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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business (J-B Lencioni Series)
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business (J-B Lencioni Series)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Incisive stuff about why meetings get a bad name, 26 Aug 2013
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I bought this book because the title amused me, but with an inner sense that many of the meetings I attend (some of which I chair) are a waste of time. Draining, inefficient, unproductive. Patrick`s book puts some markers in the ground, signposts about more productive directions to take. Even the simple concept of four types of meeting to achieve different things- such a simple idea it made me say "Why didn't I think of that?". Simple but not simplistic, I think someone once referred to Covey` 7 habits with the same phrase. Thoroughly enjoyable read.


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series)
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful analysis of how teams win or lose, 19 Jun 2013
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Having not considered much about how and why teams don't work, this provided insight which is simple to understand but gets to the nub of the issues. I like the approach of using a story to communicate the concepts - it makes them easier to recall. It is realistic in showing that solving problems is rarely quick and inevitably involves some uncomfortable change. I am looking forward, a little nervously, to introducing these ideas. And looking forward with anticipation to reading more from this author.


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