War on Culture

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The Transforming Effect of Feedback

After completing my first busy season in the Ridgeland office, I moved to HORNE’s Hattiesburg office as the only team member in my department. I had a plan set in...

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A Dose of Inspiration Through Caring Conversations

Several years ago due to severe back pain, I discovered I had a condition referred to as dysplastic spondylolisthesis which is caused by a congenital defect (present from birth). This...

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3 Reasons to Try a New Initiative

Expanding your circle at work is extremely important to your career growth. Connecting with your peers and having additional sources of friendship and support will help improve overall job satisfaction...

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One Small Thing

One small thing, if repeated daily, is not a small thing. It leads to big things and big impact. One good daily habit can be the difference in great and...

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2017 Southeastern Accounting Show August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017: Atlanta, GA – HORNE’s executive partner Joey Havens will present Building a Culture of Innovation at the 2017 Southeastern Accounting Show.

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The Key to Building Strong Relationships

Ring…ring…ring…it’s a sound we all hear throughout the day but to some it can be the thing you dread most. Whether it’s your wife calling, knowing you forgot to take...

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Are We Just Showing Up?

Simply showing up just doesn’t cut it. Today, we need team members who are going to be fully present. Passionate, focused, committed and engaged....

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Leave It Better Than You Found It

As often as we can, my wife and I like to steal away to the great outdoors for some camping and hiking. The fresh air, beautiful creation, and peace and quiet...

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Are We Getting Better or Just Bigger?

Ever notice the trend when we are faced with stagnation, less relevance, stiffer competition or slow growth—we’re quick to default to a “more is better” approach. An approach based on...

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The Power of an Engaged Team

Last year at our firm’s strategic planning, it was brought to light that a lack of engagement amongst my team was one of the top things holding us back from...

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Urgent Can Cloud Our Future

I think the busy we each feel today primarily comes from our legacy of treating everything as being urgent. We have bought into the legacy thinking that if it is...

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True Service Comes From Your Heart

When I think of service, my earliest memories go back to childhood. As a child, my parents encouraged me and my brother to sort through our toys to identify things...

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Surprise: Low Performing Partners Almost Always Have Two Key CEO Attributes

Let’s start with a bold statement (an assumption based on experience and lots of supporting evidence)—most firms have partners and managers who are not hitting on all cylinders to reach...

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5 Attributes of a Successful Performance Advisor

Despite the light-hearted approach to last week's blog, 5 Foolproof Ways to Fail as a Performance Advisor, I believe the point was still clear—being a good performance advisor actually is...

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Sometimes the Best Ones Get Away

This past Saturday morning, the sun was shining and my wife, CeCe, and I were taking in the start of a slow weekend with coffee on the front porch. She...

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The Leadership Paradigm Complicating Our Future

The unparalleled success of public accounting has led our firms into a leadership paradigm where our basic assumptions, reasons, beliefs and perspectives are failing us in developing leaders for tomorrow’s...

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Our Own Ruts Slow Us Down

It is so tempting (obviously too tempting for CPA firms) to be everything to everybody. CPA firms wear the badge of never saying, “NO.” No wonder we constantly hear the...

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Are You Leading With the Benefit of Good Intentions?

I love the commercial of Charles Barkley walking in the airport with his two buddies and as a mother and baby pass close by, he inquires if she would like...

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Why is HORNE a Great Place To Work

Our destination is the same for everyone — a sense of belonging in a culture that champions inclusion and is committed to helping every team member reach his or her full potential.

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Article

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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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.