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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 56

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

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” ~ Alan Alda I was fortunate to be able to attend a nursing team lead meeting this past week. I left the meeting...
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Notes from Steve

I once told Dr. Kakade that any losses I take in my business (when I had the coffee shop) were fine because that’s a tax deduction. He said you have to lose money first, and then basically you can only take 25-35% off your taxes. He said “YOU HAVE TO...
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Notes from Steve

My coach told me to stop after “That’s a great idea …” and not add “but if it were me I’d do it this way.” She said I had an issue with power and control. So I applied this wise perspective to my cat. Basically, if he is in a...
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Amy's Reflections

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” - James Baldwin This week is spring break in Belmond, and I took the week off to spend with my family. We were planning on going to Missouri to see relatives...
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Notes from Steve

Sitting here looking out at a truckload of snow. “sigh …” Snow in any fashion and form is depressing to me. I am not a monochromatic type of guy. I need greens and browns; colors of all sorts. White is not a color. I was saying at lunch today that...
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Notes from Steve

I’m trying really hard to infuse tranquility into my life right now. It doesn’t help that my cat starts howling every night at 2:30 in the morning. (Perhaps tranquility is a cousin of lack of sleep – if it is, I don’t have far to go.) People I’ve told this...
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Notes from Steve

I’m writing this on Monday with deep and resounding anticipation and appreciation for the first of March. Usually, my favorite day of the year because it is the farthest away from February you get. This February though, wasn’t so bad. Is it because I am in a good place? It...
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Amy's Reflections

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." --Harriet Ann Jacobs We are getting closer to spring, warmer temperatures, and green grass. I love spring as it is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. It is interesting the parallel...
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Notes from Steve

I read this thing on being polite and not wanting to make a scene. Basically, it can kill you.* The third rule of Larry** is that if “I am resting comfortably, and you try and bother me or pick me up, I will scratch and bite your arm – you...
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Notes from Steve

Today is Valentine’s day … also it is the 11th anniversary of Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics (Clarion) doing orthopedic surgery. Now, big time surgery is routine for us but back then, this was huge for both Orthopedic Specialists (then OSMS) and us. Wright Medical Center (our name back then)...
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