Excerpts from an Interview with Mr. Ramana Kovelamudi,Serial Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer, Prasad Hospitals.

The 26-year-old serial entrepreneur, CEO of Prasad Hospitals, has shown a desire to improve and constantly innovate even when his team already considered him to be a great people manager. This ability to create new and unique practices with solid impact over his stakeholders makes him appear here again.

Great People Managers Interviews (Speak) initiative has been launched to help thriving and aspiring People Managers to learn from the journey of our GPMs and use these silver bullets to create a High-Trust, High-Performance work culture…


Excerpts from an interview with Srinivas Surapnai, VP, Global Capability Center, Schneider Electric

With an experience of 18 years as a people manager, Srinivas Surapani has led a distinguished career. His dedication to bringing HR transformation through enhancement of employee digital experience, increasing efficiency, and building effective HR operations, is unparalleled. Srinivas has always believed that people are the driving force of any organization and that investing in their satisfaction and commitment is the most important role of any leader. …


Excerpts from an Interview with Ajay Oberoi, Former CPO, IDBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

A seasoned HR and business professional with over four decades of experience, Dr Ajay excels in delivering an innovative and superior culture development agenda.

His ability to inspire managers across age groups through effective communication and in-depth knowledge have made him the team’s favourite. His keen understanding of human behaviour and empathetic style of people management has led to his inclusion in the Forbes 100 Great People managers list, 2020.

1. Great People Managers Interviews (Speak) initiative has been launched to help to thrive and aspiring…


Excerpts from an Interview with Ms. Bhargavi Sunkara, Global Head of the Corporate Technology team for BNY Mellon. Conducted on December 29, 2020, by Dr. Deepika Dabke and Dalreen Patrao.

Bhargavi Sunkara, is an expert technological leader with over 25 years of experience, she has worked with many Fortune 500 companies. At BNY Mellon, she brings her expertise in technology for all corporate functions, by innovating and delivering maximum value. We would like to believe that she definitely has coded her way into acquiring exceptional people management skills.

Great People Managers Interviews (Speak) initiative has been launched to help to…


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2020 has been a year of revolution as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe upending all types of business and personal plans. Startups have been highly impacted, but many have found ways to navigate these changes, relying on the power of their people. In such times, Great Manager Institute and Forbes India have honoured entrepreneurs as part of their list of Top 100 Great People Managers in the country.

Great Manager Institute, known for its widely accepted manager certification program using a coach and e-learning modules, along with its partner Forbes India, known worldwide for its well-evaluated lists, released…


Top 100 Great People Managers 2020 (© Forbes India)

Forbes India, in its October issue, announced the annual list of top 100 great people managers in India, compiled by the Great Manager Institute. The list arrived through a 4 layered evaluation of managers spanning more than a thousand companies, conducted over a period of one year, it was informed in a statement. The list has names of CEOs as well as first-time managers and there is no ranking provided for the same.

“This list celebrates people managers of India who have the highest net worth in relationships. These leaders have shown exceptional ability to connect with their team members…


Kirti Prasad, a Quality Manager in a large heavy engineering organization, had a unique challenge. With 9 members in his team, he realized that the camaraderie and spirit of togetherness were fading away gradually. A team that was once recognized for its commitment, results and heroism was losing its shine. For the recent internal job posting program for an opportunity in his team, there were hardly any applicants. In what appeared to be the final nail in the coffin, the most prestigious quality systems implementation, in their largest plant in Mumbai, went to the global team.

For change to happen…


A budding edu-tech start-up in the space of People Management has partnered with an active community for entrepreneurs to network, making it simpler for these individuals to understand their managerial talent.

As Community Ecosystem Partner, Pushstart is offering their members the chance to grow and boost their brand with the opportunity of being featured in Forbes India. The Great People Manager Study assesses People Managers basis their team feedback, capturing data that is further conveyed through reports with benchmarks and recommendations.

The Top 100 Individual Managers and Top 50 Organizations recognized from the Study will be invited to the Great…


A leader is generally someone whose vision and goals are aligned with those of his followers. People respect and are inspired by him to allow themselves to be guided by his actions. A manager, on the other hand, is more structured in his activities and behaviour. To ensure optimum efficiency and productivity, he establishes processes and systems among his team’s functioning.

A people manager is defined as someone who manages relationships with the people around him. In order to be a Great People Manager™, one must also embrace the leadership side of this role.

A large area of responsibility lies…


Millennials (individuals born between the years 1981–2000) are the most prevalent generation in the workplace today, surpassing the number of Baby Boomers (1946–1964) and Generation X (1965–1980). Experts have predicted that millennials are on track to comprise 50% of the total global workforce by 2020. It is also interesting to note that millennials are no longer the youngest generation on the scene, and they’re starting to mature into older and higher-ranking professionals. …

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