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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 69

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

This guy named Vijali said “We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams – even if it takes a lifetime.” Yes, he’s right. I think the problem, and my dilemma, is to decipher...
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Notes from Steve

There's this book called Raving Fans. This book is probably familiar to some of you … we talked about the concept, and a long time ago the Growth Pillar read this book. The story is about how to make customers raving fans of a business. The author gives examples of...
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Reflections from Amy

Don't wait for an employer, friend, or mentor to show appreciation for your work. Take pride in your own efforts on a daily basis. - Denis Waitley I love the hectic pace of summer. It seems like there is always something to do or somewhere to be this time of...
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Notes from Steve

Four dogs rushed me as if to bite me, last night on my run at 7PM. The owners ran after the dogs as if embarrassed. I just stood still and fortunately didn’t get bit. I think I shrieked a bit when I reminded them of the leash law … sigh....
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Notes from Steve

I wrote a “Dear John” letter to a company we’ve decided not to partner with. If you know anything about me at all, you know that I am all about new stuff. Change is something I relish and seek out. I love shaking things up. But … alas … when...
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Amy's Reflections

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve I saw a post on Facebook this week from one of our ER nurses that questioned if she was really doing what she was meant to do. It...
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Notes from Steve

I was thinking I was oddly at peace today, and then my eye started twitching. I’m having a dinner party on Wednesday night and for some reason it kept me up last night … I was thinking about it. What? Maybe you do this as well, but for some reason...
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Notes from Steve

This is a very strange week for me. As you know, I bowed out of grounded last Friday. Our fridge broke and I got it fixed, but all the meats and cheeses weren't good anymore. Since I sold it and the new owners would take over in a couple of...
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Amy's Reflections

People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul....
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Notes from Steve

In the five stages of grief* the stage of bargaining is the one that resonates the most with me. I think it is more 5 stages of change because we, as humans, experience all the stages with most everything we do. Luckily, most of these stages are quickly experienced, but...
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