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Twitter chief’s six common crimes against the dictionary

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

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

We don’t approve of promiscuity in relationships, so why do we admire it in employment? asks Lucy Kellaway.

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The powerful effect of being remembered

The more someone can recall small talk at previous meetings, the more you like and trust them, says Lucy Kellaway.

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Motherhood is tough and intense but it is not a job

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

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

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

The thirdpartybrag is a sort of boasting that needs exposing even more than the humblebrag as it is more widespread...

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Why ‘lean in’ if laziness can be just as effective?

Hard work is harming not only sleepless executives but the companies that employ them too, writes Lucy Kellaway

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It is better to fire a wrong hire as fast as you can

If a mismatch is fundamental, there is no such thing as too quick, says Lucy Kellaway.

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Wells Fargo’s happy:grumpy ratio is no way to audit staff

There are better ways to gauge employee contentment than just asking, says Lucy Kellaway

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My solution to the anguish of unanswered emails

Not responding is a sane response to inbox overload but it breeds insanity on the other side, says Lucy Kellaway

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How insecurity and preening kill corporate common sense

The fear of being found out is just one reason why the rot sets in but entrepreneurs offer hope, says Lucy Kellaway

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Golden Flannel of the year award

Under Tim Cook’s leadership, Apple succumbed to drivel, says Lucy Kellaway

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Scheduling time at work to 'think' is a brainless idea

AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong’s directive — to spend one-tenth of each working week thinking — is in need of a...

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Only judge a fulsome eulogy to a boss in the fullness of time

The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s exit shows how our aversion to brown-nosing has got lost along the way

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Can coffee with strangers make you 10 per cent better?

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

Sport does not broaden an executive’s worldview. Virtually everything else does, writes Lucy Kellaway.

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Flirting for jobs

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

Employers should specify ‘being conscientious’ as the top skill they are looking for, says Lucy Kellaway

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