The Answers

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Reference, Humour & Gift

The Answers

All the office questions you never dared to ask

Lucy Kellaway

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847654380 (26 May 2011)

About the book

Should I tell my boss what I think of him?"How can I be more political and still be myself?"I have to sack my friend or fire someone better."I am a foreigner and my views are ignoredTypical conundrums faced by many of us, and just a few of the hundreds sent every week to Lucy Kellaway's popular 'agony aunt' column in the Financial Times. The sharp down-to-earth advice is invaluable for anyone negotiating the minefield of the modern office. Whether it's a problem of working with an ex-lover, firing a litigious employee or dealing with accusations of racism, Kellaway's advice is always simple and practical, and essential reading for those trying to cope with troublesome co-workers. Better still, there is the wisdom, rage, expertise and folly of the managers and self-appointed experts who add their thoughts. This is like Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? for business. And very funny too.

About the author

Lucy Kellaway is the management columnist at the Financial Times and well known for her pointed commentaries on the limitations of modern corporate culture. She was Columnist of the Year 2006, and is the author of Sense and Nonsense in the Office and Martin Lukes: Who Moved My BlackBerry?


...covers the gamut of problems that can crop up in office life...her answers will also offer much needed help and balm to soothe the troubled office waters.

- Publishing News

It dispenses water-cooler wisdom, not motivational gobbledygook...Traditional management advice has not addressed the nitty gritty of everyday office life. But a new book gets to the heart of those tricky questions that employees, rather than employers, want answered.

- Sunday Times to survive the awkward dilemmas of office life.

- Radio 4 The Bottom Line

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Reference, Humour & Gift