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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 7

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

Blizzard 2019. I was in Omaha for the funeral of a friend’s son on Friday - was supposed to be there until Sunday but left early Saturday morning because of the impending blizzard. The friends who stayed were there until Monday and probably later into the week. The roads were...
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Greg's Greeting

February and March each year is when leaders budget for the next fiscal year as well as continue to assess what their longer term plans are for each of their departments and what that may mean for planning. During our last Leader meeting, accounting handed out the deadlines of when...
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Notes from Steve

The new normal. Be careful of what you normalize - the bar moves. “Huh?” I have a friend who would look at herself in the mirror and think “not so bad” until she saw herself in pictures next to others. “What happened?” she asked. When she looked in the mirror...
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Amy's Reflections

We have had a lot of conversations at our house lately about teamwork and everyone pitching in to help out around the house with cleaning and chores. One morning last week, I attempted to clarify expectations with my three youngest that they should each pick an area to clean up...
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Notes from Steve

Lately I’ve been out of sorts for stupid things I’ve done. (I accidentally forgot to lock the door to the bathroom at the fitness center a couple of weeks ago and was on display … full on naked … to the Zumba class. This almost sent me into an anxiety...
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A Word from Cindy

As we enter into the month of February we have all survived the Polar Vortex of 2019, hoping that the coldest weather is now behind us. There is hope on the horizon as Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, did not see his own shadow, predicting an early spring....
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Notes from Steve

I was in Phoenix from Sunday afternoon (my plane was delayed for 7 hours) and got back at midnight Tuesday … then up to Clarion from Des Moines for a meeting Wednesday morning at 7:30. Let me just say - “thank you!” to those that drive a ways to work....
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Notes from Steve

I was all excited about RAGBRAI potentially coming through Clarion. They announced the route January 26th and it’s going south this year which is good as well. Lots of hills and communities I haven’t see or experienced. People who saw me after the announcement expressed concern as if I was...
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The Brief by Reagan

This year I’m trying to make healthier decisions and start working on a healthier lifestyle. To be honest I hate it. I miss Mountain Dew® like no other … None the less for my personal health and well-being I’m doing it. I have started by setting small daily goals, working...
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Notes from Steve

I had this fantastic idea for my article today but I completely forgot what I was going to say. I fear that I am moving into a complete fog but I think that it’s probably just January and scented candles. Since I got the exercise bike (the Peloton) my house...
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