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Inventors, Innovators, and Their Leaders: Selecting for Conscientiousness Will Keep You “Inside the Box”

 
Presenters: Leaetta Hough and Stephan Dilchert
 
Conventional wisdom, well documented by current research, stresses the importance of conscientiousness for predicting job performance. When you need innovation, other characteristics are required. Dr. Hough will present key research findings that answer the following question: How do you select creative individual contributors, team members, and leaders who will foster a culture of innovation? 
 
Learning Points for Continuing Education Credits for Hough/Dilchert Talk
 
 
  1. Some creative people are lower than average on emotional stability. Name one individual difference characteristic that can overcome the negative effects of lower than average emotional stability. 
  2. Know at least five specific individual difference characteristics that are associated with creative people that are useful for selection and staffing decisions. 
  3. Know at least five specific individual difference characteristics that are associated with team members of successful research and development teams that are useful for team staffing decisions.