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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 35

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

The Cake. This Friday, March 25th, would be Jack's 22nd birthday. He has been on our minds a lot. We have a tradition in our family that when someone has a birthday we make "the cake". The cake originated with Cole (now 19) several years ago when he asked for...
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Amy's Reflections

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~ Doug Larson Our big excitement at our house this weekend was the hatching of one of the cockatiel eggs. The kids are thrilled to have little baby birds. I am hopeful that the parents know...
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Notes from Steve

I was in Chicago for education on Monday and Tuesday.* I love Chicago, but I hate getting there. Sometimes I drive and sometimes I fly - it takes about the same amount of time when you factor in all the waiting at the airport. New though, are flights out of...
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Notes from Steve

Paul, who used to work here, told me once his mom had his big dog shaved in the summer because it was hot outside and the dog had a lot of hair. Paul said the dog was completely humiliated and lived the rest of his days mortified and depressed. This...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Trust At our January Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) meeting we had a presentation on characteristics of dysfunctional teams. The very first one was lack of trust. The main reason that trust is not built or has eroded is the lack of shared vulnerability. As I reflected on this point, I...
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Notes from Steve

My coach told me to approach everything from a place of love. She used to live in Boulder, CO - the place for granola, hippies, and love-ins, so it was expected. I challenged her on it and she said it, was merely a technique to rise above emotion and come...
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Amy's Reflections

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. - Stephen R. Covey We use the word priorities a lot, and I would venture to guess that most of us struggle daily keeping our priorities straight in our mind. Sometimes...
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Notes from Steve

When I was a kid in junior high I wasn't always the nicest kid. The mental health experts would probably say I was a product of being bullied in grade school. In my post bully world, I would do things like upset a board game if I wasn't winning or...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

As parents we all definitely want to provide for the needs of our children. We also would love to give them everything they want. What is difficult is when what they want conflicts with what they need or conflicts with the needs of the family as a whole. Thus is...
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Notes from Steve

I just spoke with Ania in the hallway about perspective. “I asked Joel this morning why we were so blessed to end up in the right community, the right church and with the right friends … we are so blessed!” (Joel is Ania’s husband) We then talked about perspective. Ania...
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