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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 40

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

I did my first ever keynote (their word) speech in North Carolina last week. I completely spazzed out before and drove people (Jill and IT) crazy. It was so cool though and everything went really well. I took off my glasses so I couldn’t see anyone, turned the lights down...
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Amy's Reflections

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. - Buddha Remember the old proverb “Two wrongs don’t make a right”? I use this saying a lot with my kids when they try to deflect blame...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

We Serve People About 2 weeks ago, Steve and I hosted a group of new leaders and providers at a Studer conference. As usual, it was filled with excellent speakers on relevant topics. It can be information overload. The messages of two speakers really jumped out at me. The first...
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Notes from Steve

So I got back from my workout yesterday about 5:15PM. I was tooling around in the kitchen when someone said “How can I help you, Steve?” My heart froze because I live alone. The voice was female and I thought “Who’s here?” I ran around my house saying “Hello? Anyone...
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Notes from Steve

Today is my birthday. I’m not ignoring my “special day” but neither am I embracing it. Not for any reason in particular, it is just that at my advanced age of 51, celebration is saved for things like good naps and regularity. If you look at my Facebook page, it...
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Amy's Reflections

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop Rick and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary on October 23rd. Interesting fact, my parents and Rick’s parents were married on October 23, 1965, so we were married on that same day 34 years later. If you...
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Notes from Steve

I had a banjo for awhile. It was the loudest thing ever. I really tried to like it but no matter what, it was just loud and twangy. Kudos to the banjo players of the world. My sister loved the look of the Pacer car which is felt by many...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Top Ten Reasons Why October is the best month 10. The trees are beautiful this time of year 9. Sunrises and sunsets are the most beautiful right now 8. It's not too hot and not too cold! "It's Goldilocks month" 7. It's "indicator month" - indicating change (change rarely gives...
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Notes from Steve

My friend in Arizona has become the “rescue cat” lady. She is always extolling us with stories of cats who lived in garbage compactors (rescued but lost a limb) and a bag of newborn kittens in a convenience store dumpster (they are bottle feeding them) … to tell you the...
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Amy's Reflections

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates Quite a few of us attended the EPIC kickoff in Iowa City this week and were able to learn more about the plan and timeline for the...
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