Create Meetings with Conflict

How many of us have not only been to bad, boring and ineffective meetings, but have even lead them? Patrick Lencioni has a lot to say about meetings. So much so that he wrote a book on it called Death By Meeting. In it, Patrick says,

Bad meetings exact a toll on the human beings who must endure them, and this goes far beyond mere momentary dissatisfaction. Bad meetings, and what they indicate and provoke in an organization, generate real human suffering in the form of anger, lethargy, and cynicism. And while this certainly has a profound impact on organizational life, it also impacts people’s self-esteem, their families, and their outlook on life.
— Patrick Lencioni (pg. 253)


Patrick discusses, in the video below, the reasons why most meetings really are bad and why we just expect this as the outcome. He also discusses 4 meetings that are essential for a successful organization or department.