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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 25

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 don't want my life to be defined by what is etched on a tombstone. I want it to be defined by what is etched in the lives and hearts of those I've touched.” ― Steve Maraboli I recently read a devotional on motive and how your motive for doing...
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Notes from Steve

Last week I was fresh from returning my cat to the ARL (animal rescue league) in Des Moines. I was full of guilt and regret. In my ongoing attempt to extract a lesson from absolutely everything that happens to me, good or bad, the lesson I learned was the cat...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

The art of alchemical experimentation simultaneously reaches its most superfluous redundancy and it’s most illustrious summit with the creation of the homunculus*. “Homunculus*” means “an artificially made dwarf, supposedly made in a flask by an alchemist.” Most connotations describe the dwarf as a miniature version of one’s self. Our son,...
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Notes from Steve

Me stuff: 1. I took my cat back to the animal rescue league on Saturday. We just weren’t a fit. My bloodied and battered limbs thank me … hopefully, the cat will find some other household that can appreciate his energy. I feel like a massive loser, regardless. 2. I...
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Amy's Reflections

“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”~ Les Brown Lately it seems that everywhere I turn there is some kind of negativity or drama. Whether it is with the kids at home or the meetings I am in...
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Notes from Steve

The 17th annual run at the lake is taking place this Saturday.* The family is running with me – my one nephew is claiming that this will indeed kill him. I told him we’ll just roll his body into the lake after he perished. He said he always thought burial...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Disappointments This week I scheduled away from work in anticipation of making some college visits. Tomorrow we will be going with Hunter to the University of Iowa*. He was offered and accepted a full tuition scholarship (and partial room and board) for his academic pursuit of policy debate. He will...
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Notes from Steve

To make puff pastry you have to work really hard. To quote the internet “While insanely delicious, puff pastry is also quite possibly one of the most finicky and labor-intensive things that you can make in the kitchen.” Raising a kid is the same (and a cat for that matter)....
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Amy's Reflections

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” ~ Alan Alda I was fortunate to be able to attend a nursing team lead meeting this past week. I left the meeting...
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Notes from Steve

I once told Dr. Kakade that any losses I take in my business (when I had the coffee shop) were fine because that’s a tax deduction. He said you have to lose money first, and then basically you can only take 25-35% off your taxes. He said “YOU HAVE TO...
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