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    DescriptionCasey 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 unravelled 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 centred 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.


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    Title
    The Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable... about Solv Ing the Most Painful Problem in Business
    Subtitle
    A Leadership Fable - About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick M. Lencioni
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780787968052
    ISBN 10: 0787968056
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: KJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17850
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS059000
    B&T Approval Code: A48404000, A48142100
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS007010
    DC22: 658.4/56, 658.456
    LC classification: HF5734.5, HF5734.5 .L46 2004
    Thema V1.0: KJ, KJP
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    19 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Patrick Lencioni is president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm, and the author of several best-selling books. In addition to his work as an executive coach and consultant, Pat is a sought-after speaker. Prior to founding The Table Group, he worked at the management consulting firm Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation, and Sybase, where he was vice president of organizational development. Pat lives with his wife, Laura, and their boys, Matthew, Connor, and Casey, in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can reach him at The Table Group's web site, www.tablegroup.com, or at patricklencioni@tablegroup.com.
    Review quote
    "...a work of fiction with important messages for management" (Leadership & Organisational Development Journal) "The author is something of a master of the modern fable..." (Professional Manager, Vol.13, No.6, November 2004) "...pitches his theory neatly at busy readers by opening with an executive summary." (Supply Management, 8 July 2004) "Highly recommended: you could even take it to your next meeting." (On Target, September 2007)
    Back cover copy
    PRAISE FOR PATRICK LENCIONI"Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same." --Kris Hagerman, executive vice president, strategic operations, VERITAS Software Corporation"Death by Meeting is about much more than meetings; it's about an entire management philosophy. I read a lot of books on management, and Lencioni's are among the very best. They form the basis for our approach at Silicon Valley Bank." -Ken Wilcox, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank"Lencioni has done it again! Insightful. Practical. Ready-to-implement solutions. If you lead people, you can't afford to miss this book. It's an absolute must-read." -Jim Mellado, president, Willow Creek Association"We've put Pat's theories into practice and they work. Our meetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and the team's commitment to decisions is much greater." -Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, VHA Inc."Meetings are such a critical element of effective organizational communication. Lencioni has provided a concise, entertaining, and inventive guide to improving meeting structure, participation, and results. Thumbs up for this insightful tale." -Sandy Alderson, executive vice president of operations, Major League Baseball
    Flap copy
    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 on 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 whom to turn to for advice. His staff can't help him; they're as dumbfounded as he is by their torturous meetings. Then an unlikely advisor, Will Petersen, 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.
    Table of contents
    Introduction.The Fable.Preview.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.