Category: Leadership

The American View: Can We Come Back from Covideodrome?

Author: Keil Hubert

Months of isolation and boredom are slowly poisoning us via our social media feeds. If we don’t take deliberate measures to reintegrate our scattered workforce, the return-to-work free-for-all is going to expose just how fractured and incompatible we’ve all become... Read more

The American View: Don’t Tell Me to Bounce Back

Author: Keil Hubert

The global pandemic is stressing most people out. That’s normal. We’re living in difficult times. The next time someone admonishes you to deal with that stress by simply ‘becoming more resilient,’ throw an egg at them as hard as you... Read more

The American View: The Invisible Manager

Author: Keil Hubert

There are bad bosses. There are weak bosses. Most to be feared, through, are the sadistic bosses. This year’s remake of the classic monster movie The Invisible Man resonates with audiences because of how much its villain resembles the kind... 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: 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: 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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