From the Publisher
Where Death by Meetings
ends, The Secrets to Masterful Meetings
begins. Wilkinson provides readers with the detail steps for implementing a number of the concepts covered by Patrick Lencioni in Death by Meetings
. Wilkinson details strategies for engaging in productive conflict and provides proven methods for reaching agreement. The sample agendas include the multiple meeting types Lencioni outlines. The Secrets to Masterful Meetings
also covers numerous strategies for eliminating unnecessary meetings, getting the right people in the meeting, starting the meeting on time, maintaining focus, and ensuring results.
About the Author
Michael Wilkinson is Managing Director of Leadership Strategies—The Facilitation Company, an organization that specializes in training in facilitation, consulting, leadership, and meeting skills. Leadership Strategies also provides professional facilitators around the world to help organizations with strategic planning, issue resolution, focus groups, and a variety of other processes.
Michael is a leader in the facilitation industry. He is the author of The Secrets of Facilitation and The Secrets to Masterful Meetings, founder of the National Facilitator Database, and serves on the board of the National Institute for Facilitation. He was one of the first five Certified Professional Facilitators in North America and has been subsequently awarded the prestigious Certified Master Facilitator designation. In 2003, the Southeast Association of Facilitators named him Facilitator of the Year for his achievements and contributions to the field.
He is a much sought-after facilitator, trainer, and speaker, nationally as well as internationally, having completed international assignments in Bangkok, Brisbane, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Singapore, and Sydney. He has worked with hundreds of public and private sector organizations, including The Coca-Cola Company, KPMG Peat Marwick, the Centers for Disease Control, and the United Way of America.
Prior to his current post, he was a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young's Management Consulting Group. As an accomplished information technology consultant, he was selected by the Governor of his state to serve for two terms on the Governor’s twelve-member Information Technology Policy Council.
Michael resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.