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Death by Meeting

May 4, 2016 1 minute read

Like other Patrick Lencioni books Death by Meeting is very enjoyable and easy to read. The book is targeted at making your meetings more effective rather than abolishing them altogether.

Death by Meeting

Meeting Requirements

Death by Meeting clearly illustrates the necessity of Conflict and Contextual Structure for effective meetings.

Conflict: Meeting leaders should mine for conflict out of the participants. They should remember attendees that conflict is good and expected. Conflicts not addressed in meetings can easily become politics.

Contextual Structure: Some meetings should be focused on solving an immediate problem while others should be purely brainstorming. Do not mix meeting structures.

Suggested Meetings

Near the end of the book the author describes the four types of meetings companies should have.

Summary

Straight to the point book. Mandatory read for meeting organizers and participants.