PRAISE FOR DEATH BY MEETING
"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
Part One: Flashback.
Part Two: Plot Point.
Part Three: Protagonist.
Part Four: Action.
Part Five: Resolution.
The Paradox of Meetings.
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.
About the Author.