In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im breakdown the leadership book Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable … About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick Lencioni. In their conversation they discuss the following questions:
- What’s the book and why does it matter?
- Overview of the book
- How applicable is the book to leadership in my church?
- What are things churches should ignore from the book?
- What can you do this week in light of the book?
“For a lot of organizations, meetings are a blessing and a curse.”
“Bad meetings lead to bad decisions.”
“The format, purpose, and timing of those meetings is vital.”
“You don’t need to buy a summary of any of his books because the latter half is the summary.”
“A daily check-in meeting is really about what’s going on today.”
“When it comes to our weekly tactical meetings, we typically will mix the daily check-in with the tactical because we’ve suffered from meeting drift.”
“Having an agenda for every single meeting is important.”
“Quarterly audit your weekly meetings to see if they still align with your original purpose.”
“Don’t table everything for a staff retreat.”
“You need to have an agenda for your meeting because everyone that is walking into the meeting has their own agenda.”
“Paying attention to what the meeting is, what type of meeting it is, and having that clear expectation set will mean you will be able to move from painful meetings to productive meetings.”
5LQ Episode 5: How to Make Meetings Less Painful stand up meetings
Text “leadership” to 888111 to be entered into a book giveaway and download an a-book right away