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McKinsey’s manicures are a tacky way to nail recruits

Hiring events should not turn into hen nights, says Lucy Kellaway

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Branson's big holiday offer

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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Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall

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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Divorce is a risk when she earns more than him

Lucy Kellaway says these marriages tend to work when there is no need to prop up a male ego

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We need new excuses for not replying to emails

Lucy Kellaway says technology is steadily ruining all the old favourites

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Nine to five: great way to make a living

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Lucy Kellaway says the idea that employees are part of one big, corporate family is delusional

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Cheer up, this is a golden age for office workers

For privileged professionals at least, working life is better than it has ever been

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Men should stop losing sleep over their loss of face

Women may be more resilient, as we don’t take minor slights as a heinous attack on our egos

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Why hair is a feminist issue

The world’s most successful business women have impeccable hairdos.

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I am 54 and a half – how old are you?

Whenever I interview anyone, I do not consider I’ve done the job properly unless I slip in how old they are

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