The Child Prodigy, Poet, and Scholar Uku Masing

  • Amar Annus

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2022 Article 6 | pages 80-96
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ISSN: 2334-1149 online
DOI: 10.18536/jge.2022.06.02

The Child Prodigy, Poet, and Scholar Uku Masing


Amar Annus

University of Tartu, Estonia

Abstract

The poet and scholar of Estonian origin Uku Masing (1909-1985) possessed prodigious level skills in multiple domains and superior eidetic memory. A body of recently published texts and documents, especially the personal letters from the age of 18 to 25 years, allows an analysis of Masing’s autistic traits and various forms of synaesthesia. The combination of these two conditions has been demonstrated to promote the potential talents of a given individual to the exceptional levels of savant syndrome. In retrospect, Masing can be shown to have been a child prodigy and prodigious savant who was capable of very fine artistic expression in poetry. He had a wide array of special interests that formed a unique assemblage. He displayed unusual ways of self-expression and language peculiarities that can be partly explained with his autistic traits. The scope of Masing’s special interests, his literary and scholarly activities and achievements are analysed as well as various aspects of his everyday life difficulties, such as coping with the social world, anxiety and depression.Drawing on social information-processing theory and the status-and-engagement perspective, a field study investigated the pathways through which team leader humility leads to employee creativity. Using a sample of 347 high-tech workers nested in 95 teams and their supervisors, this research theorized a multilevel model with data from multiple waves and sources. The results indicated that, at the individual level, leader humility perceived by individual employees boosted the employees’ self-perceived status, which then promoted employee creativity. At the team level, leader humility created a team voice safety climate, which then had a positive cross- level impact on team members’ creativity. This bridges the creativity and the leader humility literature by extending the social information-processing perspective of leader humility to integrate this perspective with research on individuals’ desire to develop and maintain a status and positive identity. Theoretical implications of these results and practical implications for management practices were discussed.


Amar Annus | University of Tartu, Estonia | School of Theology and Religious Studies
Correspondence: amar.annus@ut.ee | ORCID id – 0000-0002-8844-6597
Correspondence address: Ülikooli 18-310, Tartu 50090
Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.


How Humble Leaders Foster Employee Creativity: A Cross-Level Path Model

  • Chun-Yang Lee
  • Aichia Chuang

BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 5 (2) 2022 Article 1 | pages 34-53
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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

How Humble Leaders Foster Employee Creativity: A Cross-Level Path Model


Chun-Yang Lee

School of International Business

Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College

Zhangzhou Campus of Xiamen University

Zhangzhou China Merchants

Economic and Technological Development Zone

Aichia Chuang

Department of Management

Bryan School of Business and Economics

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Abstract

Drawing on social information-processing theory and the status-and-engagement perspective, a field study investigated the pathways through which team leader humility leads to employee creativity. Using a sample of 347 high-tech workers nested in 95 teams and their supervisors, this research theorized a multilevel model with data from multiple waves and sources. The results indicated that, at the individual level, leader humility perceived by individual employees boosted the employees’ self-perceived status, which then promoted employee creativity. At the team level, leader humility created a team voice safety climate, which then had a positive cross- level impact on team members’ creativity. This bridges the creativity and the leader humility literature by extending the social information-processing perspective of leader humility to integrate this perspective with research on individuals’ desire to develop and maintain a status and positive identity. Theoretical implications of these results and practical implications for management practices were discussed.


Chun-Yang Lee | School of International Business at Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College | Zhangzhou, Fujian Prov- ince, P.R. China 363105 | [https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1080-5297]
Aichia Chuang | Department of Management | University of North Carolina at Greensboro | 365 Bryan Building
516 Stirling Street, Greensboro, NC 27412 | E-mail: achuang@uncg.edu | [https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3849-219X ] Correspondence: Chun-Yang Lee | leecy@xujc.com

Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.


Intentional Dreaming: The Secret Creative Life of Experienced and Senior Psychotherapists

  • Cheryl A. Gibson

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2022 Article 3 | pages 59-75
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Article Copyright © 2022 Cheryl A. Gibson

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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

Intentional Dreaming: The Secret Creative Life of Experienced and Senior Psychotherapists


Cheryl A. Gibson

School of Psycholog y and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne

Abstract

Experienced and senior psychotherapists must inevitably negotiate the practice/ research divide and avoid burnout. This article reports on an inquiry into the creating activities of senior therapists as one example of how they themselves may be attempting to negotiate this challenge. The inquiry aimed to understand the experience and meaning of creating activity as an aspect of participants’ clinical work. Six experienced and senior therapists from a major public hospital participated. Whilst the method drew on the classical Continental traditions of phenomenology as quest, the analysis tools of the more pragmatic North American form were also employed. Participants’ creating activities were found to be higher-order, contributing something novel and compelling to their clinical work and to their experience of meaning in the work. This clearly qualifies participants as performing at a high-level. The findings also extend current understandings of the phenomenon ‘creating in psychotherapy’. However, the contribution of creating activity was found to be largely invisible to the wider psychotherapy profession. Recommendations were made for changes to peer supervision protocols and professional development activities of senior therapists to take into account this aspect of their clinical practice.


Cheryl Gibson | PACFA Registered Clinical 23282 | Consulting & Clinical Psychotherapist | Adjunct Lecturer | School of Psychology & Public Health | La Trobe University | Melbourne, Australia
Correspondence: cgibson@meaningsmade.com.au | [ORCID id – 0000-0002-4025-8845]
Correspondence address: Consulting Rooms, 17 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053

Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights


“Diagnosing” literary genius: A concise look at the life and works of Alexander Pushkin

  • Yulia Furlong
  • Michael Fitzgerald

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2020 Article 4 | pages 44-58
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Article Copyright © 2021 Yulia Furlong

ISSN: 2334-1149 online
DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

“Diagnosing” literary genius: A concise look at the

life and works of Alexander Pushkin


Yulia Furlong

University of Western Australia & Perth’s Children Hospital, Australia

Michael Fitzgerald

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Abstract

This paper examined the phenomena of literary genius by providing a retrospective case study and an analysis of the creative works of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837). Taking the readers into Pushkin’s unique world, we attempted to elucidate salient points of his short life, to understand his giftedness and his creative evolution, and to solve the mystery surrounding his spectacular downfall. Building on the works of Cesare Lombroso and Howard E. Gruber, we have utilised unique phenomenological method in “diagnosing” Pushkin. We considered several hypotheses relating to a number of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions, and highlighted ADHD-associated cognitive and behavioural profile which may have contributed to Pushkin’s creativity and subsequent demise. Recognizing that Pushkin was confronted by psychological tensions and interpersonal issues and both sublimated and sought resolution in his poetry, we argue that the vicissitude of his life and his literature were inextricably interrelated. The riddle of Pushkin’s literary genius prompted us to probe further into the nature of literary creativity and freedom of speech.


Yulia Furlong | University of Western Australia | Medical School | Division of Psychiatry | Perth, Australia
Perth’s Children Hospital | Perth WA 6009 | Australia | Correspondence: Yulia.Furlong@health.wa.gov.au Correspondence address: Paediatric Consultation Liaison and Gender Diversity Service, Perth’s Children Hospital, Office 2E, Perth WA 6009, Australia
Michael Fitzgerald | Trinity College Dublin | Department of Psychiatry | Dublin | Ireland
Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.


How Humble Leaders Foster Employee Creativity: A Cross-Level Path Model

  • Chun-Yang Lee
  • Aichia Chuang

Article 1 | pages 34-55
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Article Copyright © 2022 Chun-Yang Lee & Aichia Chuang

ISSN: 2334-1149 online
DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

How Humble Leaders Foster Employee Creativity:

A Cross-Level Path Model


Chun-Yang Lee

School of International Business

Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College

Zhangzhou Campus of Xiamen University

Zhangzhou China Merchants

Economic and Technological Development Zone

Aichia Chuang

Department of Management

Bryan School of Business and Economics

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Abstract

Drawing on social information-processing theory and the status-and-engagement perspective, a field study investigated the pathways through which team leader humility leads to employee creativity. Using a sample of 347 high-tech workers nested in 95 teams and their supervisors, this research theorized a multilevel model with data from multiple waves and sources. The results indicated that, at the individual level, leader humility perceived by individual employees boosted the employees’ self-perceived status, which then promoted employee creativity. At the team level, leader humility created a team voice safety climate, which then had a positive cross- level impact on team members’ creativity. This bridges the creativity and the leader humility literature by extending the social information-processing perspective of leader humility to integrate this perspective with research on individuals’ desire to develop and maintain a status and positive identity. Theoretical implications of these results and practical implications for management practices were discussed.


Chun-Yang Lee | School of International Business at Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College | Zhangzhou, Fujian Prov- ince, P.R. China 363105 | https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1080-5297
Aichia Chuang | Department of Management | University of North Carolina at Greensboro | 365 Bryan Building
516 Stirling Street, Greensboro, NC 27412 | E-mail: achuang@uncg.edu | [https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3849-219X ] Correspondence: Chun-Yang Lee | leecy@xujc.com

Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.


Intrinsic Rewards and Employee Creative Performance: Moderating effects of Job autonomy and Proactive personality A perspective of Self-determination theory

  • Sayed Sami Muzafary
  • Bonga Blessing Mdletshe

BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 5 (1) 2019 Article 3 | pages 13-33
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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2016.01.1.1.02

Intrinsic Rewards and Employee Creative

Performance: Moderating effects of Job autonomy

and Proactive personality A perspective of Self-

determination theory


Sayed Sami Muzafary

College of Public Administration

Bonga Blessing Mdletshe

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to explore the effects of intrinsic rewards on employee creativity. It also explored the moderating effects of job autonomy and proactive personality for the linkage between intrinsic rewards for employee creativity in public universities. This research utilized a cross-sectional survey method to investigate four Kabul public universities in Afghanistan. A total of 400 matching pairs of subordinates and their immediate supervisor’s questionnaires were returned. Results demonstrated that intrinsic rewards positively correlated to employee creative performance. Furthermore, moderated path analysis showed that when job autonomy and proactive personality was high, intrinsic rewards for creativity had a positive direct effect on employee creative performance. This result adds to employee creative performance literature by empirically testing the moderating role of job autonomy and proactive personality in the intrinsic rewards for creativity and employee-creative performance link. Moreover, the outcomes showed that self- determination theory could be utilized as an overarching theory to explain how and why intrinsic reward for creativity can effect on employee creative performance.


Sayed Sami Muzafary | College of Public Administration
Corresponding author: s.muzafary@yahoo.com
Bonga Blessing Mdletshe | Huazhong University of Science and Technology | Wuhan | China
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Presenting an entrepreneurial developmental model Iran Public Libraries Using the Creativity and Psychological Empowerment of Employees

  • Mozhgan Ghasemi

BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 5 (1) 2019 Article 1 | pages 1-12
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Article Copyright 2019 Mozhgan Ghasemi

ISSN: 2334-1130 print/2334-1149 online DOI: 10.18536/jge.2016.01.1.1.02

Presenting an entrepreneurial developmental model

Iran Public Libraries Using the Creativity and

Psychological Empowerment of Employees


Mozhgan Ghasemi

University of Ahvaz, Iran and Farideh Osareh

Abstract

At the present time, employees’ innovative thoughts and ideas can be assumed to represent the origin of big changes in organizations. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of the perceived organizational support and organizational creative climate with entrepreneurial development among the library employees. Creativity and psychological empowerment were examined as mediators. The sample of the study included 410 employees of Khuzestan Province Public Library Institution who were selected by random stratified sampling method and responded the organizational creative climate, perceived organizational support, psychological empowerment, organizational creativity questionnaires and also the entrepreneurial behavior inventory. For analyzing the data, in addition to use of descriptive methods (mean, Standard Deviation and correlation matrix), structural equation model (SEM) was used to check the proposed model, with the help of AMOS 21. Mediating relationships were tested in the proposed model by bootstrap method. Fit indices such as GFI, CGI, and RESMA have necessary quorum indicating that the proposed model fit with data. Results of the study showed the significance of all direct paths of perceived organizational support and organizational creative climate towards the entrepreneurial development. The insignificant paths were deleted, the model was modified and corrected. Fit indices of structural equation model showed the suitable fitness of modified model. Meanwhile, results of indirect relationships confirmed the significance of these relations. Summarizing the key findings, able people develop new ideas because of their sense of competence and mastery of the environment and go beyond learning to produce and develop self-awareness. Employees who are self-confident and motivated face challenges and seek a better alternative solution.


Department of Knowledge and Information Science | Masjed Soleyman Branch | Islamic Azad university |
Masjed Soleyman | Iran
Corresponding author: Mozhgan Ghasemi | ghasemi_azadm@iaumis.ac.ir
Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.


“Diagnosing” literary genius: A concise look at the life and works of Alexander Pushkin

  • Yulia Furlong
  • Michael Fitzgerald

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2020 Article 4 | pages 44-58
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Article Copyright © 2021 Yulia Furlong

ISSN: 2334-1149 online
DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

“Diagnosing” literary genius:

A concise look at the

life and works of Alexander Pushkin


Yulia Furlong

University of Western Australia & Perth’s Children Hospital, Australia

Michael Fitzgerald

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Abstract

This paper examined the phenomena of literary genius by providing a retrospective case study and an analysis of the creative works of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837). Taking the readers into Pushkin’s unique world, we attempted to elucidate salient points of his short life, to understand his giftedness and his creative evolution, and to solve the mystery surrounding his spectacular downfall. Building on the works of Cesare Lombroso and Howard E. Gruber, we have utilised unique phenomenological method in “diagnosing” Pushkin. We considered several hypotheses relating to a number of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions, and highlighted ADHD-associated cognitive and behavioural profile which may have contributed to Pushkin’s creativity and subsequent demise. Recognizing that Pushkin was confronted by psychological tensions and interpersonal issues and both sublimated and sought resolution in his poetry, we argue that the vicissitude of his life and his literature were inextricably interrelated. The riddle of Pushkin’s literary genius prompted us to probe further into the nature of literary creativity and freedom of speech.


Yulia Furlong | University of Western Australia | Medical School | Division of Psychiatry | Perth, Australia
Perth’s Children Hospital | Perth WA 6009 | Australia | Correspondence: Yulia.Furlong@health.wa.gov.au Correspondence address: Paediatric Consultation Liaison and Gender Diversity Service, Perth’s Children Hospital, Office 2E, Perth WA 6009, Australia
Michael Fitzgerald | Trinity College Dublin | Department of Psychiatry | Dublin | Ireland
Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.


Swim until you can’t see land: lived experiences of creative life histories

  • Charlotte Gilmore

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2020 Article 2 | pages 26-36
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Article Copyright © 2020 Charlotte Gilmore

ISSN: 2334-1149 online
DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

Swim until you can’t see land: lived experiences

of creative life histories


Charlotte Gilmore

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK

Abstract

This six year study draws on some affecting encounters found in explorations of the lives of independent (indie) musicians. Long-term research relationships are not often referred to within creativity literature. Through reflecting on these relationships this study explores the lived experiences and emotions of independent (indie) musicians, among whom value is placed on the quality of their art, artistic autonomy, and artist-led approaches to production. The study provides insights into the construction of the musicians’ indie identities, the entwined precarity of their creativity and mental health, and therein my own experiences as a researcher to approaching and exploring the expression of such sensitive yet embodied creativity.


Dr. Charlotte Gilmore | Athenaeum Leadership Fellow | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland | 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB | Correspondence: c.gilmore@rcs.ac.uk | [ORCID id – https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4185-2579]
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An Unfortunate Boon of Genius

  • John Baxter

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2020 Article 3 | pages 37-43
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Article Copyright © 2020 John Baxter
ISSN: 2334-1149 online
DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

An Unfortunate Boon of Genius 


John Baxter
Yale University

Abstract

In this article, possible origins for extreme creativity are explored. Among these are the capacities for concentration, curiosity, and access to resources. In addition to these stable, highly-researched topics, a lesser-researched idea of parental issues or early parental death is discussed. Several exceptionally gifted individuals have come from families rife with tragedy and strife such as Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Steve Jobs. This tendency is, of course, merely correlation; direct effects of parental bereavement on children cannot be assessed with confidence. Instead, theories taken from psychological and creativity studies are used as possible explanations for this correlation. For instance, individuals who go through traumatic early parental loss may have developed cognitive defenses against adversity. When these individuals meet obstacles later in life, they are perhaps better able to solve them through their inner fortitude (Ritter et al. 2012). Genius is not guaranteed for those with rough childhoods; in fact, much research supports quite the opposite direction. Young individuals with early parental death have often been associated with delinquency (Brennan et al., 1998; Murray & Farrington, 2005). Other mechanisms of genius and contradictions to the early parental death theory are discussed.


John Baxter | Yale University | 205 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Correspondence: johnbaxter88@gmail.com | [ORCID id – https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1442-0199]
Correspondence address: 6701 SW 116th Ct #209, Miami FL 33173
Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.