As a result we may be able to right size our traditional assumptions and show teams how to rethink obstacles and outcomes. You know from the start that your thinking will be challenged and you will begin to see things from a totally new perspective. But when the label of special is misapplied, it can isolate us and imprison us. Our world is very complex and being unique and special does not result in becoming better, but defeat instead. This can be tricky because sometimes we need to experiment, and business models can evolve.
At the end of each chapter are suggestions on how to address the expensive sentences, group discussion exercises, and reflectio I give it 5 stars because the information in the book is relatable to the business environment. Applies to every function in the organization. The truth is, being too busy is an expensive sentence. How valuable do you think it is to get stuck in a rut? Doing whatever it takes to keep a customer often takes customer-centricity too far. Each chapters has business examples or company biographies to illustrate a point. And then you give suggestions on how to handle them. Instead of focusing on a process to identify the best solution given available resources, a specific statement would narrow the options and drive the resulting decision and outcome.
I appreciated this and the many diverse third party references, from the Classics to the Simpsons, as I read the book. In other words, an expensive sentence had reared its ugly head. Readers will discover how to hear decision-making traps in real time, and learn to guide teams back to fact and logic that will lead to better outcomes. Expensive Sentences is a must read for anyone who works with teams, budgets, or vendors of any size. Some of these witty aphorisms may even hold a kernel of truth. The insights in Expensive Sentences will help teams avoid waste and get results in every area of company operations.
We invite your discussion at. In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. Discussions lead to decisions that shape the future for individuals, families, companies, and nations. The enemy is more sly, more subtle, and just as dangerous. Expensive sentences can be found in any environment: corporate, government, education, non-profit, and personal. Special Myths We all like the idea of being special because it implies a uniqueness, exceptional, treasured — maybe even irreplaceable. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.
The sentence that I heard nearly every day washed over me at first in my newness to the team. In Expensive Sentences Jack Quarles shows us how we get in our own way when making decisions-and how to get out of it. We can spot an Expensive Sentence by its impact. They had a good plan, but it turns out that plan was based on faulty information or a deceptive premise. You can learn to be a great boss - and dramatically improve both your organization's performance and your team's excitement about their work. And yet left un-examined, they cost us dearly, both personally and professionally.
It was a tedious and confusing time orchestrating change. Too often these decisions are derailed by faulty logic and false constraints. How much more is this going to cost than what it should? Readers will discover how to hear decision-making traps in real time, and learn to guide teams back to fact and logic that will lead to better outcomes. Do we really need to sell that product? We can start by asking basic questions about our expected practices: Why do we go to that conference? Next, we need to question them and discover any problems that they may represent. We can probably do that ourselves. In the book Quarles teaches us how to become aware of these sentences. Jack is on several advisory and non-profit boards, and is the Chairman of Peacemaker Ministries.
Through historic examples, business stories, and personal anecdotes drawn from decades of experience, the author illustrates the prevalence and impact of flawed reasoning. Quarles teaches readers through great case studies and examples that we need to be looking forward and that reality is always our friend. I think you will like how he defines and describes each of them and how they relate to trust factors. Unfortunately, Expensive Sentences have the effect of ending conversations and stopping communication. Readers will discover how to hear decision-making traps in real time, and learn to guide teams back to fact and logic that will lead to better outcomes.
Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point. Being an avid reader, meticulous note taker and lifelong learner has fostered her natural pursuit of sharing her world through writing. We are all so busy or so we tell everyone and projects move so fast that we fail to step back and look at things from a fresh perspective. Phrases we use every day. Relying on these excuses often prevent businesses from the making the right decisions, and end up costing businesses not only in terms of lost time and money, but also in less obvious ways such as credibility, team effectiveness, and discouragement. Next, draw and label three limbs with a key point. You could literally go to the store anytime day or night and find shelves completely emptied of every brand of that treasured commodity.