Our Founder’s Inspiration by Dean Kershaw
Greetings and best wishes to all Global Vox. With Kunalsinh on sabbatical, I’ve been asked to fill in with words of wisdom from our founder. It’s a daunting task, but Kunalsinh has served as an inspiration for us since our beginning as a company, so it’s not difficult to recount his wisdom and guidance.
This month I’d like to talk about three cardinal virtues passed on to me by Kunalsinh: 1. Remember your roots; 2. Focus on the future; and 3. Trust your friends.
Remember your roots
One of Global Vox’s enduring strengths is its multicultural and multinational work force. We represent the best of our nation’s heritage. And the subtle difference in how we approach our work gives us a breadth of understanding of our multinational clients unmatched by purely national firms. To that end, let’s look at our founder, Kunalsinh Vaghela. Kunalsinh is a Rajput from the Vaghela dynasty (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaghela_dynasty). Kunalsinh is descended from the last Hindu monarchs who ruled Gujarat in the 13th Century. His father still bears the title of Maharana of Godhav. Rajputs, according to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajput), were not originally born to royalty, they became rulers based on their warrior ethos. With a keen sense of ancestry and a fierce devotion to personal honor, the Vaghela’s are known for their dependability and personal integrity. Kunalsinh is emblematic of his roots: he is personally driven to succeed and when he gives you his word, there is no doubt in the outcome. He is honest to a fault. He tells it like its and doesn’t deal in half truths. I trust him like a brother.
Focus on the future
While we pay homage to the past (we’re the sum of our experiences and training), we live in the present and must focus on our future so we can chart our way ahead. We do this by embracing the ideal of continuous improvement in our personal and business lives. Personally, we strive to better ourselves. Learning new skills. Seeking new challenges. Growing professionally and maturing as a person. Clearly, the emphasis on individual certifications bears witness to this journey. And our corporate ISO and CMMI certifications track our performance as a team. There is no better way to demonstrate professional competence than by delivering superior results on a client’s project, but third-party certifications serve as our calling card … attesting to the level of competence we bring to the table. Certifications light our way forward.
Trust your friends
Trust is a two-way street. It is the bond between friends, team members, and our clients. Trust is earned and demonstrated with our every interaction. It’s not something you turn on and off depending on how you feel. Once breached, it’s lost forever. It’s the understanding that your word is your bond. It doesn’t mean that you agree on everything. On the contrary, you may often disagree … but you know you’ll get an honest answer and a commitment to see the job to its logical conclusion. I trust Kunalsinh, as a friend and brother. [Yes, this ties back in to point number one.]
That’s all for this month. See you here in October.