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Key Learnings: Bridging Creativity and Systems Thinking
The Work: The Assessment and Development of High Level Talent
Book Review: Pathways to Outstanding Leadership
Book Review: Leadership 101

The Assessment and Development of Highlevel Talent


Creative Thinking Skills
Leadership Skills
Workplace Structure
Life History Path


Byrne, C. L., Mumford, M. D., Barrett, J. D., & Vessey, W. B. (2009). Examining the leaders of creative efforts: What do they do, and what do they think about? Creativity and Innovation Management, 18(4), 256-268.

Day, E. A., Blair, C., Daniels, S., Kligyte, V., & Mumford, M. D. (2006). Linking instructional objectives to the design of instructional environments: The Integrative Training Design Matrix. [doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2006.05.007]. Human Resource Management Review, 16(3), 376-395.

Mobley, M. I., Doares, L. M., & Mumford, M. D. (1992). Process analytic models of creative capacities: Evidence for the combination and reorganization process. Creativity Research Journal, 5(2), 125-155.

Mumford, M. D. (2000). Managing creative people: Strategies and tactics for innovation. Human Resource Management Review, 10(3), 313.

Mumford, M. D. (Ed.). (2006). Pathways to outstanding leadership: A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Mumford, M. D., & Gustafson, S. B. (1988). Creativity syndrome - integration, application, and innovation. Psychological Bulletin, 103(1), 27-43.

Mumford, M. D., Hunter, S. T., & Byrne, C. L. (2009). What is the fundamental? The role of cognition in creativity and innovation. Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 2(3), 353-356.

Mumford, M. D., Mobley, M. I., Uhlman, C. E., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Doares, L. (1991). Process analytic models of creative capacities. Creativity Research Journal, 4(2), 91-122.

Mumford, M. D., & Owens, W. A. (1987). Methodology Review: Principles, Procedures, and Findings in the Application of Background Data Measures. Applied Psychological Measurement, 11(1), 1-31.

Mumford, M. D., Scott, G. M., Gaddis, B., & Strange, J. M. (2002). Leading creative people: Orchestrating expertise and relationships. Leadership Quarterly, 13(6), 705-750.
Mumford, M. D., & Simonton, D. K. (1997). Creativity in the workplace: People, problems, and structures. Journal of Creative Behavior, 31(1), 1-6.

Mumford, M. D., Whetzel, D. L., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (1997). Thinking creatively at work: Organization influences on creative problem solving. Journal of Creative Behavior, 32(1), 7-17.

Mumford, M. D., Zaccaro, S. J., Harding, F. D., Jacobs, T. O., & Fleishman, E. A. (2000). Leadership skills for a changing world: Solving complex social problems. Leadership Quarterly, 11(1), 11-35.

Redmond, M. R., Mumford, M. D., & Teach, R. (1993). Putting creativity to work - effects of leader-behavior on subordinate creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 55(1), 120-151.

Rhodes, M. (1961). An analysis of creativity. Phi Delta Kappan, 42, 305-310.

Scott, G., Leritz, L. E., & Mumford, M. D. (2004). The effectiveness of creativity training: A quantitative review. Creativity Research Journal, 16(4), 361-388.

Scott, G. M., Lonergan, D. C., & Mumford, M. D. (2005). Conceptual combination: Alternative knowledge structures,alternative heuristics. Creativity Research Journal, 17(1), 79-98.

Stokes, G. S., Mumford, M. D., & Owens, W. A. (1989). Life history prototypes in the study of human individuality. Journal Of Personality, 57(2), 509-545.