Author: Keil Hubert

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

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

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