Death by Meeting

Death by Meeting

A Leadership Fable-- About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Book - 2004
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Casey McDaniel had never been so nervous in his life.

In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever be known, would begin. Casey had every reason to believe that his performance over the next two hours would determine the fate of his career, his financial future, and the company he had built from scratch.

“How could my life have unraveled so quickly?” he wondered.

In his latest page-turning work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with another powerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary.

Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in the midst of a problem he created, but one he doesn’t know how to solve. And he doesn’t know where or who to turn to for advice. His staff can’t help him; they’re as dumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings.

Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey’s world. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical, approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperate enough to listen.

As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.

Baker & Taylor
A business fable by the best-selling author of Five Dysfunctions of a Team combines fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions on how to render meetings productive and compelling, sharing the story of a failing executive whose job is dependent on his ability to improve meeting quality. 150,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo.

Baker
& Taylor

A business fable combines fictional narrative, modeling, and practical suggestions on how to render meetings productive and compelling, sharing the story of a failing executive whose job is dependent on his ability to improve meeting quality.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787968052
0787968056
Characteristics: ix, 260 p. ; 22 cm

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JCLMeaganC May 15, 2013

The author could have summed up his point in a 20 page research paper and saved the reader 100 pages of thinly veiled metaphor.

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JCLMeaganC May 15, 2013

Lencioni discusses one of the more underestimated problems in business: bad meetings. He frames his solution in the form of a fable, in which Casey McDaniel, the CEO of a mediocre software company which has recently been acquired by a larger company, faces the possibility that he may lose his company if he doesn't improve his meetings. He finds an unlikely advisor in his temporary administrative assistant, Will Peterson, who puts forth a new meeting model.

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JCLMeaganC May 15, 2013

Casey McDaniel had never been so nervous in his life.

In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever be known, would begin. Casey had every reason to believe that his performance over the next two hours would determine the fate of his career, his financial future, and the company he had built from scratch.

“How could my life have unraveled so quickly?” he wondered.

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