I just finished Patrick Lencioni's fable, Death by Meeting. It was recommended to me by a pretty successful fellow, so I figured he knew what he was talking about. It was enjoyable and easy to read. Once I got going in the book, I couldn't put it down. I had to find out if Will and Casey were going to make it, and you know what...I can't tell you the ending but here is what I can tell you.
Lencioni suggests that company's loose a ton of productivity and momentum from meetings. This book opened my eyes to better meetings and better agendas. It's funny, I think most people see this title and immediately think..."thank goodness, someone is finally advocating less meetings." I was surprised to find that the story doesn't necessarily promote less meetings (sometime company's need more), it simply promotes more effective meetings.
I can recall some pretty awesome meetings, and I can recall some pretty crappy ones too. This book got me excited about the next meeting.