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About Vipul Kukreja

Vipul Kukreja is a Business Coach, Consultant, Mentor, Facilitator and Trainer. He assists business owners, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in achieving their goals with an effortless Flow. Through his notable methodology, he empowers owners and senior leadership in transforming their businesses and careers from being vulnerable to viable.

He is currently working on Viability.in, a unique concept of benefiting his customers create valuable, marketable and sellable businesses. The engagement begins by assessing various scenarios, working alongside the customer and regularly navigate the challenges in achieving the goals.

Vipul Kukreja is also the Founder & CEO of M2S Consulting (India) Private Limited and is a promoter of Viability.in

Can a Coach generate significant ROI for your Business?

Are you a sports lover? Are you a fan of any particular footballer? No, this isn’t a contest. These questions are just for your own consideration and are intended to take you to another goal altogether. Let’s assume that your favorite footballer is Lionel Messi. You will agree that as a footballer, Messi has exceptional skills. Now think and answer. What factors have gone into making him such a terrific player? Has he acquired his exceptional footwork, dribbles, passes and more all on his own? Your likely answer is that the factors that make Messi such a terrific footballer are his talent, hard work, determination and consistent practice. Indeed, his skills and efforts have played a crucial role in his success. But we cannot overlook the role that his mentors and coaches have played in honing his talent. It is his coach who gives him directions, plans a strategy for him to follow and helps him improve his skills. You see, coaching skills are vital too. So are there any similar business coaching skills too? Can we benefit with coaching from peers? Will it help our business grow? Let us first check what these coaching skills are: The ‘Ask’ approach: A good coach always gives importance to asking powerful questions rather than merely doling out instructions. He allows the employees to come up with far more committed and engaging solutions so that they are motivated to put in extra efforts to reach or exceed their goals. An employee, who generates his own ideas, not only enjoys personal development, he also contributes significantly to his company’s progress. No ready-made answers: A coach is not required to provide ready-made answers or solutions to employees. Instead of spoon-feeding them, [...]

By | 2015-05-27T02:36:58+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Feng Shui in Business – A new perspective

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline that’s employed to usher prosperity and positive energy into your premises. If you are thinking that I am now going to tell you how to apply those Feng Shui elements to bring success to your business, well, you are partially correct! I am going to tell you about the elements, as well as their human representation in your company. One of my friends is a great believer in Feng Shui. He recently invited me to take a look at his remodeled and redesigned office that now incorporated Feng Shui elements. I wondered if any physical modifications could indeed bring in prosperity. When I visited his office, I did find tremendous energy in him and almost all his employees. Impressed and curious, I listened very attentively as he explained the modifications and all the Feng Shui elements that he had brought into his office space. Listening to him, I discovered quite a few interesting and surprising things. The most important thing that I discovered was that while the physical changes were all to his office premises, the corresponding Feng Shui elements were directly related to the people working in his organization. It matched my own beliefs in the sense that I too deem human factors to be more important than the Vastu of the place where we live and work. I am jotting down some of my key observations for the benefit of anyone who wants to utilize Feng Shui for their business. Feng Shui Laughing Buddhas: As per Feng Shui, The Laughing Buddha minimizes stresses and worries and brings joy and happiness to your life. Let’s see it from a human perspective. You can have employees that connote [...]

By | 2015-05-14T05:45:21+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

5 Powerful Habits of ‘A’ Players

Take any B-school book, and you will find that it talks about various aspects, features and requirement of skillful management. Most management books focus on plans, control, leadership, strategy and organizing things. It is quite true that all these factors are of great importance in business. However, no book tells ‘A’ players about how to unlock the energy within the team members. An ‘A’ player cannot just sit in his cabin and run the business through a remote control. He also needs to engage with the employees, his colleagues and the top management people. Plus, of course, nowadays his social network requires attention too. He needs to give them all a vision and also have the capability to unite them for a common goal. A good ‘A’ player brings out the finest qualities of everyone participating in a business goal. So what qualities make a natural-born ‘A’ player? With my decade and a half long recruitment consulting experience, I have discovered that all ‘A’ players have a few key habits in common, and with a little effort in the right direction, anyone can develop these ‘A’ habits in themselves. Here I discuss five most prominent habits of an ‘A’ player that anyone can follow to make a key difference to their team and organization. 1) Be a willing giver Givers prioritize helping others. If the leader of the team is a giver, then it alters the behavior and the norms of the rest of the team as well. The rest of the team members too feel compelled to help others. Thus the givers become role models for other team members and help to change behavior norms of the entire team, ultimately contributing to the organization [...]

By | 2015-05-06T08:07:55+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Positive Thoughts

“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”  - Brian Tracy We do love to hear such positive thinking quotes which dole out doses of motivation, don’t we! It is quite true that positive thinking can work as a great tool towards overcoming obstacles and reducing our stresses. Positive thinking is very helpful for both- individuals as well as businesses. That’s the reason; organizations regularly conduct seminars and workshops on ‘positive thinking’ so that positive thoughts keep echoing in the minds of their employees. However let me point out a much neglected but very vital point. Positive thinking alone is not enough. It needs to be followed by positive action too. You see, if positive action is neglected, positive thinking alone will not bring home benefits for you. Yet most of the time, we skip this very crucial step of blending positive thoughts with positive actions. Positive Thinking Vs Positive Fantasy Having unrealistic expectations or having fantasies is very different from positive thinking. Quite often both these terms- positive thinking and positive fantasy - are misinterpreted as being synonymous. Thinking of reducing your weight by thirty kilos is a nice goal and it does reflect a positive thought process towards gaining better health. However this positive thought alone cannot induce a reduction in your weight. To shed the extra kilos, you need to exercise and follow healthy food habits on a regular basis. Only then will you see the kilos drop and the weighing scale needle inch leftwards. This rule applies to all goals, whether it is scoring in grade exams, reaching your customer targets or running a business. To illustrate my point through the words of a very practical genius, let [...]

By | 2015-04-30T07:17:25+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Management Significance of Holi

Holi is a colourful and joyous festival of India. Colours are a part of our culture and reflect in our art and day to day living - whether it is Red Fort , white beauty Taj Mahal , Pink City Jaipur or Blue City Jodhpur. Our art, culture, architecture, cuisine, cities and most importantly our hearts are filled with colours. Holi is one of the most popular festivals across the globe and the values associated with Holi are being adopted by best companies all over the world. We celebrate colours of life with full swing during the Holi festival. Holi has social, mythological and cultural significances, apart from celebration of colours. We forget that Holi also has management significances. Below is the brief how Holi has management significances. Social connectivity of Holi and management We bonfire the sticks, logs and dead leaves on the day before Holi. Dances and celebration on the eve of bonfire are to forget the bad old memories and welcome the spring with joy. It’s a tradition that even enemies forget hard feelings and turn to be allies. The wall between rich and poor vanishes and the spirit of brotherhood brings tremendous joy to all. Hierarchy in the corporate world does not allow crossing the limitations of official etiquettes. Holi teaches us to burn the barriers to communication created due to the management hierarchy. The healthy organization culture will break these traditional silos among colleagues and peers. Our client, a management consulting firm is a good example to share. They have a dynamic team, which is supportive and helpful. The barriers across levels are great leveller and direct communication is encouraged. The lessons of Holi have helped them create a culture [...]

By | 2015-03-05T07:36:31+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The must have “A”s of an ‘A’ players

“A”s of an ‘A’ players Are you searching for an ‘A’ player for your company? Then what is the benchmark when you select an ‘A’ player for your business? We cannot list global qualities of an ‘A’ player because every company/ every organization has a different perspective of their ‘A’ players. The definition of an ‘A’ player differs from industry to industry, company to company for their ‘A’ player based on roles. Hence, how to decide whether a candidate selected is an ‘A’ player? You can test an ‘A’ player for your company by A3 Test. Now what is A3 Test? You can test him on Ability, Aptitude and Attitude. Ability: Ability is the first criteria of A3 test. The knowledge and skills of the ‘A’ players are crucial. Since an ‘A’ player has to lead others, his knowledge in that particular field helps him to guide others. Also, his expertise helps the company to grow. Every skill of an ‘A’ player finally contributes to the firm as well as to his team. Aptitude: Every person cannot have mastery in all the fields. So, it is true that even ‘A’ player lacks some skills. Moreover, you may ask, how will he tackle the situation without proper knowledge. Here comes the second element “Aptitude”. Every ‘A’ player has an unique aptitude that he is always ready to learn new things. He is always flexible to adapt himself to the new changes. He readjusts the new skills easily and quickly and makes himself ready for the new changes. Attitude: Our third element of A3 test is Attitude. The unique styles of ‘A’ player is that he adjusts to any team and any company culture. Here, he needs [...]

By | 2015-01-20T07:11:09+00:00 January 17th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Five must have skills for ‘A’ players

In today’s fast-paced global economy, every company wishes to be the best. Moreover, the success of the company depends on the skills of the ‘A’ player of the enterprise. Recently we held a seminar on How an ‘A’ player can bring rapid progress in the organization. During the discussion, we spoke about the five essential characteristics that ‘A’ player needs to pay more attention . ‘A’ player has to recognize them and adapt them accordingly. Focus: The first quality that a leader requires is to identify the problem, analyze it and understand what is more important and what is least. You may notice that your team is wasting time in preparing meaningless reports, unnecessary PPT’s or discussing unwanted agendas. In such cases, you need to be firm and take decisions to come up with some appropriate directions. ‘A’ player also needs to convey this issue to other ‘A’ players as well as ‘B’ players. The shared focus will help you align other stakeholders to the objectives, by getting their buy-in. Culture: As an ‘A’ player you need to understand the behavior of the other employees. Creating a culture of focused working towards the goal will help reduce conflicts, doubts and lack of commitment.  The culture of your organization depends on you. Healthy organization culture will add value to your output. Win Other’s Minds: ‘A’ player has to understand the ‘B players’. However, this need not require changing their attitude. He has to win them over and their minds. This will also indirectly reflect on the overall work and thereby increase the productivity of the organization. Cultivate Leaders in Others: Is it necessary an ‘A’ player leads from the front. No company would expect him to [...]

By | 2015-01-08T06:10:32+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Three pillars for the leaders

As a leader, whatever you expect to happen or try to make it actually happen depends on the willingness of other people. So, when we speak about successful leadership, it depends on how you motivate others to do the job. As a leader: Do you need someone to believe in your ideas? Do you want others to buy your product? Do you wish to do something that is of your interest? As a leader, you need not push them towards your goals. Here we are not talking about how to manipulate others. However, we are talking about empathy…It is not just motivating others, but it's giving inspiration to others. How can you achieve it as a leader? “Feel as you are the other person and start from there” This is the key to inspire others. This rule is applied to all fields, whether it is sales or teaching. Here we can apply a few rules of spirituality to business. You heard it correctly….You have to feel the other person’s feelings, sense how his/her mind will work. You have to see through the eyes of others. When your ability to empathize gets deeper with practice, you learn to settle down your inner state. Once you think from the perspective of the other person, you can sense what’s in other’s interests. Moreover, the power to understand others makes it easier for you to connect to other’s interest. The process of implementing your ideas becomes easy with the realization of others thoughts. Once you start understanding others, you connect them closely. And hence conveying your ideas becomes very easy for you. Becoming the other person opens up a world of understanding. Here your communication flows naturally and becomes [...]

By | 2015-01-03T17:18:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Writing Down Goals

Do you think that writing down your goals is funny? You might believe it is a myth that success rate is more if you write down your goals. We know that you are very busy…. So even if you are busy, please don’t hand over the attached paper to your secretary to fill it on behalf of you. We all know the importance of goal settings! Moreover, many of us have succeeded in achieving the goal. However, are you happy with what you gained? Or you still find something is missing? Even after achieving lot of success, you still find your success is incomplete. …Why does it always happen? This is because while you were busy in achieving success, you were focused on your primary goals. However, what about the other minor things which were equally important? There lies the magic of WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS. We assure you that this is going to be a great gift for you that ever have received. Also, you will accept it within three months.  Still thinking that writing down is not going to help you? Take a pen or pencil and start writing down on the paper attached herewith. You hear it correctly. Write down all your goals. Make a list of all goals that come in your mind. Let it be your dreams or any wish, just write it down. Do not worry if your list is too long. Then take a look at your list of goals. You will be surprised to see that few things like watching movie, spending time with your kids, appreciating your employees were in your subconscious mind….. It is accepted that all these things cannot be referred as goals. However, [...]

By | 2014-12-30T18:17:11+00:00 December 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Benefits of Recruitment Agencies in Finding Job

3 Reasons why you should take help of Recruitment Agency for finding job You have achieved your degree with a lot hard work, and now searching for a good career. However, the first step of your career is very important and equally difficult. It’s important as it is your first job. And it is difficult as you may have rejection fear even though you are well prepared for your interview. So, is it the right approach to take help of recruitment agency to find your dream job? How these recruitment agencies will help you? Is there any other benefit of hiring such agencies for your dream job? What else those agencies offer? And how to select the right recruiting agency when there are so many agencies out there? Here are few tips to find the right recruiting agency while hunting for your first job. Taking help of recruiting agency will save your time and will definitely help you to select your dream job. photo credit: Tax Credits via photopin cc How these recruitment agencies will help you? Most of the agencies help their candidates to write their CV. They suggest the changes in your resume and remould your resume according to the requirement of the company having opening. This is possible as, they are aware about the company’s exact requirement. If CV reflects everything that the company requires, then your chance to get that particular job increases. This saves your time and energy in finding the right job for you. What are the benefits of hiring recruiting Agency? First of all you will get all support from the agencies right from creating CV to making yourself ready for interview. Secondly, if you are [...]

By | 2014-12-08T12:36:51+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments