|Language [n.]||Text or content. "You need to rework the language on the Broker portal."|
Suggested by Elise B.
|Languaged [v.]||Composed a document. "I'm happy to see that you finally languaged the new protocol."|
Suggested by Michael D.
|Last man standing [n.]||The senior-most employee remaining after a round of executive lay-offs. The LMS usually inherits a set of responsibilities that he is totally unqualified to perform.|
Suggested by Mad Casual.
|Lateraled [v.]||To be transferred to another position at your current level. "Instead of the promotion I wanted, I was lateraled to another division."|
|Lawyer up [v.]||Assembling a team of attorneys, usually after PR efforts have failed to sway public opinion.|
|Lay of the land [n.]||The current state of things. "What's the lay of the land up your way?"|
Suggested by Hieronymous B.
|Lead balloon [n.]||A complete failure.|
|Lean in [n.]||The act of appearing engaged and motivated, when you actually just want to throw up.|
Suggested by KT.
|Learnings [n.]||New knowledge gained from a given experience. "Post-mortem, what are the learnings we can take away from this exercise?"|
Suggested by Eric.
|Leave-behind [n.]||Information presented on a sheet of paper. "Make sure you really sell it with the trade show leave-behind."|
Suggested by Elise B.
|Left lane [v.]||To accelerate a project. "I'll need to requisition more personnel to left lane your ideas."|
Suggested by Johny C.
|Left-handed compliment [n.]||Congratulations that are actually subtle insults.|
|Legal scrub [exp.]||Having a lawyer re-word a document to reduce the risk of future legal action.|
|Lens [n.]||A point of view; a corporate microscope. "I want to make sure that we're looking at this through the right lens."|
Suggested by Ben.
|Let it drip [v.]||Allowing time for a new idea to become known and understood. "Let it drip a little longer and you won't shock the board again."|
Suggested by Brian
|Level-set [v.]||To ensure that everyone is at the same 'level' of understanding. "You better level-set your team before you send them on-site."|
|Leverage [v.]||To utilize a resource. A list of the worst business jargon would, of course, be incomplete without it.|
|Lick and a promise [exp.]||Insufficient preparation. "Tom sent me into the shareholder's meeting with nothing but a lick and a promise."|
|Lifehack [n.]||Any method of improving one's productivity or quality of life. "I've discovered this great lifehack that lets me sleep less, but have much more energy."|
|Lightning rod [n.]||An individual that is a common target.|
|Lights-on initiative [n.]||A key project that is necessary to keep the business afloat, or the 'lights on'. "Until further notice, I need every soul committed to our lights-on initiatives.|
Suggested by Al D.
|LIHOM [n.]||Legend In His/her Own Mind.|
|Line of sight [n.]||A clear view of the goal/target. Helps you bring a little battlefield to the boardroom.|
Suggested by RADEY.
|Link in [v.]||To connect or consult with others. Second tier jargon from a second tier social network.|
|Lipstick on a pig [exp.]||An attempt to put a favourable spin on a negative situation. "Tim's sales numbers are terrible. Even he can't put lipstick on that pig."|
Suggested by Ben S.
|Locked and loaded [adj.]||Ready to execute a plan or contract. Best used to describe clients who are flush with cash and/or wasted drunk.|
Suggested by Julian G.
|LOMBARD [n.]||Lots Of Money But A Real Dumbass.|
|Long con [n.]||Working for years at a job you should have never been hired for, without any oversight, accountability, or line of communication.|
|Long-game [adj.]||In the long term. "See, I understand how things work Long-Game."|
Suggested by Iain.
|Loop-in [v.]||To apprise. "Loop me in on the latest market numbers."|
|Loose-Tight model [n.]||An excuse to avoid the work of defining guidelines/boundaries, but then blocking suggestions out of perceived risk and fear.|
Suggested by Betina N.
|Lose the bubble [v.]||To forget about or neglect. "I've lost the bubble on the Henderson account. Where do we stand?"|
Suggested by Christine C.
|Lost in the sauce [adj.]||Describes someone lacking direction and a clear job definition. "Make sure the new recruits don't get lost in the sauce."|
Suggested by Lost French.
|Low decision latitude [exp.]||The inability to make any important choices. Usually a consequence of being the guy at the bottom of the corporate food chain.|
Suggested by Paul M.
|Low-ball [n.]||A very low quote.|
|Low-hanging fruit [n.]||Markets in which customers can be easily found.|
Suggested by Phil
|Luck surface area [n.]||Conscious efforts to increase the likelihood of positive chance events. Pseudo-profound boss says, "Cultivate serendipity by expanding your luck surface area."|
|Luddites [n.]||An individual who feels that new technology will put their job in jeopardy.|
|Lunch and Learn [n.]||A management trick for adding an extra hour to your workday by holding meetings during lunch. A food bribe may be offered|
Suggested by Kurt.