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6. Meetings and Movies

By Patrick Lencioni - September 2019

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6. Meetings and Movies

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Episode Summary

Most meetings are bad - but they shouldn’t be. Patrick Lencioni and Cody Thompson discuss how leaders can borrow from the secrets of screenwriters and film directors to make their meetings more compelling and engaging. Patrick Lencioni draws on his own experience writing screenplays and presents concepts from his book “Death By Meeting”.  

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Show Notes

0:54 — Patrick Lencioni explains why meetings are bad.  

2:03 — Patrick compares meetings to movies.   

3:37 — What is at the heart of great meetings & movies?  Conflict and tension.  

4:56 — Patrick Lencioni explains the need to nurture good conflict.   

6:00 — The most important part of a meeting - the hook.  

7:11 — A movie with a great hook: Raiders of the Lost Ark. 

8:59 — Patrick Lencioni explains how to hook the team in the beginning of a meeting. 

10:48 — Patrick Lencioni unpacks the weight of the first ten minutes of a meeting.  

12:00 — You should be emotionally invested in a meeting, just like a movie.  

15:00 — Listener Question: How can you help organizations get master Organizational Health?  

16:23 — Listener Question: What to do when the leader isn’t interested in teamwork and vulnerability?  

17:56 — Listener Question: How would Patrick Lencioni recommend evaluating an organizations health? 

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