Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

"Where Everyone Knows Your Name" is the title of my Presidents Message in the January issue of Golf Course Management. It begins with:  

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. 
Wouldn’t you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” 

While attending a recent industry meeting, a good friend and I engaged in a conversation about his current position. This individual is a respected professional who has served in a variety of roles in his career. He informed me that his current position was obtained in large part because of his interpersonal skills, not his considerable grass-growing ability. He added that the individual he replaced also had sound agronomic skills, but that person was more comfortable behind the scenes. 

The remainder of the message can be found here: "Where Everyone Knows Your Name."

Friday, January 4, 2019

Finding a Healthy Balance

"Finding a Healthy Balance" is the title of my Presidents Message in the December issue of Golf Course Management. It begins with: 

When I was in fifth grade, I was awakened one night by red flashing lights outside my home. Disoriented and frightened, I scurried to the front door in time to see my father being loaded into am ambulance on a gurney. In the coming days, we learned dad had developed diabetes and suffered a diabetic seizure. 

The remainder of the message can be found here:  "Finding a Healthy Balance."