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How I Learned to Be a Working Parent

I’m a working parent and the mother of a toddler. I am also a later-in-life parent, who learned to be a working parent more than 15 years into my chosen...

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5 Tips to Relax

How important is it for us to relax? How often do we really prioritize time that allows us to fully relax? I know that being able to relax is key...

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Golf Again? Please No!

In golf, your ability to play the “short game” is the quickest way to lower your score. You cannot shoot low scores in golf if you can’t chip and putt....

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4 Habits Every Manager Must Break to Avoid Burnout

Managers are responsible for other’s performance and growth. It’s part of the gig. You can’t deny it, avoid it or hide from it. This means when we take on this...

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Passion Fuels Our Pace

“Slow down, Joey! I have already asked you to slow down. Please slow down.” I am constantly hearing CeCe from behind me as we are walking to an Ole Miss...

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Icing on the Cake

Mom baked me a large three-layer German Chocolate cake every year for my birthday from when I was a toddler until I was out of college. I’ve tried a lot...

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Some Risks Are Worth Taking

What do you do when you realize you aren’t happy with the job you have? At first glance, you might think, duh…find a new job. BUT, what if you love...

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What Matters Most Right Now?

I’m amazed by how easily I can become consumed with things that aren’t the main focus. I might have a presentation to prepare for, yet I will check Twitter or...

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Thanks for Everything, I Had a Wonderful Time!

We recently lost our Yorkie and best friend, Jazzy. Jazzy was almost 16 years old and was truly a member of the family. I’ve shared several stories about Jazzy’s comfortable...

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3 Ways to Reward Your Team That Doesn’t Cost Anything

In a recent brainstorming exercise, a team I was working with explored the concept of rewards. None of the ideas replaced fair wages, performance bonuses, appreciation or on-the-spot praise, but...

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A Small Personal Touch Makes Big Difference

Now this is a special birthday card! This one is from my 5-year-old granddaughter, Dabs. Here, she has drawn pictures of her younger brother, Sullivant, who is fondly called Sully...

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Are You Really a Connoisseur?

CeCe, my wife, has a reputation for making outlandish and sometimes thought-provoking statements (being extremely cautious here) which at times leave us laughing for hours. Recently, our daughter Haley and...

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Leaving a Lasting Impression

My husband and I live in New York and one morning on his routine walk to work he spotted a wallet that belonged to a young girl from Nebraska. It...

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Are We Stacking Our Wood Too High?

Last fall, at the first crisp cool wind that I felt (we treasure things like this in the Deep South), I called and ordered a cord of firewood for our...

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You Can Do It!

A few weeks ago I was jogging (liberal use of the word) in Naples, Florida, around 9:30 a.m. It was a beautiful day and about 2.5 miles into my run...

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Fearless Unrivaled Flexibility is More Than Just Leaving Early on Friday

When I started at HORNE, I didn’t realize how much I could actually love the firm I worked for. I haven’t been at HORNE long, but I have learned so...

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More Than Accounting

For many people, the phrase “More Than Teeth” does not immediately bring much to mind. This could be due to an intense fear that represses all memories associated with your...

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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