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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Rodney Browne


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Rodney Browne

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ARE YOU WHERE you’ve always wanted to be?

No. However, I am truly thankful for what I have accomplished.

What is your biggest professional challenge?

Being in a job you love for almost half of your life, giving your all day in and day out. However, challenged with the task of getting those around you to have the same passion and zeal for smoother operations.

What is your biggest life challenge?

Being very poor from a religious standpoint. If I had to devote a quarter of the time I put into my corporate career, I know that as a person, and overall as a company, that we would have been much stronger and richer; it’s a work in progress.

When you look to the future, what do you see?

I see great things in the making. It’s not going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination, however with the right systems and planning process in place, these are achievable.

What is your favourite pastime?

Spending some much-needed quality time with the family and pets, along with representing North Stars Sports and Social Club playing cricket.

What is your favourite meal?

Rice and peas, steamed vegetables and a piece of barracuda tail.

On Saturday nights, where are you likely to be?

I can mostly be found at the North Stars Sports and Social Club socialising with members.

What upsets you the most?

Blatant dishonesty. 

What is your guiding philosophy?

Always leave a lasting impression wherever you go, so that you can return, and have a positive impact on those around for growth and development. 

If you had the chance to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?

It would not be something I would be lining up for, however I believe getting together the major stakeholders in the private sector is crucial at this time, so that I can hear first-hand what their needs are and the challenges they each face in conducting their business. Then collectively see how best we can move Barbados forward as a country as Government, simply cannot do it alone.