G: The Letter of Benign Leadership

I thank thee, Moon, for shining now so bright; For by thy gracious, golden, glittering gleams

A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare

The G is a direct descendant of the letter C, and although it retains some of the C's hotheadedness, its softer articulation imbues it with a more benevolent and thoughtful quality. To put it another way, G is a mature C which may account for its association for God, glory, grace, good, governor and gubernatorial -- derived from the Latin gubernator (helmsman).

G-men and women embody the G's leadership characteristics tempered by a desire to serve others. In the Cabala and other mystical Hebrew writings, the name for the letter G is Gimmel, which symbolizes a rich man running after a poor man to give him charity. So it’s not surprising that the traditional meaning of names beginning with the G reflect its gallant and gracious qualities: Sir Galahad, Gareth (gentle), Gaylord (brave) Gerald (warrior), Gilda (servant of god), Gallagher (eager helper), Godfrey (God's peace), Grace (of God), and Gloria (glory).

The G can be pronounced in two distinctly different ways: hard as in go-getter and grand, or soft and reflective as in genuflection, gentle, genial, gregarious and genuine.

With their ability to lead and influence others, G people enjoy above average success in business and politics, but are found at the bottom of the list when it comes to the arts and entertainment.