lucy podcasts

My logo obsession is more than a game

Lucy Kellaway discovers that our stock of brands is so ingrained that they have become part of who we are

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Flattery will get you what you want

Lucy Kellaway argues that facts have little traction in the art of persuasion

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Break bad habits and you’ll deliver profits

No amount of huddles will crack Royal Mail’s rubber band problem, says the FT's Lucy Kellaway

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The female of the species is more scary than the male

Successful women are more frightening than men, says the FT's Lucy Kellaway

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Office tittle-tattle makes having a job a pleasure

The thing that is killing the finest sort of gossip is the internet: email, Facebook and Twitter.

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Women’s inequality isn’t what it used to be

Everything I see at work (apart from surveys) tells me that there are more women doing better and having a better time.

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Meetings of minds are effectively a tool for dulling them

Lucy Kellaway on why working alone is the best way to get things done

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The fine art of penning your own ‘brief bio’

Lucy Kellaway on her eight rules for this trickiest of literary genres

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If you have to reject me, tell me straight

No one appreciates hollow good wishes from someone who is telling them to shove off, says Lucy Kellaway

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Social networks upend office etiquette

What is acceptable and what is shameless? The answer is that no one has the foggiest – we are all making it up as we...

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Money’s too tight to mention if you have lots of it

It is surprisingly hard to be good at having money – harder than acquiring it in the first place. The perfect amount...

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We all deserve to be told the terrible truth

‘Protected conversations’ between employees and bosses are a good idea but they won’t make any difference in...

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Stick to the rules and abusing your colleagues is OK

So long as top people in the City are continuing to behave in an uncivilised fashion, the world as we know it isn’t...

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Copying, the mother of the best inventions

No one seems interested in teaching us how to get better at mimicry, despite it being the key to success, says Lucy...

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Management guff lands in China

When the guff germ arrives big time in China, my prediction is that they will be better at dealing with it than...

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BlackBerry blackout left me happily unlinked

Most email messages are exceedingly stupid, and none more so than the ones that arrive from LinkedIn, says Lucy Kellaway

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Everyone benefits from a beast in the boardroom

All companies need someone on board who stirs things up and couldn’t care less what people think, just don’t confuse...

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Pretenders to power are the most dangerous

Power may corrupt, but absolute power corrupts much less than partial power – as too many lower down the pecking...

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My cure for an outbreak of weak excuse tendency

Sufferers from WET aren’t skiving or lying; they just have an inadequate notion of what it means to be reliable, says...

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Bartz flubs her lines as she leaves the Yahoo stage

The sacking of Carol Bartz last week made theatre of the most superior kind. Watching the former chief executive of...

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