Welcome to our “Lead the Way” series with Landscapes Golf Management! Today, Sadonna Manful, General Manager at Jackrabbit Run Golf Course in Grand Island, Nebraska, shares invaluable insights on leadership strategies that drive success in golf management.
Working Side by Side with Your Team:
At the heart of effective leadership lies the principle of collaboration. Sadonna emphasizes the importance of actively working alongside her team, whether it’s pitching in at the Pro Shop, assisting with food preparation, or even scooping snow. This hands-on approach not only fosters a sense of camaraderie but also helps accomplish shared goals.
The Power of Positive Delegation:
Sadonna’s leadership style involves positive delegation. Instead of dictating tasks, she invites her team to contribute by asking for their help.
Fostering a Family-Like Work Culture:
At Jackrabbit Run, the team is more than just colleagues; they’re a family. The workplace is infused with a sense of fun and adventure, making every day enjoyable. This family-oriented culture, coupled with collaborative efforts, contributes to achieving common goals.
Open Communication and Support:
Sadonna takes pride in knowing her staff personally. Their open communication channels create an environment where team members feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas. The doors are always open for any concerns or questions, emphasizing the supportive nature of the leadership.