Lucy Kellaway’s top 10 columns

Lucy Kellaway has been writing about work for 25 years. As she prepares to leave the FT, we asked readers to pick the columns they have enjoyed the most. Here are the top choices

Men, women — all of us perform a valuable service

No is the new yes. I endeavour to refuse to do as much as I possibly can

There is not a single example of a business putting its values to music without mass humiliation

Whether it be silence or brevity, the medium is perfect for communicating quiet hostility

Meg Whitman’s lieutenant was ‘disappointed’ with what I’d written. Here is my considered response

When executives fall for an employee and overpromote them, they ensure disaster

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He is living proof that it is nonsense to argue that the most successful leaders are the humble ones

It’s all very well thinking we are good at what we do but it’s better to try to be good at it

Steve Jobs was clear, tetchy and completely in the right

JPMorgan Chase has released 123 edicts for staff — only one is any good