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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 12

Enjoy these weekly insights from our Senior Leadership team. 

Senior Leaders include: Steve Simonin, President & CEO; Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO; Cindy Hunter, CQO; Holly Martin, HRO; Greg Polzin, CFO; and Regan Swisher, CCO.

 

 

Notes from Steve

My word for the week is calibration. Seems to be coming up a lot. I keep coming in at the top of the pack – in packs from 750 to 2000 riders – on my Peloton bike. (There is this “leaderboard” that tells you how fast and hard you are...
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Making the Rounds

Happy Valentine’s Day On Valentine’s Day 20 years ago I married the love of my life. We were married three months after our first date in the exact same spot we met, Hotel Ft. Des Moines gift shop. We knew we would marry each other about 2 weeks in, but...
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Amy's Reflections

“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” ~ Roy T. Bennett We have been working on responsibility and organization at our house lately. Maleigha's mid-term report card came home and her teacher shared that she had opportunity in responsibility. She is apparently not very...
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Notes from Steve

Huge pileup in Ames from the storm yesterday. I went through a pileup New Year ’s Day on I-35 at Story City – it was a dreadful debacle and it scared me. A couple of things – turn on your lights and slow down in bad weather. I have automatic...
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Making the Rounds

Jesus was walking with his disciples and they came upon a blind man by the side of the road. They asked Jesus, “was it the sin of this man or his parents that causes him to be blind?” Neither, Jesus replied. He is blind so that he could fulfill God’s...
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Notes from Steve

Today is the last day of January, which ranks right up there on my list of favorite days. And the reason is that I hate January. My all time favorite day is the last day of February because it is the farthest away from January and February possible. “Why don’t...
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Amy's Reflections

"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light." ~ Mary Dunbar I was having lunch with my kids a couple of weeks ago and we were discussing their "gifts." They eagerly asked me what I...
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Notes from Steve

I used to hear these rumors that I was leaving. I don’t know how they started or why the story started (probably someone was tired of me and wished me gone). I got asked at the grocery store, church, the fitness center and it was, frankly, exhausting. I finally had...
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Making the Rounds

The Health Care Mess Today I attended the Iowa Hospital Association “Engaged MD” program. As opposed to some conferences, this one was valuable and very much worth the time. The first thing I noticed was that attendance tripled since last year. It is excellent that physicians are finally jumping in...
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Notes from Steve

Today (I’m writing this on Monday) is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. I’m listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s "April Come She Will" from 1966. Both are from a turbulent time in history. I was only a toddler at the time but when I think of that period now – looking...
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