Workplace Lingo

Its no surprise to anyone that AzN is new to the Non-Profit game. And with any new profession, comes an entirely new set of lingo. Granted, this stuff applies to most professions, especially ones that use terms like: strategy, workplan, campaign plan, and influence stakeholders… a lot (and I mean A LOT). So we’re talking advocacy, lobbying, advertising, whatevers.

The infamous THREE LEGGED STOOL of WONDER!

The infamous THREE LEGGED STOOL of WONDER

I had one term dropped on me just the other day: “Inside/Outside”, as in, working an angle from the inside while also bringing in folks from the outside to help? Confusing? Yes. There’s more? Of course. Check these out (courtesy of Cbruhs) and let me know what you think any of them mean. A few definitions (accompanied by our own interpretations) will follow next week, unless it’s too much of a heavylift (oops, did I just give the first one away?). And please, add your own to the lingo list!

heavylift
lightlift
toolkit
meta
trigger
low hanging fruit
landscape
echo chamber
boosters
blue sky it
inside the beltway
deep dive
leverage
sea change
dashboard
30,000 ft.
bandwidth
wrangler
look at the whole animal
big bucket
brick and mortar
metrics
seamless
scalability
shore up
circle back
value-add
circle the wagons
run it up the flagpole
ducks in a row
verbiage
peel the onion
brain dump
eat the whole elephant in one bite
fully cooked
moving target
dial it back
friendraising
link tank
soup to nuts
build the boat the right way
the needle has moved
put your arms around it
use the carrot
into the weeds
apples to apples
above the fray
bird-dog
unpack
kitchen cabinet
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