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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 43

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

Peeling Back the Layers I thought of the analogy of peeling back layers of wall paper in an old house and getting to the core of what the house originally looked like. What was the thought or vision of the architect when the house was built? The reason I thought...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Top Ten Reasons We Are a 5 Star Hospital: 10) We are north of highway 20 and the weather is beautiful year ‘round! 9) OK… #10 is not true, but we do have the largest generators in a 5 state region so it’s always 72 degrees in our facilities (including...
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Notes from Steve

So in the last week I (and the other leaders) participated in a ropes course in Des Moines (100 degrees and 100% humidity – 40 feet off the ground, walking on a rope), got asked to be a keynote speaker at convention in North Carolina in November (yeesh), had my...
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Amy's Reflections

We do not see the world as the world is, we see the world as we are. – Stephen Covey Rick and I spent the day yesterday driving to Iowa City to have Jacob and Maleigha assessed for dyslexia. It was an interesting experience, as we have been there before...
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Notes from Steve

This guy named Vijali said “We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams – even if it takes a lifetime.” Yes, he’s right. I think the problem, and my dilemma, is to decipher...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Making the Rounds Stay positive. Be thankful. This Friday is July 17th. It will be my daughter’s (Grace) 23rd birthday. My oldest son Jack (21) will take the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) on Friday. Cole (19) heads to Creighton in about 6 weeks. Hunter (16) is in Ann Arbor...
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Notes from Steve

There's this book called Raving Fans. This book is probably familiar to some of you … we talked about the concept, and a long time ago the Growth Pillar read this book. The story is about how to make customers raving fans of a business. The author gives examples of...
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Reflections from Amy

Don't wait for an employer, friend, or mentor to show appreciation for your work. Take pride in your own efforts on a daily basis. - Denis Waitley I love the hectic pace of summer. It seems like there is always something to do or somewhere to be this time of...
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Notes from Steve

Four dogs rushed me as if to bite me, last night on my run at 7PM. The owners ran after the dogs as if embarrassed. I just stood still and fortunately didn’t get bit. I think I shrieked a bit when I reminded them of the leash law … sigh....
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Red, White and Blue Bomb Pop I’ve been thinking about my Dad a lot lately. On August 18th it will have been 15 years since he passed. June 20th would have been his 94th birthday. The next day, (June 21) was Father’s day. I suppose it’s been for a number...
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