Early in his career, Ertan noted that CEOs who talk over people’s heads tend to underperform their peers. According to Albert Einstein, the definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple. Yet, many of us love to overcomplicate things in an attempt to show off our intelligence.
That’s not very smart because we risk alienating people and losing credibility.
Truth is 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 our most favorite phrases used by many tryhards in the C-suite.