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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business | [Patrick Lencioni]

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

In his latest engrossing work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary.
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Publisher's Summary

In his latest engrossing work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary.

Reknowned for turning fables into practical advice, Lencioni makes his groundbreaking model applicable to the real world. Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate frustration among their teams and create environments of engagement and passion.

©2004 Patrick Lencioni; (P)2004 Audio Renaissance

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Business Information/Educational, 2005

"Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same. (Kris Hagerman, Executive Vice President, Strategic Operations, VERITAS Software Corporatio

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    Jim Hill Mission Viejo, CA USA 12-18-04
    Jim Hill Mission Viejo, CA USA 12-18-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Comprehensive and not too academic"

    This was an enjoyable listen. The "fable" was interesting. The facts were applicable. I will be able to make direct applications and use the principles to improve efficiency and communication...

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    reggie p PA 05-19-04
    reggie p PA 05-19-04 Member Since 2003

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    "business lessons in stoy format"

    This was an interesting story illustrating the importance of business meetings and how to conduct them. I'm sure anyone who has ever attended a business meeting will find themselves somewhere in this story, especially at the beginning when they were doing it all wrong, and chuckle. There were many examples to reinforce the concepts of how to do it right.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Paradise WatersAustralia 05-15-05
    Peter Paradise WatersAustralia 05-15-05
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    "Tried and tested"

    I listened to this story twice and found it exactly what I was looking for, as a recipe for creating compelling meetings with my staff of 16 managers. The model is simple to implement and creates immediate results, from interesting short weekly tactical meetings to monthly & quarterly strategic discussions with active debate. I also recommend reading Patrick's other title on the "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" as it melds very well with this one to build overall team strength with robust communications and a trust ethic that gets results.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    michael Haughton, louisiana, United States 07-13-12
    michael Haughton, louisiana, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good...but certainly not Lencioni's best"

    Overall as with all of Lencioni's fables the story is good. It isn't my favorite, but it is good and there is plenty to take away. The narrator was good for the first half of the book, but then the audio appeared to shift significantly at the beginning of a new section. It was enough of a shift that I thought it was a completely new narrator altogether. Additionally the narration is at times a bit too animated for my taste.

    In summary, the story is good, but certainly should not be your first Lencioni book and the narration is adequate.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 08-10-11
    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 08-10-11 Member Since 2009

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    "Solving Meetings"

    The fact that Patrick first writes in a fable enables you to connect with some of the issues that you face in your own meetings, and then the processes and working through them with "real" people who do exist with the same challenges in your own organisation enables you to grasp the concepts that Patrick is sharing with you at a realistic level. The book is neither too long or too short!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Pflugerville, TX, USA 08-26-04
    Paul Pflugerville, TX, USA 08-26-04
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    "Death by meetings"

    Very good concepts and approach. Story and examples to reinforce.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila ELK MOUND, WI, United States 08-28-12
    Sheila ELK MOUND, WI, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very insightful with application"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Death by Meeting to be better than the print version?

    I am a person that loves both...because I listen to the audio while communting or relaxing...I utilize the book to go back and highlight key areas for reference later when talking or teaching others.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is very simular to my own experiences so it is very easy to visualize not only the story but how it can play out in my own life.


    What does Jack Arthur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has a great voice and can differentiate the characters well with his voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I think that everytime I read a Patrick Lencioni book!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Wyoming United States 08-11-12
    Amazon Customer Wyoming United States 08-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Rethink Meetings!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Death by Meeting to be better than the print version?

    Patrick's book did a great job telling the story of how meetings can kill productivity. He also showed how rethinking meetings can bring life back into the business.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Casey because he allowed his employees to change the work model and meeting structure. He was not a stodgy alpha male that wanted submission of those around him. I saw him as a good leader. I thought he was the main character until later in the book.


    What about Jack Arthur’s performance did you like?

    Jack was able to draw the listener into the story. He has a good voice and will not put you to sleep. I listened to this while I was driving so the 'not sleeping' was a really good thing.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Death by Meeting


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good listen. It was a great thought. I have used this material to restructure my meetings and change how we perform our day to day activities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dale Great Bend, Kansas, United States 03-06-12
    Dale Great Bend, Kansas, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome info and very entertaining!"
    What did you love best about Death by Meeting?

    I love that you don't have to sit and listen to all the principles, but how you instead see how the principles were put into place and experienced by people within the setting of the meeting. It's not what you expect. It's better!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death by Meeting?

    Can we talk about something other than the **** company picnic!!


    What about Jack Arthur’s performance did you like?

    He told the story well and kept it moving without losing the right pauses.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Never again...


    Any additional comments?

    Love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 02-23-12
    Diane ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Not his best, but still very good"
    What made the experience of listening to Death by Meeting the most enjoyable?

    The fable method of story-telling works, but seemed strained in this itieration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not that kind of book.


    What about Jack Arthur’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The analogy of meetings to entertainment works well.


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    "The Media of Meetings"
    What made the experience of listening to Death by Meeting the most enjoyable?

    Well crafted story that had me thinking through each topic with the author.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death by Meeting?

    The CNN Headline news meeting - I now use this one in all regular meetings.


    Which character – as performed by Jack Arthur – was your favourite?

    No favourite character - all good and the diversity of characters is spot on with respect to any company


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The idea of a CEO always worrying about what everyone thinks and getting tied in knots trying to keep everyone happy.


    Any additional comments?

    The Advantage takes some of the key parts of this and other books by the author however I like being able to read/listen to both.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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