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  • Only judge a fulsome eulogy to a boss in the fullness of time Dec 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s exit shows how our aversion to brown-nosing has got lost along the way
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  • After 15 years of practice, why are we still so awful at email? Dec 10, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Two new trends are emerging in greetings, both bad. Sign-offs are getting worse too, writes Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Overworked and uninspired – the misery of the middle manager Dec 02, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Few covet the job of middle manager, and who could blame them? says Lucy Kellaway
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  • White collar eavesdropping will cure your itchy feet Nov 25, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • We sometimes envy the trappings of other people’s jobs. But the work itself? Never, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • City bullyboys are as boorish as ever Nov 18, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • The chatroom banter of the forex traders shows little has changed in the banking culture, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Losing the fear can be liberating - and dangerous Nov 11, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Work anxiety tends to decline with age, but watch out for the complacency catch, writes Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Can coffee with strangers make you 10 per cent better? Nov 03, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Great ideas can sometimes come from a chat with the unlikeliest of people, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • The CEO fad for extreme exercise has gone too far Oct 28, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Sport does not broaden an executive’s worldview. Virtually everything else does, writes Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Flirting for jobs Oct 21, 2014 - 1:07 pm
  • It's time to flirt with Tinder for a new approach to recruitment, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Wanted: employees who are good at getting things done Oct 16, 2014 - 6:57 pm
  • Employers should specify ‘being conscientious’ as the top skill they are looking for, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • McKinsey’s manicures are a tacky way to nail recruits Oct 07, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Hiring events should not turn into hen nights, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Branson's big holiday offer Sep 30, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • A fixed holiday entitlement tells us it's OK to take a break - even though our work is far from done, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Why graduate trainees are often a company’s biggest brains Sep 23, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Years of drudgery have a way of taking the shine off brilliance, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Looking into the future Sep 15, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • McKinsey's predictions will come to nothing, says Lucy Kellaway
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  • Cool students are more toxic than rich ones Sep 09, 2014
  • Taking drugs, getting drunk, smoking roll-ups help at being cool and are still just as bad for you, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Digital diaries are no match for our paper past Sep 01, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Users of electronic calendars can take six times longer to scribble something down says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • Why I would hire someone despite a typo in their CV Aug 26, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • To exclude a job candidate simply because they have transposed two letters makes no sense, says Lucy Kellaway.
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  • ‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo Aug 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Stephen Elop’s job-loss announcement is a case study in how not to write, think or lead, says Lucy Kellaway.
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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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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