Jul 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Want to Grow Your Team? It's All About Growing Engagement

Growing leaders faster is a key need for most companies. With the changing workplace demographics—including the mass exodus of Baby Boomers and inept succession planning—organizations are scrambling to grow high potentials into leaders who can lead faster.

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Topics: Leadership, Growth, Culture, People Development

Apr 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Opportunities Don't Live in Comfort Zones

I will never forget my first internship during the last semester of undergrad, sitting in the board room of a publicly traded bank starry eyed and amazed. I thought everyone was a genius and there was no way I could ever learn all that they knew. I left there sad to return to school, but excited and anxious to start back as an associate at HORNE. Fast forward three short years later (one year of grad school and two years of professional experience) and I’ve found myself on the other side of the prior situation. I am now the person that interns are looking at and thinking I have it all together and know everything. While I still have lots to learn and I by no means know everything, every year when we get a new group of interns I stop and reflect on how far I’ve come from the time I was in their shoes.

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Topics: Leadership, Growth, Opportunity

Nov 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM

When Passion and Career Align

For millennials, the workforce looks vastly different today than when baby boomers were entering. Passion is a hot topic that society pushes millennials towards in the search for a career. Many millennials believe they will be unfilled in the corporate world because it does not provide an opportunity to pursue certain passions. For me, a millennial, life at HORNE has proven that a personal passion can easily align with my career. 

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Topics: Growth, People Development, Passion

Nov 10, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Growing People Takes Courage

As a human resources professional, I’ve seen and learned a lot about people. One thing is for sure—growing people takes courage. Saying what needs to be said at the right time at the right place is not easy. We all observe, see, know or learn things others need to hear sometimes. And sometimes it’s not all positive. The easy road is to keep adverse feedback we’ve noticed to ourselves. When you take the accountability to speak up for betterment, it’s good to have some tips of courage. Here are some that I’ve relied on to help prepare for those tough conversations:

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Topics: Growth, Culture

Jun 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With Risk Comes Reward

When it comes to our personal and professional growth, the common denominator that often trips us up involves risk. As I consider my performance over the past years and my future ambitions, I find myself pondering these two questions:

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Topics: Leadership, Growth, People Development, Risk

Oct 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Are You Prepared For Winning?

I wanted to win every single game I ever played in or coached, but I understood that ultimately the winning or losing may not be under my control. What was under my control was how I prepared myself and our team. I judged my success, my 'winning,' on that. It just made more sense.   – John Wooden (Hall of Fame basketball coach)

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Topics: Growth, People Development, Full Potential

Oct 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

53 Years Later…What Would Mr. Horne Think?

Today marks the 53rd anniversary since the founding of HORNE. Five decades of serving clients!

When someone recently asked me what I thought Mr. Horne, Sr. would say if he could see us now, I chuckled and told her that Mr. Horne would probably have more than a few words for me! I know he would ask “What is this Wise Firm?” and “Why are we putting so much knowledge out on our website?” 

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Topics: Growth, Building a Wise Firm