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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 38

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

“Hunting Rats” Last week Amy talked about the symptom of negativity. This week I will attempt to “diagnose” it and “prescribe” treatment! Imagine a pot of boiling water on the stove. If you dump a bunch of ice in the boiling water, it will stop boiling, but only temporarily, because...
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Notes from Steve

This is a very strange week for me. As you know, I bowed out of grounded last Friday. Our fridge broke and I got it fixed, but all the meats and cheeses weren't good anymore. Since I sold it and the new owners would take over in a couple of...
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Amy's Reflections

People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul....
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Notes from Steve

In the five stages of grief* the stage of bargaining is the one that resonates the most with me. I think it is more 5 stages of change because we, as humans, experience all the stages with most everything we do. Luckily, most of these stages are quickly experienced, but...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

For Our Own Good “I’m telling you this for your own good,” can be difficult words to hear. They should also be difficult words to say. Have those words ever been directed at you? After all, who wants to be criticized no matter how good the intention? It’s unlikely that...
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Reflections from Amy

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” - Wayne Dyer My theme for this week is change and challenging ourselves to grow. I had a wonderful opportunity last week to present a scholarship at the Belmond-Klemme Community High School awards night. Any...
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Notes from Steve

I’m in D.C. this week. It was forecast to be in the 90’s … sweltering heat … high humidity. I need to do a shout out to my cat-caretakers this week as well. My large-ish cat, post hospitalization (a month or so ago) has not retrained himself on properly positioning...
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Notes from Steve

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” I said this to someone yesterday regarding some personal stuff I needed done. It was in reference to me because I had to complain loudly and often to get something done. I remember Quint Studer once talked about patients who are unnecessarily picky. He...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

My 18 year old son, Cole, drove me up to Clarion this morning. The goal was to give him additional Interstate highway driving experience before he heads off to Creighton in three months. He will be two hours away from home straight west on I-80. The day turned out to...
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Reflections from Amy

Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be....
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