One mediocre meeting after another quietly corrodes our organization, and every day we allow it to happen. Culture change occurs when a transformational idea spreads to enough people. Like a virus that makes its way from person to person, spreading exponentially faster, so can the Modern Meeting. The status quo must go. Now. Before it's too late.
©2011 Al Pittampalli (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
how to steal the show
yes the presentation was fine
I had high hopes for this book, but it is simply not reality what he is suggesting to resolve the endless meeting dilemma. Firstly, what he proposes is more work than the meetings. Secondly unless everyone else has read this book and buys into it in your company it is unlikely you will get the ideas into practice. Finally i could imagine in a small start-up company you may find some his ideas workable, but in big organisations it is simply impractical.
I am sure if the author read this review he would challenge my comments saying my comments are the problem with company meeting culture, but simply he does not provide any practical guidance to go step by step from death by endless meeting into effective, high energy, well prepared and optimised meetings.
"Simple & Easy"
What great clarity on how to conduct meetings and why we need to have meetings! Very simple and practical. A must-read for anyone who leads meetings & attenders too. This book has changed my meeting habits and style.
"Good, but ignore brainstorm chapter"
This will help you eliminate wasteful meeting. It's short and provides clear instructions: meetings should be held to resolve conflict and coordinate action with others.
However, the author presents an outdated approach to ideation: brainstorming. If you want to generate ideas, you're better off asking your group to generate them individually. They will not only produce more ideas, but they will be of a higher quality.
The author clearly states that this is not a book about brainstorming and I too would implore readers to do their own research.
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