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  • A blast of common sense frees staff from appraisals Jul 29, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Accenture’s decision to remove the annual performance review is welcome news, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • The ugly are vanishing but with them goes talent Jul 22, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • The number of unattractive employees hired says a lot about the company, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • ‘Wrong skillset’ excuse masks a coup at the top of Barclays Jul 14, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Never was there a more naked display of cunning in a Regulatory News Service announcement
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  • Microsoft mission statement: so many words, most of them empty Jul 07, 2015 - 5:49 pm
  • After a lot of posturing, Satya Nadella finally slips in two words that mean something — ‘tough choices’, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • The dismal narcissism of step-counters Jun 30, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • There is nothing morally superior about walking a lot — the craze is head-bangingly boring, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • The myth that ego can be left at the door Jun 23, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • The ego that throws its weight around is the most tiresome. But the silent ego is most dangerous, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Why not giving a damn won’t stand in your way of success Jun 16, 2015 - 6:08 pm
  • Caring about our work has become a weird status symbol. But it can make us mad and unproductive, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Why we should admit we love ‘hateful’ estate agents Jun 09, 2015 - 6:15 pm
  • Help is needed because even the sanest people become unhinged when buying and selling houses, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • I would rather shine shoes than be a banker May 28, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Lucy Kellaway explains why wielding a can of boot polish and a brush can result in greater job satisfaction
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  • A harsh lesson from Tim Armstrong, AOL’s very unappealing boss May 19, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • He is living proof that it is nonsense to argue that the most successful leaders are the humble ones, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Apps that stalk should at least be clever May 12, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Crystalknows uses public information to fake empathy but the real thing is more reliable, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Twitter chief’s six common crimes against the dictionary May 05, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • It was not only the social media platform’s financial results that were lowering, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • The mystery of billionaires’ long marriages Apr 29, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • It is remarkable how many of the super-successful have stuck by their first spouse, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • A 30-year work anniversary is a freak event to be cheered Apr 22, 2015 - 5:33 pm
  • We don’t approve of promiscuity in relationships, so why do we admire it in employment? asks Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Companies have their recruitment process upside down Apr 14, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • The senior and the self-important should jump through the same hoops as new graduates, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • The powerful effect of being remembered Apr 07, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • The more someone can recall small talk at previous meetings, the more you like and trust them, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Your rudeness in reception may be used against you Apr 01, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • How people arrive at and leave an office building provides rewarding insights for companies, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Motherhood is tough and intense but it is not a job Mar 26, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Parenting is hard work that requires well honed management skills, only you do not get paid for it, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Google CFO Pichette’s ‘I quit’ note is a classic in a dodgy genre Mar 17, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • His Kilimanjaro-inspired resignation memo mixes work-life epiphany with pitch for job offers, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Endless digital feedback will make us needy and unkind Mar 10, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Knowledge of how others rate us can be useful, but too much of it is unhealthy and confusing, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • What is worse than a blatant boast? The thirdpartybrag Mar 03, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • The thirdpartybrag is a sort of boasting that needs exposing even more than the humblebrag as it is more widespread and more lethal, says Lucy Kellaway
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