Oct 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

I Can’t Hear You!

Earlier this year, I was chosen, along with a couple of other team members, to attend the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee Convention in Sandestin, Florida. This would be the first time HORNE would be represented at the convention. Not only would we meet new, fascinating people, we’d be at the beach in October! Cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, amazing food. Why not? The other two team members and I eagerly prepared to register and arrange our transportation and lodging plans. I was excited to travel to Florida for the first time.

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Topics: Perspective, Communication, Positive Energy

Oct 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Is the Excuse of “Time” Holding You Back?

“I just don’t have time to do this and serve my clients,” my colleague stated very matter-of-factly. He was insistent that time was his barrier to implementing his part of a firmwide strategy. I wasn’t so sure. 

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Topics: Time Management

Oct 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Discipline Equals Freedom

Discipline equals freedom. That short sentence is seemingly a paradox. When we typically think of the meaning of discipline, we think of more effort, discomfort, and doing the opposite of what our natural predisposition tells us to do.

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Topics: Discipline, Empowered People, Attitude, Status Quo

Oct 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Building Others Up

When I think back to my first time serving as a performance advisor (PA), when it was actually called being a mentor, I always think about what a huge responsibility I was handed. I vividly remember thinking, “Really, my partners are entrusting me to help grow our future leaders? But I'm still growing myself!” I didn’t know how they thought I was going to make an impact on helping others grow when I wasn’t there myself. 

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Topics: Servant Leadership, People Development, Full Potential

Sep 28, 2017 11:30:00 AM

3 Tips to Strengthen Your Relationships

Have you ever had an emergency come up, want to take a vacation, or just an afternoon off? 

Have you ever been so busy that you can’t handle a project alone or need a fresh perspective? Sure, we all have. Life happens. But when you have others who you can depend on, it sure does make life go a little more smoothly. 

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Topics: Relationships, Teamwork, Team Building

Sep 21, 2017 10:06:54 AM

This is Why I Believe I Can Achieve My Dreams at HORNE

“Being the best is easier said than done! I wake up every morning with my mind set on being the best at what I do. I consider myself to be a competitor and that is what drives me to succeed. I plan on taking the accounting industry by storm in the next ten years with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. My personal goal is to be the best CPA I can be and also to influence the world through accounting.” 

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Topics: Culture, Full Potential, Culture Matters

Sep 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Out With the Rigid Policy, in With the Flexibility Philosophy

Merriam-Webster defines flexibility as the quality of being adaptable or variable. HORNE set out several years ago to explore what flexibility meant to its people. Through this journey, one thing became clear—the “definition” of flexibility differed from one team member to the next. There was too much variability in flexibility to establish a rigid policy. So instead, we created a philosophy together as a firm. This philosophy, known as Fearless Unrivaled Flexibility (FUF), is centered on three principles: commitment, trust and communication.

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Topics: Fearless Unrivaled Flexibility

Sep 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

3 Ways to Show Your Appreciation at Work

“How can I demonstrate my appreciation for you?” I asked. It was a simple question to a mixed project team a few years ago. I had no idea the responses I heard would literally change the way I approached sharing appreciation for the rest of my career.

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Topics: Culture, Empowered People

Aug 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

So Much More Than a Job

What is your job? Have you ever really considered that? I don’t mean the tasks you do every day, but something larger. Solving problems, sharing insights, helping others see the possibilities… Those are all acts of service and the very things that keep me coming back day after day. It’s so much more than a job. As each day unfolds and you go about your tasks, how would it change if you simply stopped for a minute and considered the acts of service you are providing your clients? 

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Topics: Culture, Client Service, Service

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