Author Archives: Namita Winters

Sexual harassment in the workplace: meet weirdo Hans

Recently, New York Times, in an exposé, alleged that a very prominent Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, has been sexually harassing women for ages. Subsequent to the publication of that exposé, many other women have come forward and accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. Some have even accused him of rape. According to the article, he… Read More »

Weirdos of the corporate world: meet itchy Ritesh and pocket pool Richard

While meandering your way through the corporate world, your path will invariably cross the paths of a lot of weird characters. Some of them will be your colleagues and some of them will be your superiors/managers/leaders. It is relatively easy to work with weird colleagues, as you can navigate the “potholes” they create with some… Read More »

Why do many relationships run into troubled waters? Is it mostly lust and not love? Why many couples get is so wrong?

I am sure we all have heard about people—famous and otherwise—falling in love, starting a relationship, getting married and then divorcing a short time later; for some the divorce may happen within a year’s time. I could never wrap my head around how and why many relationships go sour and go south so quickly after… Read More »

Leaders vs. Dealers: Who/what are dealers, and what are the key differences between leaders and dealers?

It always surprises me how people casually and flippantly exalt nincompoops to the position of a “leader.” The first time I witnessed such an event take place in the corporate world, it was during a town hall meeting I attended, eons ago. A so-called “transformational leader” was visiting us and there was a town hall meeting with him… Read More »

A few facts about abusive managers/bullying bosses, and how to “deal” with those individuals?

I like many people had the great misfortune of working for abusive managers and bullying bosses very early on in my career. The manager at my second job was a serial tormentor and a bully. She disliked/hated all her team members. I don’t want to go into elaborate details about what that particular manager did… Read More »

The Rube Goldberg machines of the corporate world

Have you worked or do you work in an organization that follows one or many over-engineered process(es), commonly called the Rube Goldberg machines? For those who aren’t aware of the term Rube Goldberg machines, let me refer to Wikipedia to introduce Rube Goldberg and Rube Goldberg machine. Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer,… Read More »

The IT department in the corporate world—a case of the tail wagging the dog

In almost all non-Information Technology (IT) organizations, the IT department/functional area, like transpiration or friction, is a necessary evil. The IT Department, in those organizations, is a cost center, which means it doesn’t generate any revenue for the company but costs the company money to run it. Therefore, you would hope that it is imperative… Read More »

Inspirational life lessons from Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic (Nicholas James Vujicic) is a motivational speaker and an evangelist from Australia, living in the United States. He was born with a rare disorder called phocomelia—a medical condition that results in missing arms and legs. Many people would have been overwhelmed by this physical state, some would have even given up on life… but not Nick… Read More »

Is HR relevant anymore or is it a “dead” functional area walking?

HR is not relevant anymore; not as it currently stands and operates. To paraphrase a quote by Winston Churchill, “HR is a riddle, wrapped in incompetence, inside a dysfunction; but perhaps there is a key. The key is the self interests of the C-suite executives.” HR has lost its touch, the human-touch. Therefore, to regain its lost importance and rise… Read More »

English spoken classes for starters or beginners in bihar

Sumit Singh introduces us to “english spoken classes for starters or beginners in bihar.” He shares with us “…something about spoken English… and knowing different different type of techniques to introduce ourselves.” He talks about how “…lots of peoples today having a different different techniques to represent themselves.” He mentions that not introducing yourself properly “…will… Read More »

Faux Leaders, False Prophets and Insouciant Worker Bees

How many leaders—business, political and otherwise—are wearing “masks” to hide their true self? It seems that the world is full of people who claim to be leaders, but are faux leaders or, worse, no leader at all. Throughout history many powerful leaders who wielded absolute authority have used that authority to betray, manipulate, lie to and hoodwink the masses, to further their selfish agendas. It seems there are many sociopaths in leadership roles worldwide. Although, human history is replete with examples of destruction being wrought by faux leaders or false prophets, we the people are none the wiser about their hidden agenda. We remain divided over petty differences and continue to genuflect at the altar of these destructive individuals, and they continue to exploit us all. This cannot continue; a reboot is needed to usher in a new tomorrow, but the question is—How?