When handing out my annual guff awards last week, I wrote something I would now like to retract. I said clear language in business was perfectly possible if you tried hard enough.
Every January for the past decade, I have handed out awards for the horrible use of language in business. Usually, the task amuses me. This year, I have found the sheer weight...
The test of unsolicited feedback is not whether it is rude or unwelcome, but whether it serves the greater good
“Do not speak to me when you see me. If I want to speak to you, I will do so. I want to save my throat. I don’t want to ruin it by saying hello to all of you sons of b******.”
I am not creative. Neither are most of my colleagues. The Financial Times employs clever people who know how to spot stories, write them elegantly, and give readers the right...
Bragging about not working on holiday seems to be part of a wider trend in which fashionable execs flaunt not their long hours, but their short ones.
When you are in your twenties, it is hard to know if you are going to find a job satisfying until you have tried it. Even the best jobs are only intermittently energising or...
Where there is sexism, making a fuss — though boring for the person doing the complaining and for the person listening — is important. If nothing is said, nothing changes
There is a new way for CEOs to say: Mine is bigger than yours. It is done through what they are reading.
Last week, an anonymous colleague of Theresa May’s told the Financial Times how the new British Prime Minister used to comport herself in meetings, when she was Home Secretary: ...
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