Innovation Starts Today With Your Leadership

Last week, we took a look at how a strong culture leads to innovation with HORNE’s Principles for a Culture of Innovation in Executive Partner Joey Havens’ beBetter blog. This week, it’s time to ask yourself if your firm is future ready? published its “Insights into the CPA of the Future Study” concluding that 92% of CPAs reported that they were not “future ready.” Read more about Joey’s challenge to leaders of the profession to set the tone at the top and do what it takes to become a future ready firm in his beBetter blog below.

Without Leadership There Is No Culture of Innovation

“Tone at the Top” can be cliché, but not when we’re talking about innovation. In fact, without leadership leading the way, it is impossible to have a culture that fosters innovation.

In CPA firms, we are in desperate need of bold leaders to step forward and decide they’ll no longer live in the Historical CPA category, the traditional role of the profession. I am eager for us to transform our profession into the Future Ready Firm. 

My challenge to leaders in our profession is this: We have a tremendous opportunity for growth and increased relevance. Let’s commit today to set the “Tone at the Top” to do what it takes as leaders to be future ready firms. 

I believe in you and know you have what it takes to inspire our firms to shake off our comfortable pajamas of legacy beliefs and put on the armor of future facts that will propel our profession to more victories. Innovation starts today with your leadership.  Lets do this together.

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About the Author:
Joey Havens, CPA, is the executive partner at HORNE LLP, where he passionately lives out his life’s calling to help others see and reach their full potential. He is a husband, father, grandfather, avid outdoorsman, and fanatical college sports fan.

Topics: Innovation, Culture Matters, Leadership

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