Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 49

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.

 

Notes from Steve

We completed our 65th quarterly LDI last week. We started our Leadership Development Institute in January 2002. (I remember the first one vividly. We held it above the office of Edward Jones downtown Clarion. Part of the curriculum was to take the Myers Briggs personality test. I think it was...
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Amy's Reflections

We had a great day of learning and growth on Friday at our quarterly leadership meeting. We focused on the five dysfunctions of a team. We spent a lot of time working on the base layer of a solid team which is trust. The day included a lot of exercises...
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Notes from Steve

My word for the week is calibration. Seems to be coming up a lot. I keep coming in at the top of the pack – in packs from 750 to 2000 riders – on my Peloton bike. (There is this “leaderboard” that tells you how fast and hard you are...
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Amy's Reflections

“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” ~ Roy T. Bennett We have been working on responsibility and organization at our house lately. Maleigha's mid-term report card came home and her teacher shared that she had opportunity in responsibility. She is apparently not very...
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Notes from Steve

Huge pileup in Ames from the storm yesterday. I went through a pileup New Year ’s Day on I-35 at Story City – it was a dreadful debacle and it scared me. A couple of things – turn on your lights and slow down in bad weather. I have automatic...
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Notes from Steve

Today is the last day of January, which ranks right up there on my list of favorite days. And the reason is that I hate January. My all time favorite day is the last day of February because it is the farthest away from January and February possible. “Why don’t...
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Amy's Reflections

"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light." ~ Mary Dunbar I was having lunch with my kids a couple of weeks ago and we were discussing their "gifts." They eagerly asked me what I...
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Notes from Steve

I used to hear these rumors that I was leaving. I don’t know how they started or why the story started (probably someone was tired of me and wished me gone). I got asked at the grocery store, church, the fitness center and it was, frankly, exhausting. I finally had...
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Notes from Steve

Today (I’m writing this on Monday) is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. I’m listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s "April Come She Will" from 1966. Both are from a turbulent time in history. I was only a toddler at the time but when I think of that period now – looking...
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Amy's Reflections

"Step with care and great tact, and remember that life's a great balancing act." - Dr. Seuss I had an interesting discussion with Maleigha last night when I picked her up from dance. It basically centered on another girl in dance class that was happy to point out Maleigha's mistakes...
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