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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

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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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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