Beware of these empty words. Before you write one of these phrases, ask yourself: "Am I using these words with intention?"

 

24/7

800 pound gorilla in the room

A leading provider of ____

A plus for all stakeholders

Actionable

Architect (as a verb)

ASAP

At the end of the day

Ballpark figure

Benchmark

Best of Breed

Best Practices

Bring our ‘A’ game

Brings a lot of value to the table

Change Agent

Circle back

Core competency

Cradle to grave

Cross functional

Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater

Drink the Kool-Aid

Drop the ball

End-to-end solution

Enterprise-wide

Etc…

Faster, Cheaper, Better

First mover

From a _____ standpoint

Full service

game changer

Giving 110%

Going forward

Going from good to great

Going viral

Gotta raise the bar

Has legs and can go really far...

Headcount

I don’t have the bandwidth

I’m not throwing him under the bus, but...

Impactful

Improve ROI

In the ... space

In today’s highly competitive global  

Industry Leader

Industry Standard

Integrated approach

It is what it is

Learning (noun)

Let’s be proactive here people

Let’s hit the ground running

Let’s take this off-line

Low-hanging fruit

Manage expectations

Maximize

Maximize customer satisfaction

Mission critical 

Net-net

Next generation

Now more yhan ever

On a granular level

Out-Of-Pocket

Paradigm Shift

Perfect storm

Ping

Pre-plan

Push back

Push the envelope

Put a stake in the ground

Putting lipstick on a pig

Resonate

Rightsizing

Robust

Scalable

Seamless integration

Six Sigma

Skin in the game

Solution

Spending more time with my family

State of the art

Step up to the plate

Strategery

Synergy

Take it to the Next Level

Tee it up

The 80%-20% rule

The bottom line

The customer is always right

The Elephant in the room

The iPod of...

Thinking outside of the box

Today, more than ever

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians

Touch base

Transparency

User-experience

Value-added proposition

Web 2.0

When the rubber meets the road

Win-win situation

Work Life Balance