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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable

A friend loaned me a copy of Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni.  It took me a while to get around to reading it because I had been working on my dissertation, but now that I have read it I found it to be very helpful.

The largest part of the book is a narrative or “fable” describing the experiences of the CEO of a hypothetical tech company and his top executives.  Through their experiences, we learn why most leaders look at meetings as a boring and ineffective, and what can be done to solve both problems.  The central points which the story is intended to teach are summarized in part two of the book, The Model.

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