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Fatherhood is no degree in management

Lucy Kellaway says lessons learnt from family life can pay off at work

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Why I’m proud to have no Klout

Lucy Kellaway says it is a nonsense to boil down something as qualitative as influence into a single number

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Marriages and jobs require work and love

When it comes to the quest for the perfect match, it helps to keep your expectations real, says Lucy Kellaway

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Time-wasting tips have wasted my time

Lucy Kellaway finds that apparently a game of ‘Angry Birds’ is good for us

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New workers want the same things we did

The world of work is supposed to have changed beyond recognition since I started out on a bank's graduate training...

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Embrace the network effect

Lucy Kellaway says alumni connections are not a problem at all – in fact they are a thoroughly good thing.

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The question with interviews is why we bother

Study after study shows an interview is not much better than picking people at random.

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A rifle through my colleagues’ drawers

Lucy Kellaway says it’s not just the objects that are telling – it’s the juxtaposition

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For creativity, forget the funky office

With design so overbearing at Google’s London HQ, the individual can’t get a look in, says the FT's Lucy Kellaway.

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Road test CEOs to avoid corporate crashes

Lucy Kellaway says that top executives should take an annual hubris test

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Why I’m inspired by the veteran Cosmo girl

Lucy Kellaway discovers that Helen Gurley Brown had a great deal of exceedingly sensible, realistic things to say...

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Jobs, motherhood and varieties of wrong

The FT's Lucy Kellaway says that there is no balance. It’s a continuous, fluid game of survival, the rules of which...

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Why do we believe we get what we pay for?

More expensive does not necessarily mean better, says Lucy Kellaway.

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Burberry chief’s top mix of brand and bunkum

The FT's Lucy Kellaway says that Angela Ahrendts’ language meets the most important criterion for jargon – it is...

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Ball boys demonstrate power of training

Wimbledon’s teenage volunteer training has produced strong results, says Lucy Kellaway

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Don’t aim for the top unless you feel lucky

We can study Bill Gates all we like but we’re not going to end up where he is, says the FT's Lucy Kellaway

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Manual work holds the key to spiritual bliss

Upholstery has shown Lucy Kellaway that losing yourself is a far better idea than finding yourself

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A dose of dullness is good for business

Being boring is no barrier to great leadership, says the FT's Lucy Kellaway

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Small mistakes attract the biggest trouble

Lucy Kellaway on why smart people will always make stupid errors

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Beware the wild management consultants

The story of Bain and the buffalo makes one question business travel says Lucy Kellaway

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