At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to benefit people deal with sensitive subjects that were difficult to talk approximately. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they’re taking position on another planet,
“Listen Ray, I don’t contain the bandwidth for it with everything that’s on my plate, but ping me besides because at the halt of the day it’s on my radar and I don’t want to be thrown under the bus because I didn’t circle back around on this no-brainer.”
I understand the temptation. These phrases are spicy and they design you feel intelligent (low hanging fruit is a crutch of mine), but they also annoy the hell out of people.
whether you deem that you can spend these phrases without consequence, you’re kidding yourself. Just pay close attention to how other people react to your using them, and you’ll see that these phrases don’t cast you in a favorable light.
After total, TalentSmart has tested the emotional intelligence of more than a million people and one of the biggest need areas for most people is social awareness. Most of us are so focused on what we’re saying and what we’re going to say next that we lose sight of how our words affect other people. Increasing social awareness is a ample component of emotional intelligence training.
So give this list a read, deem of how often you spend some of these words, and see whether you can catch yourself before you spend them again.
contain some fun with it, because at the halt of the day whether you don’t hit the ground running you can always recede back to the drawing board and pick up the ball rolling…
2. Back to the drawing board
3. Hit the ground running
9. pick up my manager’s blessing
12. I don’t contain the bandwidth
What phrases are your pet peeves? Please share them in the comments section.
It’ll also be fun to read the ridiculous sentences you can approach up with using words from the list above (write them in the comments). I’ll send an autographed copy of my book to whoever comes up with the phrase that makes me laugh the hardest.
Because, after total, I learn just as much from you as you effect from me.
Want to memorize more from me? Check out my book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0.
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