Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Death by Meeting

Attention class: it's time for a quiz from the book "Death by Meeting" by Patrick Lencioni.

Go ahead - I'll wait.

Back already? You must have a meeting to go to! Or else you figured out that his suggested answers are on the next page of the quiz.

Lencioni is a noted business writer, conference speaker, and consultant to some of the top companies in the world. His writings focus mainly on a business fable genre, and "Death by Meeting" is one of the best.

Lencioni believes that there are four basic types of meetings:
  • Daily Check-in, lasting 5-10 minutes
  • Weekly Tactical, lasting 45-90 minutes
  • Monthly Strategic, lasting 2-4 hours
  • Quarterly Off-Site Review, lasting 1-2 days
Check here for a complete description.

Looking for quick tips for effective meetings? Check out these 5 great ideas.

Remember  - as a leader, the meetings you run are a direct reflection on your leadership skills, preparation, and effectiveness.

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