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Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni
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May 04, 09

Read in April, 2009, read count: 1

I checked out the audiobook CDs from my library and finished listening to the book in less than a week. Overall it was compelling to listen to. The author's writing style is captivating in that he draws you into the fictional story of a company struggling to cross a threshold.

As far as content goes I'm not certain that I completely agree with his basic premise, that meetings are disliked by most people because they're boring and lack conflict. Maybe I'm getting caught up in semantics, but just because a meeting may have drama, conflict, and interactive brainstorming doesn't mean they will be productive. He compares meetings to movies & television shows, which has some interesting paralells.

His second concept I know he's nailed. That is that many meetings are bad because they lack proper contextualization. They become a stew of varying types of discussions with a wide-range of importance to the organization.

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who is involved in a leadership position that requires you to have or facilitate meetings. It will be worth your time.

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