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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 68

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

Yesterday I was telling a friend that I usually only compete or participate if I can win or dominate. (… she had a long serious pause …) “Ok, well that is a very brave observation and so if you want to evolve, how are you going change that?” Me being...
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Notes from Steve

Sad day today. We lost a good friend and comrade this past week in Don Barnes. He was an awesome therapist but more importantly – a really good guy. We’ll miss him, that’s for sure. RIP Don. I attended a gathering on mindful leadership last week. It was only a...
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Notes from Steve

So I am having the first backyard party of the summer at my house later tonight … it is pretty close to the coldest August day on record. I thought when I chose this day a month or two ago – we’d be warm and in shorts … not shivering...
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Amy's Reflections

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive disenchanted. - Japanese Proverb Rick and I managed to somehow align our schedules for the first time this summer, and we are both off on vacation this week. Ironically, it turns out that we won’t actually be going anywhere on our...
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Notes from Steve

My friend moved to Chicago. She attended a Cubs game there the second day and was on seen on TV. She’s in the black hat. Friends all over took pictures of her on their TV’s. My uncle George once was on the Lawrence Welk show in the 70’s and danced...
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Notes from Steve

This is a weirdly strange week for me. I was trying to figure it out and was telling a friend of my “dilemma”. She asked what had changed in my life. When I was growing up I had a group of friends – guys and girls – from the neighborhood...
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Amy's Reflections

Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. --Vince Lombardi As I was talking to another leader this week she made the comment that she doesn’t know how I do it, balancing work and raising four children....
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Notes from Steve

Peeling Back the Layers I thought of the analogy of peeling back layers of wall paper in an old house and getting to the core of what the house originally looked like. What was the thought or vision of the architect when the house was built? The reason I thought...
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Notes from Steve

So in the last week I (and the other leaders) participated in a ropes course in Des Moines (100 degrees and 100% humidity – 40 feet off the ground, walking on a rope), got asked to be a keynote speaker at convention in North Carolina in November (yeesh), had my...
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Amy's Reflections

We do not see the world as the world is, we see the world as we are. – Stephen Covey Rick and I spent the day yesterday driving to Iowa City to have Jacob and Maleigha assessed for dyslexia. It was an interesting experience, as we have been there before...
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