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Weasel’s dozen

Published 15 December 2011 05:02

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Words I never want to see or hear again – in order 
of irritation.

01 Proactive (ie, not reactive)

02 In terms of

03 Moving forward (also “going forward”)

04 Passionate

05 Leverage

06 Customer-facing (also “external-facing”)

07 Solutions

08 Strategic

09 Conversation

10 Behaviours (and its stablemate “learnings”)

11 Incentivising (or incenting)

12 Paradigm

Dishonourable mentions: bandwidth, collateral (as in marketing), deep dive, granularity, integrated, mentee, onboarding, simply put, specialism, -wise (as a suffix).