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My research efforts have resulted in more than 40 articles on the topic of creativity and creative-thinking. Here are some of them:


Differences in creative problem-solving preferences across occupations

– Puccio, G. J., Miller, B., & Acar, S., The Journal of Creative Behavior, no. 52, 1-17

This study reveals a deep connection between occupation and the kinds of creative-thinking favored across different jobs. Using FourSight theory we found that Clarifiers are more dominant in Finance, Ideators in such occupations as Advertising, Developers are more likely to emerge in Engineering, and Implementers in such occupations as Sales. By showing a link between creative problem-solving preferences and work, this study significantly expanded the FourSight theory.


From the dawn of humanity to the 21st century: Creativity as an enduring survival skill

– Puccio, G. J., The Journal of Creative Behavior, no. 51, 330-334.

This essay was invited as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the field of creativity’s oldest journal, The Journal of Creative Behavior. In this publication I forward an argument that creative thinking has always been a survival skill for the human species, and that in today’s fast changing environment it remains an essential survival skill.


Shifting the organizational mindset: Exploratory evidence for the positive impact of creativity training and strategic planning

– Preece, M., Katz, Y., Richards, B., Puccio, G. J., & Acar, S., The International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving, no. 27 (2), 35-52.

This paper highlights the impact of my work at Sheridan College, a post-secondary Canadian institution that adopted creative thinking as a focus for both students and faculty. The paper reports on how training among faculty and staff led to a significant shift in the organizational mindset: from a more analytical way of thinking to one with greater tendencies to embrace imagination.


Democratizing creativity: How creative thinking contributes to individual, organizational, and societal success

– Puccio, G. J., Spanda, no. VI (2), 19-26.

Looking for a review of why creativity is an important topic? This is your article. This essay covers the top reasons why I believe, based on research and current trends, creativity is a crucial skill for individual, organizational and societal success.


Creativity will stop you from being promoted – Right? Wrong! A comparison of creative thinking preferences across organizational levels

– Puccio, G. J., & Acar, S., Business Creativity and the Creative Economy, no. 1, 4-12.

In this study Dr. Acar and I use the creative-thinking preferences of more than 7,000 research participants who reported their organizational level to determine if the creative-thinking preferences of senior leaders are different from others. The answer is a resounding yes. The research results support the important link between creative thinking and leadership.


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