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  • Why we are more vocal about loo rolls than our jobs Jul 23, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • People feel compelled to review everyday items but are more reticent regarding their work, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Professional services pitches are a pantomime Jul 14, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • The only excuse for a beauty contest is that you meet the individual people involved, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Sheryl Sandberg adds to the glut of non-apologies Jul 08, 2014
  • Lucy Kellaway suspects that the vast majority of office apologies, delivered by both sexes, are insincere
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  • Summer, sports and strategies for avoiding work Jul 01, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Shirking is necessary for survival and is a vital skill, not only in early July, but all year
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  • Diversity that makes everyone seem the same Jun 23, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • A wide cross section brings with it the danger of falling within the narrow confines of groupthink
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  • Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall Jun 16, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • The ugly words in an Apple job advertisement suggest the group has got too big to hang on to what once made it different
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  • It is dangerous to feel passion for your work Jun 09, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • All the average employer wants is people who like their job and care about it.
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  • A lesson from kindergarten on executives’ bonuses Jun 03, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • To reward bosses for working late or reading the briefing papers doesn’t seem quite right
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  • Jill Abramson's New York Times tattoo points way to wearable CVs May 19, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Why bother with introductions when you can tell your story on your forehead - or even your bottom?
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  • Divorce is a risk when she earns more than him May 12, 2014
  • Lucy Kellaway says these marriages tend to work when there is no need to prop up a male ego
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  • Banks should be more like the FT May 06, 2014
  • Lucy Kellaway says there is a need for a new investment bank that would sell itself on low pay
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  • We need new excuses for not replying to emails Apr 28, 2014
  • Lucy Kellaway says technology is steadily ruining all the old favourites
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  • Nine to five: great way to make a living Apr 23, 2014 - 7:00 am
  • Only a strict routine can stop our jobs silting up our lives, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • My future as a middle-aged grad trainee Apr 22, 2014
  • If I changed career now I would put my back into it like never before, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Think you work hard? Bet you don’t. Mar 31, 2014
  • The disease of overwork is partly in our minds and it has a bearing on how stressed we feel
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  • In defence of sycophantic wage slaves Mar 25, 2014
  • Luke Johnson is wrong. Flattery is crucial to survival in the corporate world and beyond
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  • My top tip: ignore all other top tips Mar 18, 2014
  • Lucy Kellaway says pieces of advice are positioning statements that tell the world about the values the issuer holds
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  • Public speaking and removing my jeans on stage Mar 11, 2014
  • Your performance is only the half of it. The rest is down to the early dynamic with the audience, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Have you heard that gossip is good? Mar 04, 2014
  • The true value of such morsels has nothing to do with the subject and is all to do with purveyor
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  • Big Brother can watch me work any day Feb 24, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • So long as everyone knows they are being monitored and why, it is not such a bad idea
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  • Small talk makes a big difference Feb 24, 2014 - 7:00 am
  • If you don’t chat, people don’t like you much. So if women keep quiet at work, it matters
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  • Lessons in success from Eton and the Tiger Mother Feb 17, 2014
  • Now we know why so many dyslexics and people who lost a parent young make it to the top
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  • Colleagues and bosses are not your family Feb 03, 2014
  • Lucy Kellaway says the idea that employees are part of one big, corporate family is delusional
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Lucy Kellaway's podcastLucy Kellaway, the FT's management columnist, pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life