I asked Rod what qualities distinguish preferred colleagues, collaborators and suppliers?
… people who deliver. I’m not impressed with promoters who use incentives, who give stuff away …
I asked what distinguishes him, why his customers/employers have best describes why they’ve chosen him?
What do you lose sleep over, what do you worry about?
. . . not much. What I’m cooking on Friday night.
What about this Friday?
. . . fresh pasta stuffed with Gorgonzola and squash
Who or what influenced you most – that has made a difference in your life, or was a major turning point?
…. my dad, meeting my wife Marilyn when we were both working at Bumpers in Banff, when our son (we have two sons – a musician and a film maker) left for film school in Montreal at 18
I asked Rod how he sees business from the P-Club perspective over the next 90 days?
… competition is fierce – so many places competing for their business. Our membership is solid. We are untouched by physical damage during the flood – but business took a hit because our members couldn’t get downtown because downtown was closed and the Mayor was telling them to stay home! We have business interruption insurance.
Over the next 5 years?
… we are a meeting and banquet facility club. We aren’t an old boys club. There is no glass ceiling here. We need to work hard – to continue to focus on meeting the needs of our members, the newer and younger ones in particular.
Work life balance?
… golf membership at River Spirit, entertaining at home, gardening, wine area traveling with friends, shopping for pasta flour at Lina’s. I’ve really enjoyed my terms as National President of Canadian Society of Club Managers .
What are you reading?
… fiction mostly – David Baldacci, Jeffery Deaver. Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.
… I lease something new every 4 years. Right now I have a 2012 Honda Pilot.