“When someone in my team feels heartbroken or upset, I make it a point to listen first. I also share my knowledge of zen and how to access their inner wealth.” 

This is what differentiates managers from great leaders. They ensure that their employees’ self-worth grows with the organization. This story is about a leader who recently made it to the prestigious Top 100 Great People Managers list of 2021 by Great Manager Institute®, published in Forbes India, because of her exceptional leadership style.

She is an actress, yoga therapist, author, motivational speaker, and the founder of the Anu Aggarwal Foundation. We are talking about none other than Dr. Anu Aggarwal, who is the creator of AnuFunYoga™ (AFY), a remarkable tool for the mental health of an institution or group.

One of the six best practices she shared during the Great People Manager Study 2021 was “raising confidence”. She uses forgiveness and empathy to raise the confidence of all her employees and make the workplace happier.

“I try not to let my celebrity status make me unapproachable. I give all my teammates time and personal attention.” 

Great Managers Institute® aims to bring out the best in industry leaders. Our series “Is Your Work Family Happy” will share the best workplace practices of India’s Top 100 Great People Managers 2021.

According to GMI, this is what we can learn from Anu Aggarwal’s story:

  1. Be fair, empathetic, and approachable towards your teammates. 
  2. Forget hierarchy. Give your teammates the respect and time they deserve.
  3. Use compassion to understand their problems and offer solutions.
  4. Give your employees opportunities for self-development and self-growth.

If you believe your leadership skills are at par with the best practices shared in this story, participate in Great People Manager Study 2022 and get a chance to feature in India’s Top 100 Great People Managers list. We are eager to hear your story. Register here!

Cheers to great leaders!