Vowels of Leadership

What rowels are to spurs; vowels are to words. They are the jingle of rhythm and points of meaning. We change the world one person at a time, beginning with us!

Vowels of LeadershipWhat rowels are to spurs
— vowels are to words.

They are the jingle of rhythm
— and, points of meaning.

On a road trip when the kids were young, my son responded in exasperation to the parental coaching with his comment “Today, I want to be my own boss!”

To be successful in that desire, he became a leader of one and, eventually, many more. So must we.


All we do begins with a thought. Whether we think we can, or can’t, we’re right. The secret is not to wear rose-colored glasses. It is to wrap our arms around the reality of what Is and, then, choose to make the best of It.


Our actions speak so much louder than what we say. Words might motivate. Deeds inspire. For the naysayers who claim it can’t be done, the debate is easily won, by doing It. Courage is defined as, always, doing the right thing.


Fascination and Curiosity have discovered more new frontiers than Resignation and Despair. Asking “Why?” prompts others to answer our questions. When the answers stop is where the fun really begins!


Unless you’re lead dog the view never changes. Authenticity in Thought, Word, Deed, Habit, and Character, is where we discover our Destiny. We only get one chance to make a good first impression. To blaze new trails, we must push past the fear of the unknown.


All of the Logic in the world is of little value without an equal measure of Emotion. Beyond the basic education and experience of Knowledge and Wisdom, is Understanding. It is much more powerful than empathy, because it wants to fathom the deepest part of another person.

Add in the Consonants from the many other facets of leadership and the world changes. First, we change — then, others change in response to the new person we have become. The ripple effect improves our lives and all whom we touch.

Good, better, best.
Never let us rest;
Until our good is better,
And, our better, best!


Author: Kim Foard

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

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