sorry - I actually use a lot of these on a regular basis. leverage - basically using a small thing to achieve a bigger thing, just like in the physical sense. "I can leverage my relatinship with so and so to get in to meet with his boss" core competensies - what a unit (person, company, team) knows how to do, and what they should stick to. "our core competensies lie in distributing capital equipment, why mess around with single use products?" skill set - a group of skills, pretty straight foreward. if you have a guy who knows how to calibrate a widget, and that happens to be a rare and expensive skill, then that is a very important part of his skill set. C suite - a great way to discribe the guys at the top, who are at the head of their department, and don't have to go to anybody else, in their dpartment, for executive decisions. band width - in my area, this is very important. when I talk about a sales organizaiton, I talk about focus and band width. focus is how much importance they put on the relevant product (if they represent 2 products, the focus on each should be high, if they represent 2000, the focus will be low. if they represent 10, then it all comes down to how much mind share the product has). bandwidth is how much resources. if they have alot of sales people, they have good bandwidth, if not, they have poor badwidth. bandwidth times focus equals how well they will represent the product line. deliverable - this is a great word. we have a meeting, we walk away, what do I expect to get from the meeting? that is the deliverable. if you said that you will check something out for me, the email I get with the answer is the deliverable. the fact that you checked, if I don't get the email, doesn't help me. paradigm- I like this one, always have. it is a very interesting concept, with no really good replacement. sorry, I like them.