The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show

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Summary

James Sudakow, author of the book Picking the Low Hanging Fruit, is this episode’s guest and Mike and he talked about the language people use in the corporate world.

Show Notes

James Sudakow, author of the book Picking the Low Hanging Fruit, is this episode’s guest and Mike and he talked about the language people use in the corporate world.

Every organization or group got acronyms, buzzwords, or phrases that is used on a daily basis. On this episode, James and Mike discuss how these can benefit organizations – but sometimes cause disconnect in communication. James also reveals some buzzwords that he thinks people should stop using by the end of the year, and how an individual can shift away from the habit of using such words.

Let’s "open the kimono" on this episode and learn about:

  • People’s intentions when they choose to use big words (8:20).
  • How to stop this practice in organizations firmly entrenched into such kind of language (13:25).
  • James’ list of buzzwords that people should retire from use by the end of 2016 (2:16), and the most obscure phrases he’s heard (29:28).
  • An open letter James wrote on his blog tackling the ridiculous lingo being used in the corporate world (15:39).
  • The probability of grandiose language masking larger organizational problems (17:19).
  • How acronyms initially intended for efficiency can quickly spiral out of control (20:28).
  • One small thing an individual can do that can result in a shift from the practice of using these kind of words and phrases (22:54).

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What is The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show?

Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a weekly show that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.