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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 61

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

"A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it". ~ Nikki Giovann August is one of my favorite...
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Notes from Steve

I’m on Ragbrai this week. Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of my bariatric surgery. Pre-surgery, I felt like I was slowly dying. It hurt to walk - all I wanted to do was lay on the couch … I was aging and dying in place. Now, the answer for...
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Amy's Reflections

Step back in perspective, open your heart and welcome transition into a new phase of life. - Linda Rawson My thought for this week is transitions. There are transitions going on around us all the time, and we tend to have a first row seat especially in healthcare. For each...
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Notes from Steve

I was at Dr. Nagel's going away parties yesterday, and I was moved by the amount of love in the different venues for a guy who truly and absolutely impacted everyone he touched. First in the afternoon, his legions of patients stood in line and expressed their sadness for his...
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Notes from Steve

I got up yesterday morning at 4am and made pesto. I had a lot of basil I needed to get rid of … so I needed to make it* … or the basil would have gone bad. Did I have to do it at 4am; probably not but I was...
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Amy's Reflections

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. ~ Bob Marley I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with Shaila this past week. It was nice to have some...
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Notes from Steve

I watched a movie last night. The main character was this dowdy, colorful woman*. She went to a motivational speaker who said don’t look at the word as “impossible” but rather “I’m possible”. I never thought of this before. I kind of like it. I’m possible not impossible … ?...
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Notes from Steve

A couple of things that are swimming in my overly creative (read: too much caffeine) mind. One is the story The Princess and the Pea and the second is the show Ghost Whisperer. In The Princess and the Pea, the part I remember is the sensitivity to the pea (read...
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Notes from Steve

I called the bug guy the other day because I found all these weird pincher looking bugs in my house. I decided (based on my extensive knowledge of house renovations, pulled from hours of watching HGTV) that I had termites. Before I called, I ran down into my basement (of...
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Amy's Reflections

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ~ George Bernard Shaw Are we losing the art of communication? This week alone I have encountered at least six different examples of situations that would have been handled better with face to face communication than...
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