Buzzword Bingo, The Sequel

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Wikimedia Commons:Abbey Hendrickson About seven years ago, in the January 2007 issue of our 60-Second Email, Think Outside the Buzzword, we featured several popular consultant terms (a.k.a. jargon) along with their alleged as well as their true meaning. Well seven years is certainly more than enough time for a new batch to flourish.  So here’s the sequel: Buzzword: “Take this offline”  (to deal with separately and later) Example: (said with a friendly,…

5 Ways to Know Your Consultant Is an Empty Suit or Pantsuit

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Like some ignoble professions, consulting suffers from low barriers to entry. At least my children need to take a test to get a driver’s license. But any adult can hang out a shingle and become a “consultant”. Here are 5 ways to know that yours may be in over his/her head. If you ever hear your consultant say one of these, run away….very, very far away. #1: “Does that make…