Clyde D. Rhodes Sr. ambitions are to achieve success, not only for an organization, but for all of its stakeholders. Clyde believes all should be treated with respect and admiration. He believes that no one can fail or succeed without effort. Clyde believes that being prepared creates the highest outcome for success.
During his teenage years Clyde worked on a dairy farm, where the lessons of hard work and a job well done were learned. Clyde has remarkable work ethics that he learned from several different individuals in his life, especially his dad. His work ethics include dedication, determination, honesty, courteous to people, critical thinking, ambitious, analytical reasoning, problem solving and volumes more. Clyde entered into the United States Marine Corps and after four years of service, he was discharged with an Honorable Discharge in 1986. While in the Marines he learned and displayed many leadership traits, including, “Leading by example”.
Clyde has been trained to handle a varied of emergencies such as: Nuclear Disasters, Anti-Terrorism, Fire Fighting, Accidents and volumes more, to include, Incident Command Training. Clyde’s desired tasks would be to develop, create, implement, and deliver outcomes that will illuminate the many advantages and high standards that your organization delivers.
He took these work ethics with him when he enrolled at Davenport University, where he graduated in 2008 with an associate’s degree in business management (3.90 GPA). Clyde graduated in 2011 with a BBA degree which includes Leadership and Governance specialties! (3.78 GPA). Clyde displays deep compassion for all he meets. Clyde helps out everyone he can, and admits he is still leaning.
Clyde is evolving from manual labor (Blue Collar) work to management (White Collar) work, while retaining his roots, meaning not forgetting where he came from and what it took to get to where he is now and where he strives to be.
Clyde relates work techniques to flies, for fly fishing. There are several out there, but which works best and why? There are techniques that will reap the best performance and others that look pretty, but do nothing else. His philosophy is, "Find the right one, and if you cannot find it, then develop one".
· Huron County Fire Fighter of the Year Award (2001)
· United States Marine Corps – Corporal E-4
o Combat Squad Leader School. Camp LeJune, N.C. Placed third.
o Super Squad Competition at Camp LeJune N.C. 2nd Marine Division. Placed Third.
· Inducted to the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society
· Michigan Campus Compact Heart and Soul Award
· Certified Instructor for Hunter Education and International Bow Hunter Education Program (IBEP) Instructor Number: 2443
· Certified Management Program (ICPM) CM Number: 10710
He was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society and has just won one of the Heart and Soul awards from the Michigan Campus Compact for 2010.
Clyde was the award winner for the "Student Leadership Recognition Award" for the Caro, MI Campus for Davenport University in April 2011.
Clyde is eager to help your organization succeed in its journey to commit to great services and outstanding customer satisfaction.