War on Culture

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Memories From an Old File Cabinet

I love that the term we call our culture, the Wise Firm, is based on the Biblical parable and a song I grew up singing in Sunday school. “The wise...

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Leadership Lessons From Fantasy Football

I have played in the same fantasy football league for over 12 years. I must admit, with today's technology it is more fun than ever. My grandson, Davis (11), has...

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Is Busyness a Form of Laziness?

I hate raking leaves. I mean I really hate raking leaves. It just so happens that I have five large oak trees in my yard that drop copious amounts of...

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Attitudes Swing Faster Than the Winter Storm

As I was returning from the MFG meeting in sunny Naples, FL, a few weeks ago, a fierce winter storm was sweeping across the southeast and leaving in its wake...

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Belonging Is Not Just About Me

Not many people know this, but HORNE was the first firm to take a chance on me. I wasn’t the smartest student in the class. I wasn’t the most social....

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When Paranoia Turns Productive

This blog is the third in the series, Are We Really Choosing to Be Great? So far in this series, we have explored two common attributes that Jim Collins discovered...

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Would You Put Your Name on It?

Since hearing John O’Leary speak at last year’s HORNE Leadership Summit, I’ve been devoted to reading his blog. In a recent post, John talks about Brian Buffini, who emigrated from...

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Making Bold Moves With Minimal Risk Requires Empirical Creativity

This blog is the second in the series, Are We Really Choosing to Be Great? Last week, I started a new series to evaluate us as individuals, as CPA firms...

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“What Would You Order?”

Picture this. A nice restaurant, low lighting and candles lit. You ask the lovely waitress for an entrée suggestion. Her reply, “Try our prime rib po-boy. It’s wonderful. I get...

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Leading With Fanatic Discipline in a World of Disruption

Last summer, I wrote My Very Own Jerry Maguire Blog, a series that challenged the public accounting profession to evaluate how well we are performing as trusted advisors. Fortunately, it...

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People FIRST: A Call to Love

I grew up in a diverse family—four sisters, one brother, three races, and a 75 year age span between the family members that still lived in my parent’s house in...

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HORNE’S Full Potential College Program May 24-25, 2017

May 24-25, 2017: New Orleans, LA – Join us for HORNE’S Full Potential College Program to experience the HORNE culture, meet with partners and team members, and learn how to reach your full potential.

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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...

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Creating Value Within Our Wise Firm Culture

Every day, I have the same question lingering in the back of my brain. How am I adding value and making a difference at HORNE—both internally and externally? This is...

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Will Your Goals Change Your Life?

It's that time of year—goal setting time. New Year’s resolutions abound on every desk, journal, career goal system, refrigerator, bathroom, car visor, website and even napkins. Of course, there's also...

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How to Sponsor Diversity in the Leadership Ranks

A regional accounting firm uses a traditional tool to mix up its traditionally white, male leadership ranks.

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Shortcuts Often End in Disaster

We recently moved to a new home and Jazzy, our slightly spoiled 14-year-old Yorkie, has been adjusting to his new surroundings. Like what pillow will I sleep on today? Tough...

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Taking Time to Recharge is Crucial to Success

It's 9:30 a.m. on a beautiful partly cloudy day and I'm 21 feet off the ground in a tree. There's just enough breeze to keep the leaves raining down and...

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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...

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Joey Havens Named to Accounting Today MP Elite List

HORNE LLP’s Executive Partner Joey Havens has been named to Accounting Today’s 2016 Class of the Managing Partner Elite.

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The Wise Firm Way

The Wise Firm© is the name of our culture at HORNE. It is both who we are, and who we aspire to be. 

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Accounting Today: HORNE Revamps Firm Culture

The public accounting industry is dominated by status quo approaches and absent are fierce, healthy debates on cultural challenges. The profession is facing an inevitable transformation and Horne is challenging the status quo with their journey.

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AICPA: 3 Pitfalls to Avoid on the Road to Becoming the Firm of the Future

We have a choice: we can stick to the practices and procedures we know—ones that have admittedly helped us build the success we enjoy today—or we can take the kinds of bold steps that will ensure our future relevance and prosperity.

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AICPA: Is Your Firm Suffering from an Identity Crisis?

Defining who your firm is—and is not—is the first step to a successful strategy.

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AICPA: 5 Reasons Firms Aren't Holding on to the Best Talent

Ask yourself these essential questions to determine whether you're driving top talent away.

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AICPA: 6 Stumbling Blocks on the Road to Greatness

Don’t let complacency keep you from facing the realities of a changing marketplace.

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The Billable Hour's Time May Finally Be Up

The billable hour has long been the gold standard in the accounting profession.

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Proclaiming "War" on Accounting Firm Culture

HORNE Executive Partner Joey Havens is on a mission. He compares work culture within accounting firms to quicksand, and he believes that the profession may drown in its own inaction if it doesn’t change soon.

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Buried in Denial

Six common characteristics that cause denial of culture issues in accounting firms

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Cultural Quicksand

Understanding the five hidden challenges affecting accounting culture

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Who Are We?

Answering the number one question that determines future relevancy

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Whitepaper

Becoming the Firm of the Future

This white paper will spotlight areas where opportunities exist for firms to address a changing workforce and marketplace.

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5 Steps To Creating The CPA Firm of the Future

MACPA / BLI blog on CPA firms and the challenges they are facing.

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Challenging the Mainstays of Public Accounting

The Old Way vs. The New Way of Measuring Success

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Cultural Quicksand 5 Hidden Challenges That Are Drowning the Accounting Profession

Hidden Challenges That Are Drowning the Accounting Profession.

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The HORNE Identity: Connect the Dots

This video helps us to “Connect the Dots” around what it means to be the Wise Firm! 

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IPA: Changing the Culture at HORNE

Inside Public Accounting article on why some of the mainstays of accounting are being dismantled and put together again.