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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 16

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.

 

 

Amy's Reflections

"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." ~ Lou Holtz So we have been working on accountability at our house lately and I must say that Maleigha may be my downfall. She has a very creative way of...
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Notes from Steve

My Peloton bike was out of calibration. I was finishing in the top 10 riders (out of thousands) consistently. A 53-year-old male, weight 230 ... in somewhat normal to decent shape doesn’t finish in the top ten consistently - so I complained. What I got was, last Friday two guys...
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Notes from Steve

First to me – “Congratulations on surviving the two worst months of the year. Enjoy your favorite day – March 1st tomorrow – the furthest you can get from January and February.” Thank you and I will. I got back from skiing Utah Tuesday morning at 2am. My experience the...
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Making the Rounds

Whew! February is over! For 28 days that sure was a long month. I love everything that March brings - St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Spring and the prospect of warmer weather. Not to mention the fact that we are as far away from another February as we can be....
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Notes from Steve

We completed our 65th quarterly LDI last week. We started our Leadership Development Institute in January 2002. (I remember the first one vividly. We held it above the office of Edward Jones downtown Clarion. Part of the curriculum was to take the Myers Briggs personality test. I think it was...
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Amy's Reflections

We had a great day of learning and growth on Friday at our quarterly leadership meeting. We focused on the five dysfunctions of a team. We spent a lot of time working on the base layer of a solid team which is trust. The day included a lot of exercises...
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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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