This past week I was very blessed to be able to take a 5 day trip to Argentina with my son, Jorge. We were graciously hosted by my friend Rafael Maratea. I am never one to miss an opportunity to promote the game of golf and leadership, so this trip was a wonderful opportunity to mix business with pleasure!
This is the first trip that my son and I have taken alone. Argentina is rich with history. We visited many historical locations and ate at several wonderful restaurants. We also were able to play golf at 3 different golf courses. These experiences are invaluable because it allows me to see the similarities and differences in how courses are maintained and presented. This type of knowledge and experience helps me to be a better golf course superintendent and continue to be creative and innovative.
I was honored to participate in a training seminar led by Rafael. He is a business coach and author of the book Leading with Swing. Argentina has a strong employee-centric philosophy and this training focused on building better communication to foster teamwork. Our leadership philosophies have many things in common and we were excited to discuss the possibility of writing a book together to combine our experience and expertise in order to help others.