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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 to the transformation that is occurring in our profession and in business overall. We are dealing with and facing fast-moving disruption not creeping change. One ... Read more

No Input=No Buy-In=No Success

This blog is the sixth in the series, My Top 10 Blunders and How You Can Avoid Them. When I received one of my first big firmwide promotions as director of physician services, I also made one of my biggest blunders. Our firm was already serving lots of hospital clients and providing a comprehensive list of ... Read more

10 Things I Learned About Teams – Outside of the Office

Against my better judgment, I decided to participate on my firm’s Dragon Boat racing team for a local charity event. Despite my reluctance, we had a wonderful time and it was a great time for many team members to bond and spend time face-to-face. I’m so glad that I decided to participate and I want ... Read more

Good Isn’t Good Enough – Why I’m Focused on Greatness

In previous blogs I’ve written about moving from good to great, to become the Wise Firm, to accomplish smart, sustainable growth. This requires an uncommon discipline to become knowledge leaders, engage our clients face-to-face on future challenges and deliver services that leave their businesses better than we found them. In order to make the journey to ... Read more

The Buddy System

An important part of our culture at HORNE is the buddy system. Unlike the crusty former St. Louis Cardinals Manager Whitey Herzog who once said, “I’m not buddy-buddy with my players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog,” we recognize that we need to give our people the friendship and help necessary ... Read more

Packing a Punch

Why do some of the funniest things happen in church? When Brandon (our oldest child) was four–years-old he was banging a hymnal against the pew in front of us. I had threatened him several times, and after a really loud bang, I reached out, trying not to draw attention, and popped him quietly on the ... Read more