Early in his career, Ertan noted that executive management teams that talk over people’s heads tend to underperform their peers. Taking the complex and making it simple is difficult, which is why many of us love to overcomplicate things in an attempt to show off our intelligence, or at least our vocabulary.
It’s always easier to explain a complex topic in ten pages using convoluted reasoning than it is to explain that same topic in one page using simple words. For this reason, the best proof of someone’s intelligence is their ability to simplify the complex.
Below we have compiled 50 of the most frequently used corporate lingo to see where you land on the “corporate suit” scale.