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Words and Business

Words That Make The World of Business Go Around and Around…maybe

Every day, people around me say things out loud, or in written word that cause me to, uncontrollably, tilt my head in wonder. Sometimes it is in “awe” of their grace and imagery with language. Their clarity and simplicity are wonderfully memorable. Let me give you an example. St. Francis of Assisi said, “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” IKR

And then, mankind created new words for the dictionaries. And use in the workplace seems to be a popular sandbox. Try these on for size (and I will be able to tell if you too quickly recognize and use yourself.)

· Adminisphere – those management levels where impractical and counterproductive decisions get made.

· Argument – discussion between people who are diametrically opposed to the other person’s views, all parties convinced they are right.

· Blamestorming – collectively finding someone to blame for a mistake when no one is willing to confess.

· Clicklexia – Disorder most often found in novice computer users who feel compelled to double-click, often resulting in multiple “openings”.

· Committee – an entity that keeps minutes, but loses hours.

· DIY – Damage It Yourself

· Freelance – able to collect unemployment

· Consultant – someone who tells you what time it is with your watch. (My own definition.)

And, lastly, Aristotle said “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

I encourage you to not prove him right.


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