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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 27

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; Regan Swisher, CCO; and Ashley Recknor, Specialty Services Officer.

 

Amy's Reflections

I have tried to instill in my children that they are a product of the choices they make. Each decision has a consequence and some will lead you closer to your goals and some will lead you off the path. For most of us the road we are traveling is...
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Notes from Steve

Someone said the world was in chaos right now. I agree. The normal world before was a fast moving machine - creaking and wobbling but moving. I picture a train moving fast and almost out of control. With Covid19 - we as a world were forced to slow down (stop)...
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Notes from Steve

“Maria Van Kerkhove, World Health Organization's technical lead for coronavirus response and head of its emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday that "it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual." But then on...
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The Brief by Reagan

I have written this article several times. It seems to be highly political and preachy each time I write it. I’m really trying to avoid that. Instead I have decided to write a funny parable. I hope it is a welcomed reprieve. For those of you that don’t know I...
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Amy's Reflections

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the sunshine and warmer temperatures this past week. We were planning on taking a family vacation to Maine this week but like everyone else, we had to make adjustments to our plan. Rick decided to go ahead and take the time off and enjoy some quality time...
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Notes from Steve

The world is falling apart. I was on a patio on a roof on Friday night in Des Moines watching the riots downtown; during a pandemic and a potential economic depression. If a lavender elephant flew in front of me singing the latest hip-hop song, I’d just chalk it up...
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Thoughts from Holly

Today is a very exciting day for me. It is my turn to get my hair cut!! I can’t wait. Decisions decisions decisions now on what I want to do with my hair. A change or just a trim…ugh. Just like everything recently that we have taken for granted, now...
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Notes from Steve

“I feel rudderless” was my thought this morning regarding my life (the rudder is what steers the boat - no rudder - no directional ability). Not sure if you recognize this about me, but I’m the type of person who craves a plan. Even though I say I like change,...
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Amy's Reflections

May is a big month in our house as we have three birthdays to celebrate. It starts with the youngest and then ends with the twins. Our whole family was born in even years so Maleigha turned 12 and the boys will turn 14. I am not sure how my...
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Notes from Steve

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel Regardless of your political leanings - the above quote is applicable now. What are we doing now that seems...
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