On a going-forward basis, don’t use these

Dictionarygetty_imagesThe next time you’re firing off an email to a few thought leaders about a business solution being a win-win situation for both teams, you might want to peruse this Fortune article listing annoying business buzzwords that are the winners of its first annual Mallies (for Most Annoying Lingo). Most people in the corporate world can relate, since there are a lot of people out there whose speech is peppered with grating (and often meaningless) catch phrases. Up high on the list is "cheerleader," "value proposition" and "new paradigm."  I’d like to nominate "influencer" (too vague). Any others?

—Posted by Lisa van der Pool

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