How do I get through it? I have a running list of all the "executive expressions" that bug.
"That being said..." - Again, a phrase that brings us back to the point.
"To be clear, what I mean is..." - And again, you were babbling.
"Now more than ever..." - Really? Is it really THAT dramatic?
"Take this offline..." - Let's stop boring everyone else in this meeting and discuss our personal issues/projects/whatevers after.
"Do we have the bandwidth..." - We want to know if we can get this shit done, but we're trying to sound hip when we ask it even though we're all kind of geeks.
"Let me dig into this..." - Study the information, but again, we're trying to sound hip when we ask it even though we're all kind of geeks.
"Let's sync up..." - Let's hook up to go over something important, and once again we're trying to sound hip when we ask it even though we're all kind of geeks.
"You've gotta take BIG swings..." - Because this is P.E. class? Thanks. I worked out already this morning.
If you have favorite annoying work expressions, please post them in the comments section. I think we should all feel your pain.
I also have a bunch of snappy lines I toss out at meetings because I MUST amuse myself in some way before I go insane. Some of these are blatantly stolen from TV shows or movies; I'll list those later.