"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt . — George Eliot"

Brett Nelson’s article in Forbes posited a NCAA-style Bracket to determine the worst offending Jargonisms. So, here’s the summary:

Group #1

Core Competency
Drinking the Kool-Aid
Buy-in
Move the Needle
Tiger Team
Open the Kimono
Bleeding Edge
Burning Platform
Swim Lane
Lots of Moving Parts
Corporate Values
Make Hay
Empower
Scaleable
Ecosystem
Vertical

The Winner here was “Drinking the Kool-Aid”

Group #2

Solution
Full Service
It is What it is
Reach Out
Robust
Boil the Ocean
Take offline
Learnings
Hard Stop
Best Practices
Giving 110%
Leverage
Take it to the Next Level
Price Point
Peel the Onion
Out of Pocket

And the Winner here was “Leverage”

The Champion of all Jargon is "Drinking the Kool-Aid"