Adam Horne



A few things about me...

Fixer Dad People Ops
My journey so far

Country bumpkin childhood 🌽, left the fields of Devon to study Journalism 📰 at Cardiff Uni 🐲 . Moved to London, sold beds 🛏 for 6 months, then fell into Recruitment at Hays. 3 years in I left to set up my business at 23, just about hustling along for a few years before growing r2 with Ed in 2016. Grew that until Covid showed up (boo) 🦠, launched Scout 2020 and havent looked back since!

What does this graph mean?

Teammates see Adam at work as...

Reliable +2Humble +1Observant +1Hard Working +1Thoughtful

Teammates hope to see Adam grow in…

Maintains effective work life balance +2Mentors and develops teammates for their growth +1Willing to openly have difficult conversationsClearly communicates purpose and vision

Teammates say Adam stands out…

Prioritizes common good over self-interest +2Makes decisions promptly, even with uncertainty +1Collaborates effectively with teammates +1Stays composed throughout conflict or difficult situations +1Balances internal resources effectively

I really admire teammates who are…

Open, humble, and hard-working. Chip in, get sh*t done and find the fun.

I dont feel like I'm overly loud or cocky, so work better with others who succeed and win quietly, without the fanfare. I like to think I do things for the benefit of the business not, me, so like to see that quality in others too- people who can step back and see the benefit to the whole team, not just to them.

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

Working slowly, or taking too long to action things. Dont like asking twice

Because I naturally work fast (too fast, which is sometimes a negative), but it just goes against my natural tendencies. I don't like asking twice because it makes me feel as though it's been ignored or seen as not important the first time.

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1face to faceidc just tell mewith contextwith examples

Just tell me. I won't react aggressively, I feel I am humble and open to criticism. And I want to learn and be better. I can only do that if you give me honest feedback.

You will make my freakin day if you…

share a problemshare an idea

I don't need public praise, or recognition. I just appreciate when people share problems, open up and get involved in helping to build Scout through ideas and getting things done.

Things that deeply motivate me…

Winning 🥇Helping others ❤️Getting things done ✅Working with people I love 🥰

I'm competitive, and satisfied by hitting the finish line, so love getting things done and moving onto the next thing. I also get real satisfaction from being around others and helping to fix things.

I'm energized at work by…

asyncgetting sh*t done.solving problemshelping others succeed

Seeing others in-person

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Go quiet, or seem distracted.

Ask me what's up?

My Achilles Heel is…

I sometimes rush decisions or work too quickly, without input from others

Tell me I've f*cked up and put me in my place- I'm working hard to slow down at times.

How I try to show up at work

TrustingHumbleHard WorkingReliablePatient

I thrive when I can put the right foundations, tools and processes in place to enable people to do what they need to do in their own way without micro-management. I also thrive off pace, getting things done quickly.

My areas for growth

Makes decisions promptly, even with uncertaintyWilling to openly have difficult conversationsMaintains effective work life balance

I want to be better re: candidness with people, approaching tough conversations in the right way. Also working on learning my craft more within Ops (OKR's, process improvement etc)

How I stand out

Stays composed throughout conflict or difficult situationsPrioritizes common good over self-interestMaintains clear long term vision that drives decision makingFosters high performance teamworkCollaborates effectively with teammates