Author: Keil Hubert

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

The American View: The Sinister Secret of “Stud Planet”

Author: Keil Hubert

Qualification fraud is rampant. People falsely claim to hold degrees and certifications, even to have published content, just to be considered for competitive opportunities. Why people do this isn’t in question; what fascinates Business Reporter’s resident American ‘blogger is why... Read more

The American View: Christmas Miracles (in the Cubicle Farm)

Author: Keil Hubert

Christmas has come and gone and annual bonus pay-out season is upon us. Business Reporter’s resident American ‘blogger relates how thwarted expectations for both events can make a person bitter, dejected, and permanently cynical. Another year is behind us. My... Read more

The American View: Breakfast in Utopia

Author: Keil Hubert

Motivational speakers and leadership coaches exhort workers to pull together for the ‘common good.’ In reality, workers have pragmatic reasons to adopt tribal alliances inside their organisation. Realists must recognise and deal with this if they want to manage interdepartmental... Read more

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