Death by Meeting

Author : Patrick Lencioni
Price : Rs 449.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126506767
ISBN 10 : 8126506768
Pages : 260
Type : Hardbound
Remarks : Exclusively distributed by Penguin Books

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Best-selling author Patrick Lencioni's  business fable takes on meetings - why we hate them, why we shouldn't, and how to make them great. The thought of meetings makes most business people miserable, but they're a critical and unavoidable part of what we do. Through fictional narrative, modelling, and practical suggestions, Lencioni shows how to turn meetings from painful and tedious to productive, compelling, and even energizing. The story follows a failing executive, never much of a team player, who finds his job on the line and his future dependent on his ability to dramatically improve his disastrous meetings. An irreverent grad student comes into the picture with fresh ideas and a new perspective to help the executive turn things around. It's a quick, engrossing book that explores the keys to holding meetings that improve the morale, effectiveness, and bottom line of an organizatio

Introduction

The Fable

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Part One: Flashback

Part Two: Plot Point

Part Three: Protagonist

Part Four: Action

Part Five: Resolution

The Model

The Paradox of Meetings

Executive Summary

Problem #1: Lack of Drama

Problem #2: Lack of Contextual Structure

The Biggest Challenge of All: “The Myth of Too Many Meetings”

A Final Thought on Meetings

The Weekly Tactical Meeting Guide

Acknowledgments

About the Author

 

For leaders, managers, facilitators, and anyone else who participates in meetings, in business, non-profit, government, religion, or other organizations.

Patrick Lencioni, is the president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm that specializes in organizational and executive development. In addition to his writing and consulting, he is a sought-after speaker on topics related to leadership and management. He has been a columnist and contributor to a variety of newspapers and magazines.