By Patrick Lencioni
Meetings are critical to our work, yet most of us dread meetings as they’re often draggy and useless. Great meetings help people to pool resources and knowledge to solve problems and make sound decisions, while bad meetings are painful, a waste of time and resources, and lead to bad decisions. In this book, Patrick Lencioni offers a simple, practical solution to make your meetings more effective and enjoyable. He uses a fable to illustrate the dynamics behind meetings, how they can affect organizational outcomes, and how you can use a simple but powerful model to run meetings effectively.
In this summary, you’ll learn:
• The 2 key problems behind meetings, and how you can overcome them;
• How to use the “hook” and mine for conflict, to bring energy and constructive debate back into your meetings; and
• How to create contextual structure with 4 types of meetings, and how to run each one effectively to suit different objectives.
Who should read this:
• Leaders, managers, and executives
• Anyone who’s keen to improve workplace effectiveness