Read This Before Our Next Meeting

  • by Al Pittampalli
  • Narrated by Al Pittampalli
  • 1 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

1. Meet only to support a decision that has already been made.
2. Move fast. End on schedule.
3. Limit the number of attendees.
4. Reject the unprepared.
5. Produce committed action plans.
6. Refuse to be informational. Read the memo, it’s mandatory.
7. Work with brainstorms, not against them.


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Customer Reviews

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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.
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- Moni "Geek Dude"

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However, the author presents an outdated approach to ideation: brainstorming.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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- Matthew Green

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio