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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 27

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

Trivia Question: What are the only two days of the year in the USA that there are no major professional sporting events (football, basketball, baseball, hockey)? Answer is at the bottom. It is a dreadfully boring time of year if you are a sports fan. I submit that this would...
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Amy's Reflections

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. ~ Bob Marley I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with Shaila this past week. It was nice to have some...
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Notes from Steve

I watched a movie last night. The main character was this dowdy, colorful woman*. She went to a motivational speaker who said don’t look at the word as “impossible” but rather “I’m possible”. I never thought of this before. I kind of like it. I’m possible not impossible … ?...
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Notes from Steve

A couple of things that are swimming in my overly creative (read: too much caffeine) mind. One is the story The Princess and the Pea and the second is the show Ghost Whisperer. In The Princess and the Pea, the part I remember is the sensitivity to the pea (read...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

July 4th weekend is upon us. I sure wish we could put political parties aside and just all be AMERICANS. I’m so tired of all the posturing and pundits. It just seems to denigrate all that it took to gain our independence in the first place. The time, energy, and...
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Notes from Steve

I called the bug guy the other day because I found all these weird pincher looking bugs in my house. I decided (based on my extensive knowledge of house renovations, pulled from hours of watching HGTV) that I had termites. Before I called, I ran down into my basement (of...
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Amy's Reflections

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ~ George Bernard Shaw Are we losing the art of communication? This week alone I have encountered at least six different examples of situations that would have been handled better with face to face communication than...
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Notes from Steve

We've been doing training rides on Thursday night for RAGBRAI. This last ride, we were going by a farmhouse north of Alexander and a big dog a Saint Bernard I think, came charging at the bikes. Now, I’m not proud of my actions but I looked at the three riders...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Poorly Differentiated Primate Lifeforms I’m talking about teenagers of course. Shelly and I just got back from a week of vacation with six of them (3 of ours plus 3 friends). There was a time when the kids were 1, 3, 5,7, and 9 years old that people would warn...
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Notes from Steve

A friend of mine used to be all in for exercise … then she’d hurt herself. Too much = too much. It happened frequently. I think of this when I get all gung ho for a project. I create massive expectations that heaven will come to earth and the sun...
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