Jan 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Would You Make the Coffee?

I rushed into the breakroom between meetings to grab a quick cup of coffee, but much to my disappointment the carafe was totally empty. I took a quick glance at the Keurig sitting on the counter and contemplated making a single cup, but the thought was fleeting. I knew that in a matter of minutes someone else would do the same thing I was doing—stop by the breakroom in between commitments to refuel their tank and refresh their cup. No, I’d pass on the quick fix, and I’d wait the five minutes it would take to make a fresh pot. In the process, I’d help someone else avoid this small pause in their day.

Continue reading >

Topics: Leadership, Servant Leadership, Growth

Dec 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

A Look Back at 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on a year of amazing discussions and inspiration to see how culture mattered in 2018.

What did we find? Our readers really enjoy blogs where our team members didn't shy away from hard topics and felt empowered to share their personal stories.

Here’s a look back at the most read blogs from 2018.

Continue reading >

Topics: Culture Matters

Dec 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Growing Yourself to Grow Others: Part 2

Leading others well requires constant learning and growing. To best develop our teams, we have to first be willing to develop ourselves! One of the best ways to learn is by sharing with and hearing from peers.

Continue reading >

Topics: Growth, Leadership, Feedback

Nov 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Growing Yourself to Grow Others: Part 1

At HORNE, we believe that our people are our greatest asset and the best way to grow all of our team members is by first, growing our leaders. One of the ways we develop our leaders is by hosting regular group coaching sessions, focused on the strategic needs facing our leaders. The purpose of these sessions is to provide a confidential space where transparency, collaboration, strategizing and peer learning can best take place. Our most recent session was focused around understanding and unpacking specific feedback as it relates to our roles as leaders and determining ways to improve on them.

Continue reading >

Topics: Growth, Leadership, Listening, Feedback, Empowered People

Nov 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Business Professional, Mom and…Acrobat?

When I was in college working to obtain my bachelor’s in business management, if someone told me that one day I would grow up to become an acrobat, I would have told them they’d lost their mind. Pigs had a better chance of sprouting wings and taking to the sky than I had of navigating a trapeze. Yet here I sit ten years later, constantly walking a tightrope as I try to balance work and home life.

Continue reading >

Topics: Fearless Unrivaled Flexibility, Growth, Honor Values

Oct 25, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Want Better Feedback? Ask, Understand and Grow

“Thanks for the feedback!” Walking down the hall in the office, I overhear this statement. It’s a common saying these days. I think about how feedback has impacted our culture, smiling in gratitude. 

Continue reading >

Topics: Feedback

Oct 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Little Things Make a Big Impact

At some point in my life, I decided that one of my mantras would be that the little things in life can make a big impact. The risk with stating that in this blog is that people who know me can likely find many instances where I have not lived up to that mantra. Agreed, I am not always consistent with it; however, it is something that I think about often. 

Continue reading >

Topics: Client Service, Customer Experience, Impact, attention to detail

Oct 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

5 Questions to Own Your Career

Research tells us that engagement is a byproduct of four sequential factors, built on a solid foundation of clear expectations. Team members must know what is expected of them at work and have the resources to perform their jobs before they can even think about engagement.

Continue reading >

Topics: Engagement, Expectations, Ownership, Full Potential

Sep 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Curiosity and Creativity: The Answers to (Un)Certainty

Certainty. It’s something many of us crave, but time and time again, life proves to be uncertain. Every area of our lives produces some unknown elements. As much as we plan and prepare, the truth is uncertainty can also mean feeling insecure, unsettled, unmotivated, and at times, very disconnected from one’s purpose.

Continue reading >

Topics: Full Potential, Ownership

RELATED POSTS