Learn to Speak Finance and Accounting!

Managers need to be able to hold their own with the Bean Counters. See my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for a handy cheat sheet for some of the most commonly used finance and accounting lingo.

You could also tell a couple of accountant jokes, but that’s only going to get you so far and may backfire:

Why did the accountant cross the road?
To bore the people on the other side.

How can you tell when an accountant is extroverted?
He looks at your shoes while he’s talking to you instead of his own.