Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 64

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

I was in Chicago for education on Monday and Tuesday.* I love Chicago, but I hate getting there. Sometimes I drive and sometimes I fly - it takes about the same amount of time when you factor in all the waiting at the airport. New though, are flights out of...
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Notes from Steve

Paul, who used to work here, told me once his mom had his big dog shaved in the summer because it was hot outside and the dog had a lot of hair. Paul said the dog was completely humiliated and lived the rest of his days mortified and depressed. This...
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Notes from Steve

My coach told me to approach everything from a place of love. She used to live in Boulder, CO - the place for granola, hippies, and love-ins, so it was expected. I challenged her on it and she said it, was merely a technique to rise above emotion and come...
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Amy's Reflections

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. - Stephen R. Covey We use the word priorities a lot, and I would venture to guess that most of us struggle daily keeping our priorities straight in our mind. Sometimes...
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Notes from Steve

When I was a kid in junior high I wasn't always the nicest kid. The mental health experts would probably say I was a product of being bullied in grade school. In my post bully world, I would do things like upset a board game if I wasn't winning or...
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Notes from Steve

I just spoke with Ania in the hallway about perspective. “I asked Joel this morning why we were so blessed to end up in the right community, the right church and with the right friends … we are so blessed!” (Joel is Ania’s husband) We then talked about perspective. Ania...
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Amy's Reflections

None of us is as smart as all of us. -Ken Blanchard We are gearing up for dance competition at the end of this month. The girls are excited and have been working hard to clean their routines. We talk a lot about the commitment to the team and why...
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Notes from Steve

Kudos to all who braved the blizzard and went above and beyond. I seriously hate February. Not in a jokey humorous way - but rather, in a full out deep seated hate. I realize that February, and all its dreadfulness is as it is in Iowa AND nothing short of...
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Notes from Steve

February. Uh…a short dreadful month that is marked with bad weather. (This is also a leap year so it just adds insult to injury.) This month so far is not enjoyable. A lot of us were stranded at home Tuesday (Thanks to those who were able to make it in...
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Amy's Reflections

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Lately, I have heard Steve make reference to this concept of being...
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