January 18, 2017

Learn Fast Learn Forward Learn Together

What do we mean by these four words and why do we repeat one of them three times? Learn Fast Learn Forward Learn Together has become HORNE’s motto for adjusting to the transformation that is occurring in our profession and in business overall. We are dealing with and facing fast-moving disruption not creeping change.

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Topics: Teamwork, Life-Long Learning, Leadership

April 20, 2016

Topics: Teamwork, Leadership

September 23, 2015

One Team One Direction - 4 Powerful Words that Define Our Journey

I frequently close internal communications to my team with “One Team One Direction.” Recently, one of our new team members asked, “What does ‘One Team One Direction’ mean to our leadership?” What a fantastic question, and I want to share exactly what those four powerful words mean to me.  

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Topics: Teamwork, Leadership

March 05, 2015

10 Things I Learned About Teams – Outside of the Office

Against my better judgment, I decided to participate on my firm’s Dragon Boat racing team for a local charity event. Despite my reluctance, we had a wonderful time and it was a great time for many team members to bond and spend time face-to-face. I’m so glad that I decided to participate and I want to share with you the top ten things I learned from this event. 

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Topics: Teamwork

January 21, 2015

Good Isn’t Good Enough – Why I’m Focused on Greatness

In previous blogs I’ve written about moving from good to great, to become the Wise Firm, to accomplish smart, sustainable growth. This requires an uncommon discipline to become knowledge leaders, engage our clients face-to-face on future challenges and deliver services that leave their businesses better than we found them.

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Topics: Teamwork, Leadership

October 29, 2014

The Buddy System

An important part of our culture at HORNE is the buddy system. Unlike the crusty former St. Louis Cardinals Manager Whitey Herzog who once said, “I’m not buddy-buddy with my players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog,” we recognize that we need to give our people the friendship and help necessary to transition well into our organization. We assign a buddy to all of our new team members.    
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Topics: Teamwork

October 15, 2014

Packing a Punch

Why do some of the funniest things happen in church? When Brandon (our oldest child) was four–years-old he was banging a hymnal against the pew in front of us. I had threatened him several times, and after a really loud bang, I reached out, trying not to draw attention, and popped him quietly on the back of his hand. He turned around and smiled at me, and said in a too-loud-voice, "Daddy, you hit like a sissy!"
 

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Topics: Teamwork

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