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Dr. Sam Hunter: Being a jerk does not lead to more original ideas

Dr. Hunter's award winning paper (see below) has been featured in various news outlets, including Fortune, Business Insider, and Yahoo.com. The research, entitled, Is Being a Jerk Necessary for Originality? Examining the Role of Disagreeableness in the Sharing and Utilization of Original Ideas, found that disagreeableness did not influence the originality of the ideas produced, but did influence the extent to which the ideas were employed by team members. Hunter and Cushenbery also found that disagreeableness influenced idea originality only in contexts where new ideas were discouraged and original ideas were proposed by other team members.

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Fortune magazine

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Daily Mail

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References

Hunter, S. T., & Cushenbery, L. (2015). Is Being a Jerk Necessary for Originality? Examining the Role of Disagreeableness in the Sharing and Utilization of Original Ideas. Journal of Business and Psychology30(4), 621–639. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-014-9386-1

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