Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 45

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

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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Amy's Reflections

None of us is as smart as all of us. -Ken Blanchard We are gearing up for dance competition at the end of this month. The girls are excited and have been working hard to clean their routines. We talk a lot about the commitment to the team and why...
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Notes from Steve

Kudos to all who braved the blizzard and went above and beyond. I seriously hate February. Not in a jokey humorous way - but rather, in a full out deep seated hate. I realize that February, and all its dreadfulness is as it is in Iowa AND nothing short of...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Another two weeks has passed. This time I don't really feel like writing, but I'm up against a deadline. It gives me great appreciation for people who write for a living. "Living", that's a word that catches my eye (but I digress). This past weekend we had an event to...
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