Author: Keil Hubert

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

The American View: Intermediate Destination

Author: Keil Hubert

Good process designers know that you dare not make assumptions about tool availability or working conditions. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger shares the tale an innocent worker who almost got himself smushed thanks to a easily-predictable process failure. A consultant once... Read more

The American View: The Blair Witch Project Manager

Author: Keil Hubert

The rumors aren’t entirely true: Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger doesn’t hate ALL project manager. Just the awful ones. You should too. I’ve been accused of despising project managers, and that’s not an entirely inaccurate statement. In fairness, it’s incomplete. I... Read more

The American View: Consider the Guardians

Author: Keil Hubert

Some people will fight to the death to prevent having their minds changed. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger laments that working in Security Training requires you to gingerly suppress users’ instinctive emotional defences before you can get them to change their... Read more

The American View: The Brotherhood of the Unflattering Pants

Author: Keil Hubert

Sudden dress code changes are a pain in the tail. They’re often meant to be. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger reveals that some security chiefs will use seemingly-trivial orders specifically to suss out who on staff is inclined to disobey orders... Read more

The American View: Custer’s Last Sandwich

Author: Keil Hubert

Generations of young businesspeople have been indoctrinated to believe that ‘management’ is the opposite of ‘leadership.’ Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger argues that this is a baffling misunderstanding of what management is and how it works in the business world. The... Read more

The American View: The Art of Managerial Maintenance

Author: Keil Hubert

A good boss empowers you to succeed while an awful boss cruelly undermines your ability to lead. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger invokes the 1970s to argue that sometimes the only reforms a leader can implement are quiet and small-scale, right... Read more

The American View: The Audacity Principle

Author: Keil Hubert

People hate change. Institutions are comprised of people. Therefore, institutions naturally resist change. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger argues that sometimes the only way to initiate necessary reforms is to act like the cavalry and outmanoeuvre your own organisational culture.... Read more

The American View: Unquestionable Influence

Author: Keil Hubert

Nobody likes talking about suicide. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger argues that leaders have both a business continuity and a moral responsibility to talk about it at work no matter how uncomfortable the subject might be. Let’s discuss Business Continuity.... Read more

The American View: Dread Harvest

Author: Keil Hubert

The unfolding Cambridge Analytica scandal has confirmed something that Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger has been concerned about for some time: Facebook’s creepy ability to intuit connections between people that definitely aren’t ‘friends.’ Apologies to Mr. Zuckerberg, but I had severe... Read more