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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by PATRICK LENCIONI

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The Centrality of Great Meetings

An organization that has embraced each of the four disciplines will certainly become healthy, making success highly likely. But one activity, more than any other, will be central to maintaining those disciplines, and sustaining health, over time.

No action, activity, or process is more central to a healthy organization than the meeting. As dreaded as the “m” word is, as maligned as it has become, there is no better way to have a fundamental impact on an organization than by changing the way it does meetings.

In fact, if someone were to offer me one single piece of evidence to evaluate the health of an organization, I would not ask to see its financial statements, review its product line, or even talk to its employees ...

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