Author: Keil Hubert

The American View: Doesn’t Work for Me

Author: Keil Hubert

Vapid training is often worse than not training at all, especially when it comes to management and leadership skills. So, why do companies keep hiring ineffective and substance-free trainers to waste their workers’ time? Probably because the boss’s impression of... Read more

The American View: Smoking Breaks

Author: Keil Hubert

Some organisations’ scope of authority extends far beyond the inside of their facilities. This can be traumatic (and career-limiting) for workers who have never experienced a work environment where the boss can regulate what you do outside of the office.... Read more

The American View: Full Mental Straightjacket

Author: Keil Hubert

Well-written policy can be an excellent tool for maintaining good order and discipline in the office. Policy is also potentially useless once a worker steps outside the office. Policy writers need to consider rules and expectations for employee actions in... Read more

The American View: Show Dog Solutions

Author: Keil Hubert

Every corporate data centre features at least one expensive solution that only exists to glorify the person who demanded it be installed. These so-called ‘show dogs’ are an unnecessary drain on IT’s resources … and their patrons don’t care. Here’s... Read more

The American View: On Incomprehensibly Relaxed Security

Author: Keil Hubert

Job applicants should never be asked (or pressured!) to expose their sensitive personal information in order to be considered. Business Reporter's resident U.S. 'blogger shares a story of a major government agency demanding exactly that, in open contravention of its own security regulations.

The American View: Doctor (Advantageously) Strange

Author: Keil Hubert

Cybersecurity is largely a game of wits, imagination, and education; not exclusively an engineering problem. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger illustrates how American companies often undermine their cyber defences by overlooking their most interesting (and unconventional) applicants. America’s contemporary corporate hiring... Read more

The American View: Realistic Villains in Workplace Stories

Author: Keil Hubert

Stories are crucial tools in every leader’s kitbag. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger warns that ‘effective leaders convey ideas and intent to their people through well-crafted and believable anecdotes. Most of the dystopian fiction that I’ve read recently – especially in... Read more

Powerless Rangers

Author: Keil Hubert

Some job titles are dangerously misleading and need to be questioned before accepting an offer. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger warns that ‘project manager’ with no authority isn’t a ‘manager’ — it’s an disposable scapegoat. I was lost in a book last night,... Read more

The American View: The Captivating Allure of Flying Cars

Author: Keil Hubert

When Bell introduced its prototype Air Taxi at CES this month, it reignited the age-old dream of ‘flying cars.’ Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger argues that understanding the appeal of something as insanely dangerous as ‘flying cars’ requires a shift in... Read more

The American View: Who, me? Yes. Disastrously so.

Author: Keil Hubert

Failure often teaches us as much as success does, especially when learning new technologies. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger argues that every IT shop needs some space to safely conduct research and development in order to help its people grow. Technical... Read more

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