Author: Keil Hubert

The American View: Understanding the Seven Month Itch

Author: Keil Hubert

Strange as it might seem, a new job has a lot in common with a new romantic relationship. As such, business leaders can learn how to improve employee satisfaction and commitment by analysing old romantic comedies. No, really. We could... Read more

The American View: Interviewing for the Feint-Hearted (Redux)

Author: Keil Hubert

A good interview isn’t just a data exchange; one question prompts one answer. A good interview involves a spirited exchange of questions, clarifications, ideas, examples, and explanations. The best interviews are set up to achieve exactly that, using prompts, misdirections,... Read more

The American View: Metaphysical Minefields (Redux)

Author: Keil Hubert

Interviewing is highly stressful at the best of times – for everyone involved. Even when the candidate and the interviewer(s) put on their best performance, there’s always a chance that something said will hit a sour note and foul up... Read more

The American View: Power Plays

Author: Keil Hubert

Most people despise office politics; they just want to perform their tasks to the best of their ability and get rewarded for their hard work. Learning that the work itself often comes last in upper management’s ineffable priorities can be... Read more

Sherman’s March to the C:\

Author: Keil Hubert

The more storage space a person is given, the less disciplined that person will be in deciding what should and shouldn’t be stored there. This is especially true in enterprise networks, where data storage is cheap, people can be cavalier, and detritus can accumulate until even the largest SANs are choked off with non-work-related content.

The American View: Reach Out and Support Someone

Author: Keil Hubert

Insider threat cases are all over the news right now. Companies are eager to invest in complex, comprehensive monitoring technologies to detect potential rogue employees. Automated monitoring, though, can’t provide the empathy, support, and nuanced analysis that a fellow human... Read more

The American View: Bloodless Sport

Author: Keil Hubert

Power dynamics at the executive level can seem peculiar to an outsider. Instead of violence or decisive battles, many organisations’ internal power struggles seem to consist largely of petty insults and minor public posturing. That’s a reflection of zero-sum credibility... Read more

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