PRAISE FOR PATRICK LENCIONI"Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same." -Kris Hagerman, executive vice president, strategic operations, VERITAS Software Corporation"Death by Meeting is about much more than meetings; it's about an entire management philosophy. I read a lot of books on management, and Lencioni's are among the very best. They form the basis for our approach at Silicon Valley Bank." -Ken Wilcox, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank"Lencioni has done it again! Insightful. Practical. Ready-to-implement solutions. If you lead people, you can't afford to miss this book. It's an absolute must-read." -Jim Mellado, president, Willow Creek Association"We've put Pat's theories into practice and they work. Our meetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and the team's commitment to decisions is much greater." -Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, VHA Inc."Meetings are such a critical element of effective organizational communication. Lencioni has provided a concise, entertaining, and inventive guide to improving meeting structure, participation, and results. Thumbs up for this insightful tale." -Sandy Alderson, executive vice president of operations, Major League BaseballLencioni, Patrick is the author of 'Death by Meeting A Leadership Fable About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business', published 2004 under ISBN 9780787968052 and ISBN 0787968056.