Leadership lessons on the Road: From a Golf Pro Shop, Tahoe Ca

Essence of Golf "Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening--It is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented." --Arnold Palmer

I saw this in a golf pro shop over the week-end and had to blog about it.  I think we can substitute the word “golf” with “life”, “relationship”, “being human”, and/or “leadership” and it would apply.

Essence of Leadership:

Leadership is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.  Leading people satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect.  It is at the same time rewarding and maddening.  It is without a doubt the greatest game (or challenge, effort, attempt, desire, willingness…) wo/mankind has ever invented (or attempted).”

Just like golf, the road of leadership is filled with sand traps, water issues, and being lost in the trees looking for you ball.  There are tons of moments of self-doubt, do-over (I play do-over, and I believe in leadership we get lots of chances to do-over too.  If not we are expecting too much out of ourselves and others.), and miracle hole in one.  But most of the time we find ourselves sub-par trying to get better one stroke (or one conversation) at a time.

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