Scott G. Isaksen

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The Situational Outlook Questionnaire has been in use for many years as an assessment of the climate that supports change, innovation, and creativity. This study reports the descriptive statistics, internal consistency, factor structure, and other psychometric results from a sample of 4,730 respondents. Further areas for improvement of the questionnaire and(More)
This study investigated the relationship between two measures used to assist change and transformation efforts, the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory which assesses style or manner of cognition and problem-solving, not level or capability, and the Leadership Practices Inventory which measures the extent to which leaders exhibit certain leadership(More)
This study investigated the relationship between psychological type, as measured by the MyersBriggs Type Indicator® (MBTI; Myers & McCaulley, 1985), and cognitive style as measured by the Kirton Adaption–Innovation Inventory (KAI; Kirton, 1999b). These 2 measures are widely used by creativity researchers and practitioners, yet little is known about the(More)
A recent article published in this journal made a contribution to our understanding of the relationships between two measures of creativity style. The authors interpreted their results and made a few statements that made a subtle, yet substantial link between the styles measured by the assessments and creative abilities. The purpose of this commentary is to(More)
Brainstorming is one of the most well-known tools for creative thinking. Many empirical studies have been conducted regarding the effectiveness of this approach to group idea generation. Few previous reviews have considered more than one or two dozen studies and they have ignored a few fundamental issues outlined by the inventor of the tool. This condition(More)
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