When faced with the choice between simple and complex, always go for the simplest option.

Most high potential leaders are super-smart in their function or industry and speak to others in complicated jargon.  Sometimes they don’t even notice their audience’s eyes have glazed over and are clearly lost.  You will capture a wider audience (and support) when you keep all conversations, projects, initiatives, etc. simple in nature.  My standard:  Keep at a 4th grade level.