Tip #785: Do You Have a FOBO?

“You can’t take over the world without a good acronym.” C.S. Woolley
Just for fun, I’ve been collecting words, phrases and acronyms that caught me off guard because I didn’t know what they meant! As an English major, I pride myself on my vocabulary. That pride is now somewhat tarnished!
See if you have met any of these before:
  • Chaordic: [said of a system, organization or natural process] governed by or combining elements of both chaos and order
  • Cognitive bias: the result when heuristics fail to deliver the expected outcome.
  • CXO: global business executive
  • ESG: environmental, social and governance [related to sustainable socially conscious investing]
  • EVP: employee value proposition
  • F.I.E.R.C.E.: flexibility, intentionality, emotional intelligence, realness (authenticity), collaboration, engagement [core dimensions of leadership agility]
  • FOBO: fear of a better option
  • FOMO: fear of missing out
  • FOSO: fear of speaking out
  • Frunk: trunk under the hood [in electric cars]
  • Heuristics: mental shortcuts, essentially the brain’s way of automating repetitive tasks and decisions.
  • Heutagogy: self-directed learning
  • LFL: learning focused leader
  • LXP: learning experience platform
  • Non-veridical- not true or genuine
  • Petrichor- earthy smell when rain hits the ground.
  • Productionalizing: making a software prototype ready for production
  • RUPT: rapid, unpredictable, paradoxical, tangled [environment]
  • SADEL: self-directed, agile, digital, exponential learning [organization]
  • Starfish pose: standing with arms and legs extended to your sides
  • TRIZ: an acronym for systematic problem solving
  • UX: user experience
  • VUCA: volatile, uncertain, changing, ambiguous [world]
  • Zone of proximal development: ideally calibrated level of challenge
You’re welcome for adding to your vocabulary!
May your learning be sweet.


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