Category: Analysis

The American View: Silence is Endorsement

Author: Keil Hubert

The business world doesn’t need to become the military, but it does need to emulate the military when it comes to repudiating hatred and bigotry. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert argues that leaders in every industry have a... Read more

The American View: Leadership as Performance Art

Author: Keil Hubert

The first step in assuming a new leadership role is to earn people’s trust. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert and YouTube film critic Brad Jones discuss how faithfully emulating an established archetype helps to create trust and goodwill... Read more

The American View: Be the Walrus

Author: Keil Hubert

Password complexity rules alone won’t keep an account secure. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert argues that password reset ‘security questions’ undermine account security measures … so long as the answers to those security questions are true. In the... Read more

The American View: The Towering Inferred ‘No’

Author: Keil Hubert

Maybe – just maybe – your people aren’t underperforming because there’s something wrong with them. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert suggests that the root cause of the problem may lie in how your employees perceive you. Movie goers... Read more

Fighting Fire with Ire

Author: Keil Hubert

If you want to change your corporate culture, you have to first understand your corporate culture. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert relates the story of a well-meaing executive to tried to fix his broken organisation by ‘fixing’ each... Read more

Tragic Yearning

Author: Keil Hubert

You can’t fix a broken process until you understand the motivations of the people performing the process. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert explores why leaders should avoid simply throwing money, bodies, and technology at underperforming business units and... Read more

Pants-Tastic Voyage

Author: Keil Hubert

Interviewing is a trained skill, and most people perform it completely untrained. Small wonder that suboptimal candidates frequently get hired. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert suggests that even silly pop-culture references can help new interviewers understand the more... Read more

Weathering Spite

Author: Keil Hubert

When an interviewer asks you where you see yourself in five years, run! Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert argues that this seemingly-innocent is a trap – it’s really an opportunity for the interviewer to project their own drama... Read more

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