Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Executional granularity" anyone?

Beware of weasel words! They're everywhere.
I've been lucky enough to be part of a writing team for a private leadership retreat this past weekend. It's Chatham House Rules so I can't even name drop however I can say I was privvy to some extraordinary master classes on communication, negotiation and language from ivy leaguers, lords and serious heavyweights. It reinforced my passion and commitment to plain English.
Please remember: simpler language about complex topics produces better outcomes. If you use ineffective, overly complex language you overload the working memory and it makes it hard to take in the information.

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