This Meeting Sux – Book Review

A field guide for meeting participants

Anyone who works has attended meetings of some sort, so carefully read, take notes and use “This Meeting Sux” as your field guide to change meetings for good.

The 12 acts contained in the book are simple keys towards meeting success. They outline the knowledge, skills and actions you’ll need to take the lead in meetings as a participant, rather than relying solely on the meeting’s leaders.

The book is broken down into thoughtful, well-written chapters (“Acts”) starting with background information, meeting pre-work, internal orientation, influencing structure and flow, and closing with advanced acts to influence group culture and process. I’ve read the book twice so far, dog-earing nearly every page, and plan to immediately implement the Parking Lot and Wedging Techniques (Acts VII and XI).

Steve has written an incredible resource, and I heartily recommend it.

Brian Farrell is a coach, helping clients achieve their personal and professional goals. He's also the creator of the "QA2 Method". For more about Brian, visit