once. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Meetings are what leaders do, and the solution to bad meetings is not the elimination of them, but rather the transformation of them into meaningful, engaging and relevant activities. Through the story, you learn about the 4 types of meetings and how to make clear distinction between them so that they are not only more productive, they become dare I say fun. You hear it all the time.