Jun 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Transforming Effect of Feedback

After completing my first busy season in the Ridgeland office, I moved to HORNE’s Hattiesburg office as the only team member in my department.  I had a plan set in place to tackle some of the obstacles I may face, but ultimately knew that most things never go as planned. Luckily, I had a team standing behind me that was ready to take on those challenges as well. I have heard the words “flexibility, feedback, and full potential” a dozen times before, but soon they applied to me in a very real and transforming way. I found meaning in them, and it was due to the support of the people around me.

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Topics: Communication, Feedback, Fearless Unrivaled Flexibility

Aug 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

What Our Feedback Movement Is & Why It's Important

I was recently asked to sum up what HORNE’s feedback movement is and why it’s important in 60 seconds. Wow! I had never thought about needing an elevator speech for our feedback movement. As a leader of our Thanks for the Feedback workshop, I live, eat, breathe and sleep this feedback stuff—but I never really thought about having to convince a feedback skeptic about the importance of feedback.

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Topics: Feedback

May 5, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Is Your Culture Limiting Your Success?

Improving corporate culture is a huge investment in both time and money. But at HORNE, we believe these investments are necessary to win the war for talent in the changing business environment. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, we focused on improving career/life integration, personal flexibility and workplace diversity. Today, lets discuss the impact of continuous feedback. 

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Topics: Feedback, Culture

Jan 14, 2016 2:05:17 PM

How Our War on Culture Launched a Feedback Movement

A few months ago, our HORNE team launched a feedback movement designed to help us capitalize on our greatest opportunity, GROWTH.  As we all work together to build the Wise Firm, the most critical component to each of our building blocks is the growth of our team members. That means being fully engaged in our personal growth and development while helping our fellow team members grow and develop. This is the only way we will all reach our full potential.  Feedback helps us accelerate this growth. And accelerating the growth of our team members is vital to our firm’s success. 

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Topics: Leadership, Feedback, Culture

Jul 30, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Speak Their Language

My wife and I take walks during the week. It’s hard since we both work full-time jobs, but it’s an investment we make time for as often as we can.  During our walks, we cover a wide range of topics from money, to in-laws, to you-name-it. Today, we hit heads and identified some key areas that we both struggle with. In order to work through those things, we’ve determined that we need to speak the other’s language, and speak it well.

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Topics: Teamwork, Feedback, Belonging

Apr 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Owning Your Voice, Owning Your Career

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?  That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where,” said Alice. “Then, it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

This conversation, taken from the children’s fantasy novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was written by Lewis Carroll in 1865, yet it closely resembles how people in the 21st century handle difficult situations including career discussions.  

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Topics: Life Purpose, Feedback, Empowered People