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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 36

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

Final Four Villanova - 77 North Carolina - 74. Buzzer Beater. What a game! I’m writing this on the plane back from Houston. We were near the student sections, and it was refreshing to see so much spirit and good clean fun in the name of competition. It was also...
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Notes from Steve

“Don’t ever lose your gratitude for the small things, someday they will be the most cherished”. A friend posted this today. I told my sister today that a certain bowl she was using was one from our grandma’s house. I have a lamp in the living room from grandma as...
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Notes from Steve

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until...
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Amy's Reflections

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy Between the funeral service I attended last week and Easter service on Sunday, I was reminded of my utter lack of musical talent. I listen to all the amazing voices around me and desperately try...
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Notes from Steve

An employee just brought her newborn up to the front office. He slept the whole time Micki was holding him. I was very jealous as "sleeping like a baby" hasn't happened in my life for the past 49 years. I told his mom to give me a call if he's...
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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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