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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 29

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.

 

 

Notes from Steve

So in twenty years I have written a lot of these weekly musings. (Around a thousand I think) Some are funny. Some are boring. Some hit a nerve, and some try to impart a lesson. Some are really close to my heart and are hard to write but are really...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Team of Rivals Presidential politics has gotten so divisive, disrespectful, and nasty. Any truly smart and qualified person would be crazy to consider running if this is what they sign up for. I can't even bring myself to watch the upcoming, final debate. We need more graciousness and self-deprecating humor...
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Amy's Reflections

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” - Patch Adams I had a conference with one of Maleigha’s teachers this week, and as we waited for Rick to arrive we all collectively took a deep...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Today (October 12th) is my 54th birthday. It’s 5am, and I’m getting ready to take a kickboxing class. The day started at 4 am with “candlelight coffee”. Shelly and I usually start the day with quiet time together. I told her earlier this week that I feel more like I...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

“Focus on the Good in Front of You” I just enjoyed the day with about 50 leaders from our organization at the first annual Iowa Regional Leadership Development Institute (LDI) event. We heard 3 speakers from the Studer Group. It was moving, and I came away inspired and hopeful! The...
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Amy's Reflections

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw We had a mandatory family meeting this week to discuss failed expectations. It was pretty interesting as we have never had one up to this point, and I am not sure that...
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Notes from Steve

I asked my coach today if I’m way too worried about my cat. She said the politically correct thing and said everyone has different emotions and reactions to their pets. Jocko, my cat, had most of his teeth pulled last week, and then over the weekend he couldn’t catch his...
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Notes from Steve

My Uncle Bob* died last week. The funeral was in Sioux City at my old church. Most of the members were there, except 30 years older from the last time I saw them. I made the rounds at the tables during lunch and told everyone about Iowa Specialty Hospitals &...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Team Jack A few years back, the Nebraska football team won an ESPY award for a play during their spring game in which they let a little 7 year old boy carry the football for a touchdown. His name was Jack and he was undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Everyone...
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Amy's Reflections

Do one thing every day that scares you. - Eleanor Roosevelt I had a discussion with Maleigha the other night regarding homework that went as follows: Me: Maleigha, go get your homework so I can review it. Maleigha: Mom, you should just trust that I have it done. Me: Well,...
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