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A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Athletic Apparel

How to Disclose Company Financials . . . Like a Boss

Approach transparency in the right way and you'll only enhance your business's profits and productivity.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We have all been conditioned to expect immediate access to information -- except where company financials are concerned. A …

Employee Engagement

What Kind of Leader Are You? The Answer Means Everything to Your Employees

Is your executive presence taking away from the talent of those around you?<p>According to a recent Gallup World Poll, a lot of people around the globe hate their job--and specifically their boss. In fact, the survey found that only 15 percent of the one billion full-time employees worldwide are …

Employment

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Maintaining Focus on Liquidity in Your Business

If you can't pay the bills, you're out of business. Paying the bills may have been easier in the zero-interest-rate environment that persisted until …

4 Steps Executives Should Take After Being Fired

There are great things to come on the other side.<p><i>Fabrizio Moreira, CEO of The Moreira Organization, LLC.</i><p>You've been doing your best for years. You've put in long hours, made personal sacrifices and put the company's interests first. But in the end, it wasn't enough: You got laid off, or worse, …

Entrepreneurship

12 business skills that will never, ever go out of style

There are basic rules for business success that haven't gone away with the digital age -- in fact, they have only become more important.<p><b>This is the</b> …

Communication Skills

Top Six Sigma Consultant Saves Billions for Clients. Then Explains Why Most Process Improvements Fail Utterly.

Subir Chowdhury has saved Fortune 100 companies billions of dollars. Here are his 4 simple principles to create a great culture with a caring mindset.<p>The New York Times has referred to Subir Chowdhury as a "leading Quality Expert". Recently, Chowdhury and his team helped save one of his Fortune 100 …

Self-improvement

Resume Writing 101: 7 Things Your Resume Must Show Nearly Every Employer

Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another resume writing failure followed by another disappointment.And despite what you …

A Wall Street legend explained the strategy that made him one of the best stock pickers of all time

Peter Lynch is a mutual fund legend.<p>For 13 years, from 1977 to 1990, he headed the Magellan Fund of Fidelity, the Boston-based multinational financial services corporation. He retired in 1990 at the top of his game.<p>According to Investopedia, Lynch beat the S&P benchmark in 11 out of the 13 years …

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think)

Studies say we retain only about 25 percent of what we hear. Lets change that now.<p>The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not …

listeningskills

6 writing mistakes even good leaders make, and how to avoid them

Too often, though, the advice leaves out writing skills, a critical yet undervalued aspect of leadership development.<p>If a boss or manager writes well, it can instill confidence in the team, improve workflow, and allow employees to better connect with the company's mission and vision.<p>Here are six …

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career

Even good, hard-working people destroy their careers with these innocent mistakes. Make certain it doesn't happen to you.<p>There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more …

Emotional Intelligence

In Just 3 Words, Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership

It's a great lesson for the workplace. And outside of it.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published a new letter to shareholders, in which he refers to the company's timeline as "Day 1," allowing Amazon to continually move forward.<p>What does Day 2 look like?<p>"Day 2 is stasis. Followed by …

Jeff Bezos

Responding To, 'So, Tell Me About Yourself'

I have two kids in college and two recent graduates. If their early work life is like mine, every few years they’ll be changing jobs or even careers. When you’re in your 20s, it’s <i>always</i> ”interview season.” Even later in life we’re occasionally asked to explain our career arc to others when speaking …

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year period and Oliver Wyman wrote the book on successful PMIs. Why do they fail and <b>how did the other 29% succeed?</b><p>Some of the basics found that success …

27 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers

Want to know (or use) some of the most common interview questions and answers? Here's a comprehensive list, along with some of the best answers.<p>While some job interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, most job interviews involve an exchange of common interview questions …

Employment

READ UP: 4 tough Wall Street interview questions

Below are four of the most difficult questions (two technical and two behavioral) you may encounter as well as some sample responses to give you an idea of how to structure a great answer.<p>As you will see, these questions take mastery both of your personal story and of the technical side of …

What will be tested on the next CPA exam

As the business environment has changed, a shift has occurred in the type of work newly licensed CPAs perform.<p>Technical proficiency of accounting, …

Accounting

Economic Earnings Provide Better Measure Of Performance Than Accounting Profits

Economic earnings represent the true earnings for shareholders and are very different from accounting earnings. GAAP accounting data was not originally designed for equity investors, but for debt investors. To derive economic earnings, 30+ adjustments must be made to accounting earnings. These …

Brand Names

Top schools, Fortune 500 companies, household brands, and hot start-ups. Recruiters’ preferences depend on the search. At the executive level, top schools still carry weight but not as much at this stage of the career as recent companies. For a recent graduate, the school brand matters more because …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

5 ways 'superbosses' set themselves apart from average leaders

Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, believes virtually any professional can follow their example to achieve greatness.<p>In his new book, "Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent," he argues that adopting a few key behaviors can turbocharge …

Is an Accounting Background important to CFOs?

Over the years, I’ve had many discussions with public-company CFOs that went something like this:<p>Me: <i>So tell me about your background.</i><p>The CFO: <i>I came</i> …

CFOs

The price is right. How much should you charge for your product or service?

Pricing can make or break a small business. Focus on the value you are delivering and don’t offer regular discounts<p>Choosing the right pricing strategy can make or break your business. Pitch your price right and you’ve got a decent profit margin, but get it wrong and your brand could suffer …

Small Business

Disengaged employees? Five ways to spark their productivity

<b>Disengaged employees are a handbrake in today’s competitive and fast-changing business environment.</b><p>Internally, disengaged employees are a toxic force …

Courageous Leadership: Tools to Courageously Give and Receive Feedback

Courage: To act on our values with an open heart in the face of fear.<p>Leadership: Is based on behavior, not position. The ability to model and inspire the best in others and positively impact group dynamics, organizational culture.<p>"Early in my career, I used to memorize feedback before giving it to …

How To Answer Nasty, Scathing Emails

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a scathing email, as well as its mysterious, vaguely insulting cousins. You know the messages I’m referring to. They don’t need exclamation points or all caps to teem with anger and drip with sarcasm.<p>Dressing someone down via email is tempting because it’s …

Stop Focusing On P&L Statements And Start Proactively Managing Your Cash

<i>By Brandon Dempsey</i><p>In 2014, my company was 20 percent profitable and completely out of cash. I couldn’t figure out why until I learned that in a small business, you need to forget the profit and loss statements and manage cash position and projections instead.<p>Pure profit is a lagging indicator. Your …

Why You Don’t Have to Be a Jerk to Win at Work

<i>4 Ways Kindness Can Give You an Edge in Business</i>We sometimes think we have to be jerks to win at work. Standout leaders like Steve Jobs and Jeff …