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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 20

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

I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person. ~ Joanna Krupa Nancy Gabrielson used to always say “Be the better person” and it truly stuck with me. This is probably the phrase that Shaila hears the most at our house regardless...
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Steve's Notes

A year ago today my large cat died. He wasn’t doing well for a while, and it was a blessing – but it still hurt. I was a pallbearer in one of my best friend’s mom’s funeral a week ago today. I got to see all of my good friends,...
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Making the Rounds

In his book, “Good to Great”, Jim Collins uses the analogy of a company’s CEO as a bus driver who needs to decide where the bus is going, how it’s going to get there, and who is going along for the ride. While most people assume the journey should start...
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Notes from Steve

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. I preach this concept, but I don’t think I’m very good at practicing the art of empathy. Lately I’ve been thinking “ok, when you say something as a lesson or correction, you’re a buzzkill, and not very empathetic.” An...
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Amy's Reflections

“I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don't know anything about.”~ Joel Osteen I have been writing lately about experiences that have forced me...
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Notes from Steve

A good friend and I were having a discussion the other day. We were talking about the recent massacre in Las Vegas. This was in the immediate aftermath, and confusion and frustration were flowing. Right after, people were talking gun control and motives. This friend said that it doesn’t pay...
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Making the Rounds

Shelly and I just spent 4 leisure days in Arizona. We were invited down to Scottsdale by some good friends. We slept well, ate well, and worked out every day. We even had a chance to hike to the top of a small mountain. I’ve returned to work refreshed and...
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Notes from Steve

The latest attempt at killing Obamacare – the ACA – is dead. In the last 20 minutes, the headlines were that the republicans were pulling the latest attempt from the scheduled vote because they didn’t have enough votes. I’m all for fixing what’s wrong with this program, but – if...
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Amy's Reflections

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher The life lesson at our house this week was on responsibility and commitment. This week it was Andrew’s turn for a life lesson. He doesn’t enjoy football and is quite content...
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Notes from Steve

I damaged myself this weekend. Something to do with my bicep and tearing or ripping and such … I’m telling everyone. It’s my right arm, and I practiced using just my left hand yesterday in anticipation of surgery; but alas, I will be dead in a matter of days if...
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