Eager to brush up on your management skills, but having trouble dragging yourself off the golf course? Kenneth Blanchard, the man who brought us The One-Minute Manager, has figured out a way to have it all.
Two years ago Blanchard launched The Golf University at San Diego, where executives learn management skills from golf pros. Day one, Blanchard counsels that like a good manager the pros will coach students through their disillusionment, support them through reluctance, and delegate to them at their peak performance. He reminds them that 80% of their improvement comes from 20% of their activities. Blanchard opened a second school in the Ozarks last May. "It's a slow sell," he says, noting his handicap has dropped from 19 to 11. "We're not known in the golf business."
-- Elizabeth Conlin