Interview: Jerry Rollins
Jerry Rollins (6) sure knew how to handle himself when things got tough.
RotoRob recently sat down and chatted with former WHA tough guy Jerry Rollins. The son of 1950s star NHL goalie Al Rollins, Jerry recently authored Enforcer to Entrepreneur, a new book outlining the lessons he’s learned about leadership and what it takes to make corporations run successfully.
Jerry really has a fascinating tale to tell, going from high school dropout to the man who started the classic ’70s brawl in the video below, to a powerhouse CEO that is sought by top executives to help them lead their businesses. His easy to digest book is filled with entertaining anecdotes and is truly aspirational. It should be required reading for anyone in a leadership position or those who desire to achieve that level.
Among the topics we covered with Rollins include:
- How having to improve his skill level as he moved up the ladder in hockey helped prepare him for the improvements required to rise in the corporate world;
- How measuring — and keeping score — is a vital component of personal development;
- Who he would take first overall in a Fantasy hockey dynasty league draft;
- Who was the best teammate he ever had; and
- Whether any current NHL defensemen remind him of himself;
We had a very engaging conversation, and you can listen to it in its entirety below.
RotoRob Tune of the Day
In addition to his fine signing/songwriting skills, Cat Stevens was a gifted instrumentalist, playing the guitar, bass, mandolin, piano and Mellotron. In 1975, he released the compilation album, Greatest Hits, which included a new track, “Two Fine People,” previously only available as a single also released in 1975. Here is it with Spanish subtitles, so you can sing along in a different language. Yes, we’re here for you…