SPECIAL FEATURE: June Leadership Development Carnival

We are honored to host this month’s Leadership Development Carnival. At Horizon Point, we find that each month the carnival is filled with rich content to enhance your knowledge of Leadership. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! Communication Is Empathy Dying?Sadly empathy seems to be dying. It can be devastating to relationships… both personal and professional. Learn why this is important and how you can reclaim it. — Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE (@macdarling) Divided we fail, in dialogue we create the futureIn this time of challenges we need dialogue and solutions but we see polarization. Also at work, you must

Open the Door to New Experiences

3,098.0 miles away Traveling 3,098.0 miles away from my home to live with the Ward family and shadow Mary Ila and HPC surely is a completely new experience for me. Since February and until May, I have been in the United States. This is the longest time I have ever been away from home and family. In one of the training sessions I got to shadow Horizon Point, we did an exercise where we selected two things that motivated us at work, and two others that did the complete opposite. The two that least motivated me from the list were

A Tale of Two Employers: Workplace Appreciation

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“Employees don’t quit their job, they quit their manager.” How many times have you heard that phrase? Have you ever identified so much with it, thinking its origin may in fact be you for how well it resonates with your experiences? Well, I have.  I worked with a large company for almost 3 years, holding 2 different jobs within that time, searching for a position that would maintain my attention and highlight my skills coupled with a manager who would invest in me as both an employee and a person. In those 3 years, I found neither of those things

SPECIAL FEATURE! How to Put the “Home” in Office

This week, we are thrilled to feature the launch of a new Spaces And Places blog! Created by Drew and Mary Ila Ward, Spaces And Places is a little bit of real estate, design, and travel, and a whole lot of what makes spaces and places home. Horizon Point’s mission is to innovate the workplace, and part of that effort is sharing stories about spaces and places (you may have noticed our “space” theme this year!). READ THE FIRST BLOG ON SPACES AND PLACES: “How to Put the ‘Home’ in Office“!

Alabama’s Best Kept Secret

This week we have a very special guest blogger, Cassie Shropshire, with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)! This year made the 33rd anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday life activities. The ADA guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to enjoy employment opportunities, purchase goods and services, and participate in state and local government programs. Just four years after the ADA was signed into law, the Alabama Legislature created a state agency that would be