Patrick grabs and keeps your attention with a riveting story, then wraps it up with clear, concise, ready to go principles which are easy to understand, and critical to apply.
Lencioni provides helpful insight/concepts for increasing organizational productivity and morale by increasing the number of staff meetings and the specific focus of each. Using the fable approach, Pat weaves an interesting story that is entertaining and instructive. His model is helping me improve our approach to meetings and the way we conduct them.
excellent narrator, very well structure management guide to improve the effectiveness of internal corporate communications exchanges
I really like Lencioni's style. He presents ideas in a super compelling way. This book makes the case that meetings are critical to organizational health and then provides a great recipe for implementing effective meetings. Love it.
I am a huge fan of Patrick Lencioni. Sure his main point can be boiled down to fit on one page but the story he crafts helps bring the he points to life and make them more memorable.
As with other books of his, this didn't disappoint!!
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.