Jan 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Connecting Our People with Purpose: Part 3

Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish..."

This truth is not just applicable for a nation or an athletic team, but it’s a truth best applied to every organization and business.  In Connecting Our People with Purpose: Part 2, we discussed how exhausting it is to wander around aimlessly. We can all likely relate to times in our career where we’ve sat in front of a computer, plugging away, and wondered, “Why am I even doing this?” That’s where vision and purpose comes in.

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Topics: Life Purpose, Culture

Jun 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

2020 Vision: It’s Not about Your Eyesight

Thinking of Our 2020 Vision as a Roadmap

I have a confession to make:  I use Google Maps every day for my commute. You may think that my commute is arduous, complicated or that I’m new to the area. Turns out, my drive is only 5.6 miles, involves three turns on four roads, and I’ve lived in my current home for four years. 

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Topics: Life Purpose, Culture

May 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Connecting Our People with Purpose: Part 2

Wandering around aimlessly is exhausting. We can all likely relate to times in our career where we’ve sat in front of a computer, plugging away, and wondered, “Why am I even doing this?”

Having direction, goals, and an overall purpose makes work and life in general, simply invigorating. It transforms everyday tasks from tedious to vital. It gives us each a sense of place, of belonging.

When it comes to the work we do in HORNE Government Services, finding purpose isn’t a hard thing to do. Roughly 70 percent of our team has been affected by natural disasters, and lived through the aftermath.

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Topics: Life Purpose

May 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Connecting Our People with Purpose: Part 1

It is extremely easy to get “caught up” in the daily routine of work, regardless of the specific position we hold within an organization. It is also easy to fail to connect the true purpose we are serving in our specific position and just how important that purpose can be to others.

Within the Franchise Services team at HORNE, we are serving our franchise-owner clients in a manner that is somewhat unique, even to CPA firms. Our business model is built around HORNE assuming the role of the client’s back office accounting staff, human resource team to a degree, and even the controller and chief financial officer in some cases.

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Topics: Life Purpose

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