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Listen to Lucy

Summary: Lucy Kellaway, the FT's management columnist, pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life. You can find more of Lucy Kellaway's columns from the Financial Times on our website and listen to more episodes of Listen to Lucy on iTunes, Stitcher, Audioboom or Soundcloud.

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 A blast of common sense frees staff from appraisals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:30

Accenture’s decision to remove the annual performance review is welcome news, says Lucy Kellaway

 The ugly are vanishing but with them goes talent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:26

The number of unattractive employees hired says a lot about the company, says Lucy Kellaway

 ‘Wrong skillset’ excuse masks a coup at the top of Barclays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:47

Never was there a more naked display of cunning in a Regulatory News Service announcement

 Microsoft mission statement: so many words, most of them empty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:08

After a lot of posturing, Satya Nadella finally slips in two words that mean something — ‘tough choices’, says Lucy Kellaway

 The dismal narcissism of step-counters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:41

There is nothing morally superior about walking a lot — the craze is head-bangingly boring, says Lucy Kellaway.

 The myth that ego can be left at the door | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:06

The ego that throws its weight around is the most tiresome. But the silent ego is most dangerous, says Lucy Kellaway.

 Why not giving a damn won’t stand in your way of success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:55

Caring about our work has become a weird status symbol. But it can make us mad and unproductive, says Lucy Kellaway

 Why we should admit we love ‘hateful’ estate agents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:21

Help is needed because even the sanest people become unhinged when buying and selling houses, says Lucy Kellaway.

 I would rather shine shoes than be a banker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:23

Lucy Kellaway explains why wielding a can of boot polish and a brush can result in greater job satisfaction

 A harsh lesson from Tim Armstrong, AOL’s very unappealing boss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:57

He is living proof that it is nonsense to argue that the most successful leaders are the humble ones, says Lucy Kellaway.

 Apps that stalk should at least be clever | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:30

Crystalknows uses public information to fake empathy but the real thing is more reliable, says Lucy Kellaway.

 Twitter chief’s six common crimes against the dictionary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:39

It was not only the social media platform’s financial results that were lowering, says Lucy Kellaway.

 The mystery of billionaires’ long marriages | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:49

It is remarkable how many of the super-successful have stuck by their first spouse, says Lucy Kellaway.

 A 30-year work anniversary is a freak event to be cheered | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:01

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

 Companies have their recruitment process upside down | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:39

The senior and the self-important should jump through the same hoops as new graduates, says Lucy Kellaway


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