Solid organizational principles that were communicated clearly and effectively in a creative and engaging way so that they stuck in my mind! I loved it and want more leadership principles communicated in the same way!
Death by Meeting is an education yet engaging fictional story wrapped around timeless business principles. After reading "The Advantage," by Patrick Lencioni, I had to purchase this book to learn more about the principles surrounding meetings. The book was read clearly with high energy. My only complaint? It was too short.
I've listened to this book twice now. Both times the message resonated but the second time, the message hit really close to home.
Our teams are already doing daily checkins. Where we are missing the boat is on the weekly tactical. We are treating it exactly like the team was treating their weekly status meetings at the beginning of the book.
I am working to change that now. As with most teams, ours are a little resistant to the change and highly resistant to the idea of more meetings. We will get there but not without some challenges.
This book did an excellent job of defining and demonstrating the problem and offering realistic solutions.
I wish I had read/listened to this 30 years ago. I used to follow a lot of the suggestions but have been talked out of them over the years.
As an executive, I appreciated this books advice. It's practical, believable, and too the point. Of course most if the book is a narrative, which busy people may not appreciate. However, I liked the single-story format because the fact is that story and personal experience is the foundational framework for learning, and continues to be so throughout our lives.
This book is good for team leaders. It is good for those charged with facilitating meetings. This is a must read for executives of any organization. The narration was good as well.
Meetings can consume most of our productive time yet come up with no clear outcomes they become boring and something we avoid like plague . Patrick brings out what it takes to change our meetings . Great Book
I read this book because I first read Entreleadership and this is mentioned in it. This book is packed with great insights to help you understand how to get at what's important--how to fashion your meetings to build momentum, keep people engaged, and develop a methodology for getting results.
The narrator was good, but one of the main characters, Will, is voiced to sound like Keanu Reeves. That was a little distracting, but it didn't really subtract from the book. I will highly recommend others read this.