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Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.

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Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.

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51 Ratings
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My feed will be poorer for loss of Lucy!

By Desert Fox 1989 - Feb 04 2017
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Biting wit unleashed on corporations.

Lucy

By Coolidgefan - Apr 02 2016
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She’s brilliant and the latest on consistency - or lack of it - rings true to me

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
4
3
1
3

My feed will be poorer for loss of Lucy!

By Desert Fox 1989 - Feb 04 2017
Read more
Biting wit unleashed on corporations.

Lucy

By Coolidgefan - Apr 02 2016
Read more
She’s brilliant and the latest on consistency - or lack of it - rings true to me
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FT Listen to Lucy

Latest release on Jul 25, 2017

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Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.

Rank #1: Beware the wild management consultants

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The story of Bain and the buffalo makes one question business travel says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 23 2012

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Rank #2: Office propositions are no clear-cut issue

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Now is the time to break my silence and tell my story of being sexually harassed at work, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 05 2013

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Rank #3: Wake up! Time for a good night’s sleep

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Sleeplessness is the biggest reason for me turning up crabby and inefficient in the mornings For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 12 2013

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Rank #4: Think you work hard? Bet you don’t.

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The disease of overwork is partly in our minds and it has a bearing on how stressed we feel For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 30 2014

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Rank #5: McKinsey’s manicures are a tacky way to nail recruits

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Hiring events should not turn into hen nights, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 07 2014

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Rank #6: Why it is very clever to pretend to be stupid

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Disarm others, make them forget you are scarily powerful and lull them into liking you, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 12 2013

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Rank #7: Big Brother can watch me work any day

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So long as everyone knows they are being monitored and why, it is not such a bad idea For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 24 2014

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Rank #8: The fine art of penning your own ‘brief bio’

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Lucy Kellaway on her eight rules for this trickiest of literary genres For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 27 2012

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Rank #9: The four lies a successful chief executive must always tell

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Any sign of unhappiness or doubt is taken as tantamount to an admission you are unfit for the job, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 17 2016

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Rank #10: It is better to be a cokehead than a blockhead

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Lucy Kellaway says to eradicate those truly unsuited to office we need random checks on their level of knowledge For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 26 2013

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Rank #11: Branson's big holiday offer

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A fixed holiday entitlement tells us it's OK to take a break - even though our work is far from done, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 30 2014

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Rank #12: A good employer offers more than Botox

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Last week, Fortune magazine published its latest survey of the 100 best companies to work for in the US.

As I have never worked at any of them I can’t offer first hand corroboration of the rankings – though in 1981 I did try to get a job at Boston Consulting Group (rated number two in the Fortune list), but was rejected after letting slip in an interview that I had no idea what a learning curve was. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 01 2011

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Rank #13: Unrequited love and corporate idiocy

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When the new head of Tesco in the UK said he wanted staff to love customers, I followed up by visiting my local store, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 01 2011

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Rank #14: Money’s too tight to mention if you have lots of it

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It is surprisingly hard to be good at having money – harder than acquiring it in the first place. The perfect amount of money is when you hardly have to think about it at all, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 04 2011

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Rank #15: City bullyboys are as boorish as ever

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The chatroom banter of the forex traders shows little has changed in the banking culture, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 18 2014

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Rank #16: Why the most successful people just say no

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The main difference between yes and no is that one is easy and the other hard, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 15 2017

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Rank #17: Gongs for the year’s greatest guff

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All winners of the 2013 Golden Flannel Awards are exceptional, original, giants of jargon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 06 2014

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Rank #18: My future as a middle-aged grad trainee

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If I changed career now I would put my back into it like never before, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #19: Words that warn you not to open an email

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What is the most off-putting thing you can write in the subject line of an email? Lucy Kellaway has compiled a list, in ascending order of obnoxiousness. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 18 2013

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Rank #20: January is for cutting hours, not alcohol

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In elite circles it is becoming vulgar to flaunt workaholism and that view may be spreading For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 26 2016

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FT readers, I will miss you most of all

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After 32 years, you are still an enigma, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 25 2017

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How I lost my 25-year battle against corporate claptrap

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The exponential rise of guff in business shows no sign of abating, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 18 2017

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Apple's new grandiose office is for grown -ups

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Apple's $5bn headquarters is the world’s most expensive office and Steve Jobs' last posthumous hurrah, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jul 06 2017

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Don't listen to prigs: profanity is glorious

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Shock over swear words exposes some misplaced prudery, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 28 2017

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Let's have more 'womanterruption'

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Interruptions help cut short boring discussions. So instead of making men interrupt less, women should be made to do it more, argues Lucy Kellaway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 19 2017

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Why the most successful people just say no

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The main difference between yes and no is that one is easy and the other hard, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 15 2017

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Paul Romer’s ‘and’ quota is a false economy

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It was wrong to punish someone who tried to get his colleagues to write text that people might conceivably want to read, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 07 2017

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You heard it here first: hold fast to your antiques

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The tables are turning on Ikea and the fashion for Skandi tat, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 01 2017

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Amy the robot wants my job, but she's no match for me

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Voice bot Experimental Amy might represent serious competition if what she produced was halfway decent, but it isn't, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 21 2017

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To say older workers lack energy is ageist and wrong

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Modern fiftysomethings are perky, well-rested and free from domestic ties, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 17 2017

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There is nothing cute about innumeracy

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Abbott’s difficulty with a simple sum is evidence of a troubling assumption, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 10 2017

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Mondelez serves up 10 business clichés in one sentence

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‘Breakthrough’ is so stale it makes me almost feel sorry for the author, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 03 2017

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My speech was a car crash because I am too confident

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Good intentions led to a tour de force of clangers, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 24 2017

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Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

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Expensive ‘holistic’ leadership programmes do not solve anything, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 20 2017

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A masterclass in calling bullshit

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Puffed-up nonsense has been deemed worthy of academic study, says Lucy Kellaway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 11 2017

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The dedicated office chatters are being forced out

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Everyone will tell you they are too busy to talk — but it is not true, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 05 2017

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Codes of conduct breach the principles of common sense

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Like most humans, I am not naturally drawn to small print, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 30 2017

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Robert Kelly’s children remind us how pompous we are at work

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Viral video of domestic mishap shows the artificiality of the professional self, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 23 2017

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How I help my children navigate their incredible life journeys

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Unlike Angela Ahrendts, I am not ‘on 24/7’, say Lucy Kellaway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 16 2017

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Why do we let Warren Buffett get away with sexism?

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The Sage of Omaha tells old and unfunny jokes without recrimination, says Lucy Kellaway. Picture credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 07 2017

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iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
4
3
1
3

My feed will be poorer for loss of Lucy!

By Desert Fox 1989 - Feb 04 2017
Read more
Biting wit unleashed on corporations.

Lucy

By Coolidgefan - Apr 02 2016
Read more
She’s brilliant and the latest on consistency - or lack of it - rings true to me