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 »
Nathan McClintic, 66
Nathan McClintic, 66 of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his home. Nate was born in Greensburg on June 16, 1952, the son of John and Sylvia (Miers) McClintic. He was a 1971 graduate of South Decatur High School. On July 24, 1982 he married Natalie Ryle at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and she survives.Other survivors include one brother – Danny (April) McClintic; five sisters – Mary Jean (Jim) Dunn, Eileen (John) Alexander, Virginia (Larry) Ashley, Margaret (Roger) Hogan and Holly (Mark) Studler; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Judy Ray, one brother Douglas McClintic and infant twin siblings Patrick and Patricia McClintic.Nate worked at PrintPak and Schlemmer Wholesale in Greensburg for many years. He was a member of the Greensburg American Legion. Nate was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed vacationing in Daytona Beach.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4PM – 7PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Funeral Service will begin on Friday at 1PM also at the funeral home with Pastor Mark E. Studler officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.