- Corporate Glimpses
This is the fourteenth of the series focusing on my corporate experiences. I was mentioning about my boss in SPIC, Dr. R. Natarajan in the previous issue. Even great people have got certain inherent weakness, which is termed as the last infirmity of noble minds. Dr. Natarajan, a renowned technical person in chemistry can grasp any subject very quickly. In SPIC, where only engineers were given preference in all fields, he was one among the few, who was respected for his expert power. His command over the subject and his nice presentation, no doubt, brought him laurels. One thing, I did not like in him was his drastic comments about the person, he was not comfortable with. That too, he would be very panchant in his remarks blasted at the face, in presence of the victim's juniors. The juniors would take advantage of that and make loose talks about the victim. I have felt very badly about many such incidents happened in my presence. In fact he used to comment about his deputy frequently to me, which would at times make me embarrassed.
This trait of that otherwise a noble character has issued warnings at my earlier age in my carrier - about how not to treat the subordinates. After all, experience is learning from others' mistakes. I have gained that negative experience of how not to treat the subordinates from my boss. When I teach that Inter personal relationship to my B-school students now, those incidents come in handy for my ready reference.
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