Category: motivation

The American View: Your Paper, Please

Author: Keil Hubert

People often have odd reasons for their office behaviour. Security investigators need to be aware that their enthusiasm to catch a miscreant might cause them to assume ill intent where there’s no conscious intent at all.   People usually have... Read more

The American View: Realistic Villains in Workplace Stories

Author: Keil Hubert

Stories are crucial tools in every leader’s kitbag. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger warns that ‘effective leaders convey ideas and intent to their people through well-crafted and believable anecdotes. Most of the dystopian fiction that I’ve read recently – especially in... Read more

The American View: A Star is Borne

Author: Keil Hubert

Our formative experiences in childhood sometimes pay dividends in adult life. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger relates how a ridiculous martial arts tournament taught him about career survival in a dysfunctional office. I promised at the end of my last column that I’d leave... Read more

The American View: Avalanche of Despondency

Author: Keil Hubert

Sure, the previous American View column was pretty depressing. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger apologizes for bringing everyone down and tries to re-phrase his core argument (that we all need to help our depressed co-workers). Last month I posted an... Read more

The American View: Dead Inside Like Retsuko

Author: Keil Hubert

People all around you are suffering thanks to a lack of hope for their professional future. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. blogger exhorts you to leverage your position as a leader to bring those people genuine hope. How did you start your... Read more

How to ‘find your why’ in business

Author: webeditor

Award-winning motivational speaker Simon Sinek’s latest book Find Your Why is designed to help you find your purpose as a business leader and is a follow up to his international bestseller Start With Why. The book provides readers with a number of practical... Read more

Samsung investigates what makes a good day at work

Author: webeditor

SMEs are spending nearly three and a half hours on sales and close to three hours on marketing a week to drive new business, with IT accounting for two hours and 47 minutes, and office management almost three hours, according... Read more

The American View: On Why?

Author: Keil Hubert

Understanding and being able to articulate why you do the things you do is immensely important in evaluating your potential as a potential hire. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger leverages some business school and military school teaching material to help argue... Read more

Overwhelm’er, Gantry!

Author: Keil Hubert

It’s been 15 years since Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert was sent to a week-long ‘change facilitation’ course. Looking back on the experience, he has a warning for companies considering hiring outside vendors to motivate their workers. Picture this:... 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

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