Author: Keil Hubert

The American View: Don’t Tell Me to Bounce Back

Author: Keil Hubert

The global pandemic is stressing most people out. That’s normal. We’re living in difficult times. The next time someone admonishes you to deal with that stress by simply ‘becoming more resilient,’ throw an egg at them as hard as you... Read more

The American View: Literally Dispirited

Author: Keil Hubert

Security professionals tend to hold ourselves to impossible standards, demoralizing ourselves and negatively impacting our work. There are logical reasons for this that we need to recognize, because our work is meaningful (even if we never score a book deal).... Read more

The American View: The Invisible Manager

Author: Keil Hubert

There are bad bosses. There are weak bosses. Most to be feared, through, are the sadistic bosses. This year’s remake of the classic monster movie The Invisible Man resonates with audiences because of how much its villain resembles the kind... Read more

The American View: Gone with the Chagrined

Author: Keil Hubert

Organisations love to share their triumphs with new hires while shying away from discussing failures. Some even go so far as to recreate the stories of their greatest mistakes as noble victories so as to assuage their wounded pride. This... Read more

The American View: Pride and Perhaps Prejudice

Author: Keil Hubert

Why would a leader deliberately turn away top talent because of a peculiar affectation for anachronistic social habits? More importantly, why would a company allow such a practice? People are fascinating; even those people that wouldn’t deign to hire you... Read more

The American View: Fear of Transparency

Author: Keil Hubert

What’s the point of publishing rules if company leaders aren’t going to enforce those rules? What purpose do they serve in deterring unacceptable conduct? Should we simply do away with organisational policies entirely and just hope for the best? How... Read more

The American View: The Interview Terminators

Author: Keil Hubert

Our visions of the dark future accurately predicted evil machines oppressing the human race. We erred slightly in thinking that they’d walk and shoot; in reality, all they do is stop us from getting job interviews because of subtle biases... Read more

The American View: Rogue Squaddie

Author: Keil Hubert

Resource scarcity requires oversight. Whoever gets stuck policing the limited-but-desired resource becomes the office ‘bad guy.’ It’s inevitable. It’s frustrating. It’s bad for morale. Why do we do this? Because the organisation that doesn’t gets ripped off by its own... Read more

The American View: Shirking from Home

Author: Keil Hubert

Working from home is likely Business Reporter’s resident American ‘blogger’s favourite perqs. It’s liberating, making everything more productive and less stressful. It’s also stressful in its own right thanks to poor workers who made the entire WFH programme synonymous with... Read more

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