Ep. 105: Aaron Dawson | Right Is Better Than Right Now
In this episode, we talk with AARON DAWSON, who is the General Manager of Miramont and President of the Lone Star Chapter of the CMAA (Club Management Association of America), an association of private membership clubs and golf resorts.THOUGHT #1Right is Better than Right NowTHOUGHT #2Good Work is Done with Dignity, And There Is No Dignity In Rushing - A.D. Aliwat CONNECT:Website: CMAA.orgEmail: email@example.comLinkedin: Aaron R DawsonTwitter: @CMAABRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS:"My Generation (The Who) - Youtube.comJimmy Page - JimmyPage.comThe Dollar Store - DollarTree.comBrio/Bravo Restaurant Group- Wikipedia.comChenal Country Club - ChenalCC.comBentwater Yacht & Country Club - Bentwater.comCap City Diner (Columbus, OH) - CapCityFineDiner.comHurricane Katrina - Wikipedia.comKirk Cameron - KirkCameron.comJohn Wooden - CoachWooden.comRuth's Chris - RuthsChris.comMitchell's Fish Market - MitchellsFishMarket.comCOVID-19 - CDC.govYBOR City - YborCityOnline.comAffirmative Environment - fostering an environment of saying YESMeredith McKlung (Kyser Musical Instruments) - NAMM.orgA.D. Aliwat - GoodReads.comMonopoly - Monopoly.Hasbro.comJohnny Cash - JohnnyCash.comDisney World - Disneyworld.Disney.Go.comBatman - DCComics.comChick-Fil-A - Chick-fil-a.comRitz Carlton - RitzCarlton.comHampton Inn - Hilton.comLove INC. - LoveINC.comCraig's List - CraigsList.org"Toxic Charity" (Book) - Amazon.comPresident Bill Clinton - ClintonFoundation.orgDanny Meyer - USHGNYC.comAbraham Maslow - SimplyPsychology.orgPAT - Play Ability Test - PGA.orgMarriott World Center - Marriott.comPGA - PGATour.comHooters - Hooters.comNationwide - Nationwide.comNike - Nike.comNAVY SEALS - Navy.comStolen Valor - Archives.govHard Rock International – HardRock.combookstarPR - bookstarPR.comThoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.comCertified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.comLeadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.comCulture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.comBlack Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.comRock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.comCannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.orgBig Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.comSpectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.comJeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT KeelAARON DAWSON'S BIO:Aaron Dawson became Miramont’s General Manager in April 2014, bringing more than two decades of exemplary leadership experience in the hospitality, private club management and restaurant industries to the Club. Dawson oversees a Miramont team of more than 180 dedicated professionals, as well as all the elegant and exceptional facilities at Miramont. More than that, though, he has consistently displayed an open-door service commitment and a hands-on approach to addressing the needs and concerns of Members and employees. His vision and pledge is to make Miramont a home away from home for Members and guests. Dawson, a native of Ohio, arrived at Miramont after serving from 2010-14 as the General Manager of Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dawson has also been the General Manager at Bentwater Yacht and Country Club in Montgomery, Texas. Prior to joining the Bentwater staff, Dawson was the GM for Brio/Bravo Restaurant Group, and he also served in various roles at Morton’s Steakhouse and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Dawson is an active member in Club Managers Association of America, currently serving as President of Lone Star Chapter of the CMAA. Dawson volunteers his time and efforts to various local organizations and fundraising efforts, serving as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at Allen Academy and as Chair of the Annual Cadet Golf Classic and Patriot Dinner at Miramont that benefits Folds of Honor and the Financial Assistance Program at Allen Academy. He is an Advanced Corporate Client and Individual Certified Birkman Consultant, who has worked with numerous hospitality groups, as well as using the assessment to help young individuals with career selection. Dawson, who is also Mindset Perspective Certified, has presented with Sharon Birkman and Diana Sheley to show the power of Birkman to hospitality professionals. He is an avid user and promoter of the Birkman assessment. Dawson and his wife, Nikki, live in the Miramont subdivision with their two daughters: Olivia, who was born in 2005, and Madeline 2009.