Business Monday

CEOs would say ‘You’re fired’ to these business buzzwords

Dr. Alejandro Badia is an orthopedic surgeon who leads a network of orthopedic urgent care centers called OrthoNOW based in Doral. The company has locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Dr. Alejandro Badia is an orthopedic surgeon who leads a network of orthopedic urgent care centers called OrthoNOW based in Doral. The company has locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

This week’s question: What’s one business buzzword you’re ready to see disappear from the corporate vocabulary?

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Currently, collaborative workspaces are popping up and really taking off. So, I think it’s safe to say that the phrase “work from home” will soon disappear. We are definitely moving more toward co-working environments — not necessarily under the same company roof.

Alejandro Badia, orthopedic surgeon and founder, OrthoNOW

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Outside of the box. In order to be successful in any business today, it is imperative that you are always thinking creatively and coming up with new approaches.

Hilarie Bass, co-president, Greenberg Traurig

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Lean in. Wheel house. World class.

Peggy Benua, general manager, Dream South Beach

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Curate.

Meg Daly, president and CEO, Friends of The Underline

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We are #1.

T. Willard Fair, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Miami

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No buzzwords necessarily come to mind, but the use of acronyms needs to be toned down. Acronyms leave people confused and distract from active listening.

Vicky Garrigo, market head, U.S. Southeastern Region Private Banking, HSBC Bank

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Amazon.

Mitch Kaplan, founder, Books & Books

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The term “collaborative” is overused. People say “we have a collaborative process or organization,” when in reality they don’t. It’s a word that many people use daily without taking the time to understand, let alone put it into practice.

Alan Kleber, managing director, JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

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“Next level.” Please don’t tell me you will take something to another level without defining it. Set a tangible goal and explain how you will reach it.

Mario Murgado, president and CEO, Brickell Motors

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Think outside the box.

Steve Perricone, president and owner, Perricone’s Restaurant

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I would like to substitute “disruption” with “innovation.” “Curated” still has its place, although it’s overused. And I’m ready to retire “artisanal” forever.

Craig Robins, president and CEO, Dacra

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“Holistic approach,” because it’s overused and nobody knows what it means.

David Samson, president, Miami Marlins

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It’s not just one, but a phrase I’d like to banish: “That’s not my job.” Throughout FPL, we work hard to banish the negativity and encourage a collaborative, solutions-focused workforce.

Eric Silagy, president and CEO, Florida Power & Light

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“Ping.”

Rachel Silverstein, executive director, Miami Waterkeeper

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