Getting to ‘yes’
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As you lead your team, have you found you’re more apt to say “yes” than “no” when someone brings you a really good, innovative idea? Research says most of us lean toward the negative, according to this article from Inc., and that can be a problem.Inc. cites a University of San Diego experiment in which managers were found to be more likely to say “no” to ideas that customers were enthusiastic about. The experimenters found that “managers perceive the most creative ideas as impossible, even when those ideas are completely practical.”Think about that person who reflexively disagrees with you no matter what you say (and you know who they are). Doubting the people around you can become a seriously ingrained habit – and a dangerous one. What innovation are you missing because you initially perceive a good idea as being too risky or too difficult?Inc. had some suggestions for figuring out if an idea is worth taking a chance on – what they called “an adoption litmus test.” Here are the top things you should consider: continue reading »
Rockwell councilman chosen as GOP candidate for Cerro Gordo County Recorder
MASON CITY — Larry Wentz has been chosen to be the Republican candidate for Cerro Gordo County Recorder. Cerro Gordo County Republicans held a special convention on Tuesday, choosing Wentz over T. J. Shovein for the November ballot. Wentz is currently serving in his third term as a Rockwell city councilman. Wentz has also been president of the Rockwell Economic Development Committee for two years, board member of the Linn Grove Recreational Pool Board for four years, and a Public Safety Committee representative for four years. Wentz is a regional service manager for Vereco LLC, supporting Trinity Health and MercyOne locations throughout the region. Wentz will face Democrat AnnMarie Legler in the November general election. Legler has worked for Cerro Gordo County for 13 years, five in the Treasurer’s office, with the last eight in the Recorder’s office. The winner in November will fill the remaining two years of Colleen Pearce’s term. Pearce retired on June 30th after more than 30 years as the County Recorder.