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FairWays to Leadership®

Building Your Business Network One Round of Golf at a Time

A guidebook for developing your leadership and networking skills through golf

Access to the game of golf opens doors to business opportunities for professional development and builds leadership skills. Unfortunately, this access has often been limited to those with club memberships or experience with the game — those privy to the rules, both spoken and unspoken.

FairWays to Leadership® teaches both advanced and novice golfers how to navigate a round of golf using six key leadership traits — curiosity, adaptability, empowerment, integrity, mindfulness, and strategy — at various leadership moments on the golf course. Readers learn how to play the game and how to develop leadership skills and expand business networks through the interaction that golf provides.

Readers will be better equipped to advance their professional careers by practicing the strategies and techniques revealed in FairWays to Leadership®. The book can also be used as a text in corporate leadership training and in diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

About the Authors

Eric Boyd is a marketing scholar, social entrepreneur, and cofounder of the nonprofit program FairWays to Leadership®. He is an associate professor of marketing at the University of Central Florida, and he received his PhD in marketing from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.

Anna Alvarez Boyd is the founder of Executive Horizons, LLC, a leadership consulting firm, and cofounder of FairWays to Leadership®. She has been a senior policymaker in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and she is an ACC-certified coach and graduate of Georgetown University's Transformational Leadership Coaching program.


"At the PGA TOUR Superstore and the First Tee, growing the game is an integral part of our DEI and community engagement initiatives. FairWays to Leadership® provides access to the game by utilizing a unique and creative curriculum that introduces young adults to the opportunities the game affords. The PGA TOUR Superstore will continue to support organizations such as FairWays to Leadership® in our effort to introduce golf and its inherent values to a more diverse and inclusive community." — Rich Alvarez, manager, community engagement and philanthropic giving, PGA TOUR Superstore, and volunteer coach-mentor, First Tee — Metro Atlanta,

"This book combines in a remarkable way all you need to know about this life-changing game of golf and the principles of leadership. It will inform, educate, and inspire. Whether you are new to golf or early in your leadership career, you will not want to put it down until you are done." — Dawnet Beverley, executive vice president of global capital markets, Donnelly Financial Solutions

"Anna and Eric's innovative approach for addressing the needs of young people through the sport of golf can be applied by companies looking to truly make an impact in diversity, equity, and inclusion." — Julie Kae, vice president of sustainability and DE& I, executive director,

"An excellent opportunity for women in STEM to learn more about leadership principles while gaining a skill they can use for personal enjoyment or professional development. This book makes sharing the model with everyone possible!" — Melissa Dagley, executive director, Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM), University of Central Florida,

"Building meaningful relationships through the game of golf is multi-dimensional and will test your social and emotional intelligence skills. FairWays to Leadership® provides valuable insight into naturally occurring opportunities to build relationships while playing golf and can help you better understand how best to respond." — Macey Russell, complex trial and litigation partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP,

"Succinct, immersive, and relatable. By encouraging curiosity, integrity, strategy, and mindfulness, the reader will gain valuable career advancement insights. As a leadership development professional and golf industry expert with more than thirty years of experience, I praise the efforts of the FairWays to Leadership® team for their timely commitment in support of young leaders. This book goes a long way in changing the face of leadership through the infinite power of golf." — Anthony G. Stepney, PGA Master Professional, player development,

"The essential handbook for current and future golfers to maximize their time spent on the links. From golfing basics that make the game approachable for everyone, to golfing etiquette and play tips, to practical strategies for building trust and leadership skills on the course, FairWays to Leadership® is an indispensable guide for those looking to strengthen their mind, character, and business with golf." — James P. Wisdom, founder and chief marketing officer, CW Strategic Marketing, and executive coach,

"The Boyds have written the book I wish I'd had decades ago. Not only would I have started playing golf ten years earlier, but I would also have enjoyed both my work and my golfing more. I wish I could get this book into the hands of every young woman aspiring to a leadership position." — Benita Fortner, retired director of supplier diversity, Raytheon Technologies,

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