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Embarrassed by My Attitude

I'm flying home (boarding the plane last as usual) and since I have changed flights to grab an earlier flight home, I am in the very back of the plane....

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What Would Have to Be True for Us to Change Our Direction, Mind or Assumptions?

A few weeks ago, we kicked off a new blog series, 5 Questions that Might Make Us #beEvenBetter, to address the challenges facing accounting firms today. These five questions will help...

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Forget Balance, Learn to Find Your Rhythm

I recently shared my belief that “balance” (as in “work-life balance”) was a lie. It is obviously a lie many still believe, so let me offer you my argument against...

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Let's Make Positivity Viral

“I thought I was cool and knew my abbreviations but you’re proving me wrong!” “#IDKWTHTI” “What does #YSL mean?” “Man, the millennial here is trying to figure out #WTH #YSL...

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Purpose Requires Context

I have a teleconference in five minutes and my cell phone battery is blinking a red 4%. How is this possible? There’s no way I have used my phone enough...

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HORNE Open Office Jackson, TN

Come join us for our Open Office at HORNE LLP in our Jackson office September 25, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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HORNE Open Office Memphis, TN

Come join us for our Open Office at HORNE LLP in our Memphis office August 29, 2019 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

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HORNE Open Office Starkville, MS

Come join us for our Open Office at HORNE LLP in our Starkville office August 22, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Go Hard in the Paint and Own Your Career

I come from a family of high-achievers, medical professionals, doctors, Colonels and Seals. Each of my family members hustled to get where they are at. They own their careers. They...

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The Crabby Truth About Leadership

I can see the blood start to trickle down my finger and the pain is growing as I keep my hand hidden inside the sand bucket. It's our annual crab...

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Has the Weight of Success Cracked Our Foundation?

Have you ever experienced foundation problems with your house? It's not that uncommon, especially here in the Southeast. But what about your firm? Many of our organizations today have severe...

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A Cheesehead’s Search for Belonging

The sense of belonging we strive for every team member to have here at HORNE is the same need that it is recognized as the third level in Maslow’s Hierarchy...

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Are Dinosaurs in Our Sandbox?

It’s a sunny, hot mid-afternoon as Sully (my two-year-old grandson) and I make our way across the hot pavement to the sidewalk as fast as his little legs would carry...

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Are We Really Moving Fast Enough?

Last week, we kicked off 5 Questions that Might Make Us #beEvenBetter, a new blog series addressing the challenges facing accounting firms today. These key questions regarding our firm’s future will...

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How Well You Know Your Team Affects Your Results

Two skinny vanilla lattes. Both sugar-free. One hot chocolate. One flavor of the day. One Café Mocha. One medium roast. One London Fog—sugar-free and skinny. An iced coffee, room for...

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5 Questions that Might Make Us #beEvenBetter

Imagine for a moment that your accounting firm is on board a luxury passenger bus headed to an important retreat. A fierce thunderstorm has popped up, and circular winds are...

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Technology Saved My Feet

In last week’s blog, Are We Serving up an Eggcellent Experience, I shared about my trip to Seattle with CeCe and our daughter, Haley. We were very excited about hiking...

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A Matter of Trust

The first job of a leader is to inspire trust. But why…and how?The why behind the significance of building trust is that the essence of leadership is the ability to...

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Serving With a Generous Mindset

HORNE’s Growth Mindset Client Promises consists of four key commitments to our clients – DELIVER, COLLABORATE, ANTICIPATE, and CARE. It’s a cogwheel of promises that work in tandem with each...

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Making ‘I Think I Can’ ‘I Know I Can’

I think I can...I think I can...I think I can. These are infamous words from a childhood story we all know well. The purpose of the story is to build...

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Challenging the Mainstays of Public Accounting

Then, you climbed the ladder of success using the mainstays of public accounting. Now, you earn success by challenging the status quo, creating a sense of belonging and connecting your purpose. 

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Havens Named Top Thought Leader in Profession

HORNE's Executive Partner Joey Havens was recognized for his visionary leadership in the profession, being named a Top Thought Leader in the Accounting Profession by CPA Practice Advisor at this year's Thought Leader Symposium in Indianapolis.

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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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5 Hidden Challenges that are Drowning the Accounting Profession

These challenges are what we call, cultural quicksand. Firms that understand and avoid hidden cultural quicksand will experience an abundance of growth and enduring prosperity.

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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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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.

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Who Are We?

Answering the number one question that determines future relevancy