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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 26

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.

 

 

Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

“Opportunities” “Opportunity” is a word that has changed connotation in my life. Formerly, it was a positive word. Getting accepted to a school, passing a test, becoming a starter on a team or getting a new job, these were all “Great Opportunities!” It has now become a euphemism for “this...
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Notes from Steve

My coach told me to stop after “That’s a great idea …” and not add “but if it were me I’d do it this way.” She said I had an issue with power and control. So I applied this wise perspective to my cat. Basically, if he is in a...
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Amy's Reflections

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” - James Baldwin This week is spring break in Belmond, and I took the week off to spend with my family. We were planning on going to Missouri to see relatives...
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Notes from Steve

Sitting here looking out at a truckload of snow. “sigh …” Snow in any fashion and form is depressing to me. I am not a monochromatic type of guy. I need greens and browns; colors of all sorts. White is not a color. I was saying at lunch today that...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

This past weekend we went to see “The Shack”. Fantastic Movie. Especially for those of us who have dealt with tragedy (there are those who have dealt with tragedy and those who will). It is the story of a father whose 5 year old daughter was abducted and killed. It...
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Notes from Steve

I’m trying really hard to infuse tranquility into my life right now. It doesn’t help that my cat starts howling every night at 2:30 in the morning. (Perhaps tranquility is a cousin of lack of sleep – if it is, I don’t have far to go.) People I’ve told this...
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Amy's Reflections

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." --Harriet Ann Jacobs We are getting closer to spring, warmer temperatures, and green grass. I love spring as it is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. It is interesting the parallel...
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Notes from Steve

I’m writing this on Monday with deep and resounding anticipation and appreciation for the first of March. Usually, my favorite day of the year because it is the farthest away from February you get. This February though, wasn’t so bad. Is it because I am in a good place? It...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

You may feel unwanted or unworthy to some, but you are priceless to another. Don’t ever forget your worth. No matter how good you are to people, there will always be those who criticize you, and some of those people will desperately seek to tear you down. Take the high...
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Notes from Steve

I read this thing on being polite and not wanting to make a scene. Basically, it can kill you.* The third rule of Larry** is that if “I am resting comfortably, and you try and bother me or pick me up, I will scratch and bite your arm – you...
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