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Pilita Clark is an associate editor and business columnist at the Financial Times. She writes a weekly column on modern corporate life, as well as features and other articles.
She has worked for the FT since 2003, covering aviation and the environment, and was previously a Washington correspondent for Australian newspapers and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
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It takes very little to turn customer relations disaster into triumph
The stratospheric confidence that drives entrepreneurs can sometimes be their undoing
Delivering unwelcome truths to power often backfires for the messenger — that has to change
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Why do we care so much about the most private room in the office?
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A planned global workers’ strike in September will test corporate resolve on the issue
Skilled EU workers still seek UK jobs, but data from LinkedIn shows numbers falling
For most people, only practice can make you look spontaneous
Pressure for action is growing but many in-house legal teams see their role as to advise rather than lead. Plus: interview with BHP’s Caroline Cox
New-found popularity is bringing big money, and big risks, into female football
Many modern businesses offer baffled outsiders no clues about what it is they actually do
Aspiring leaders must understand their weaknesses more than their strengths
Parental leave needs to be seen as a right for men, not just a choice