Lucy Kellaway’s dictionary of business jargon and corporate nonsense
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Step change

Translation into plain English Change

Perpetrator Lord Green, Church of England

Usage example "We are proposing a radical step change in our development of leaders who can shape and articulate a compelling vision and who are skilled and robust enough to create spaces of safe uncertainty in which the Kingdom grows."

Lucy’s commentary Our Lord, looking down on a sentence in which His Kingdom was obliterated by a dozen dreary management clich├ęs, must have found his genius for forgiveness sorely tested. Winner of inaugural Fallen Angel Award, 2014.

Related: Game-change

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