Not Invented Here

The acronym NIH stands for “Not Invented Here” and is used colloquially to describe a management philosophy that can risk stifling innovation and growth within an organization.  Many who ascribe to the NIH philosophy defend their stubbornness with the attitude that no one knows their business, their members and their customers as well as they do. While that may be true, being closed-minded or metaphorically wearing “horse blinders” carries with it great risk to the success of both individuals and organizations as a whole.

GGA Partner and Principal Henry DeLozier combats the NIH philosophy by calling to attention the values of open-mindedness, professional mastery, and personal accountability posited by great thinkers distanced from the private club world.


Henry DeLozier Among Top 10 Most-Recommended Golf Consultants

The May/June 2016 issue of Golf Inc.’s monthly magazine featured a list of the Top 10 Most-Recommended Consultants in the golf industry.  GGA is honored to have Principal and Partner Henry DeLozier recognized among this group of extremely talented and forward-thinking golf industry experts. A warm congratulations to several of our friends, associates, and coworkers who were also recognized!



National Club Conference Recap – Trends in Club Governance

2016-NCC-LogoGGA Principal and Partner Henry DeLozier, recently had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion at the National Club Conference hosted by the National Club Association in Chicago.  This particular discussion focused on How to Survive and Thrive with Changes in Leadership.

After the Conference, Henry DeLozier joined Gabriel Aluisy – host of Private Club Radio – to quickly recap the panel discussion and explicate recent GGA observations regarding trends in Club Governance. Two key takeaways included the fact that “Clubs prosper when their leaders engage in deliberate planning” and the demand from members for disciplined governance within the Club. For Club managers and operators, this means that members expect their club to be governed like a successful business.

Easier said than done it would seem – learn more about changes in Club Governance by tuning in to Henry’s quick 10-minute interview here (37:25 to 46:40).