Here’s a post from the 1800CEOREAD blog about all the annoying buzzwords we use, particularly those of us who write about management, leadership, and business trends. It’s funny, you should check it out!
I would like to come clean about my favorite buzzwords (that I likely overuse):
Optimize – I know, it’s an annoying word, but it there a less annoying word that says the same thing?
Peak performance – No excuse for this one
Breakthrough – You’re gonna have to put up with this one because it is the subject of my More Space Essay.
High value added – I am getting ill just think about how many times I have used this
Paradigm, mindset, and Definition of Success – Don’t know what I would substitute….
High impact – Yeah, it might be annoying, but it is part of the title to my book, so I’m stickin’ with it
Alignment – if I had a nickel every time I used this word, I’d be blogging from Belize!
And last, but not least, Capacity. My demand for witty commentary has exceeded my capacity.
I invite you to cleanse yourself of the annoying buzzwords you use by leaving them in the comments section – or share the ones your boss uses that drives you nuts!