MIke just pointed out I may
MIke just pointed out I may not have replied yet.
Please accept my apologies.
I have read Pat Lencioni’s book, Death by Meeting.
I’ve read all of his books, and like them a great deal (yes, because I say a LOT of the same things). I have multiple copies of his books signed by him.
Death By Meeting, though, is my least favorite.
I like the fact that the story suggests that meetings get better with rigor, with advance work, and clear purposes and follow up.
And, I really struggled with the incorporation of "drama" in the meeting.
I think that’s a reach for most orgs, and unlikely to work.
Can I categorically say I’ve tried it and it failed?
Pat’s a smart guy , and he may be able to teach it in a way that makes it work.
And as the old saying goes from the ARmy goes, "If it’s stupid but it works, it’s not stupid."
(Not saying the idea’s stupid, Pat - that’s just the quote.)
Simply put, meetings in Corporate America is SO messed up that I don’t think we need cleverness or creativity per se.
We need a little bit of rigor, as we suggest.
If you implement our recommendations, your meetings will be SO good (and SO much better than anyone else’s) that that’s all you’ll need to do.
Here’s a thought - get your metings in order with our get out of jail prescriptions, and then see if you can’t work the drama in as well.
I’d like to see that.
Hope this helped!