Diversity Elements in FLIGBY?

Here is a question that several partners have asked about the Game: “FLIGBY is an award-winning leadership game, in which the action takes place in California. All FLIGBY characters are white. Isn’t the USA – which is the reference point of the Game – a multi-ethnic society? Shouldn’t the Game – noted otherwise for its realism…

Flow, Leadership and Serious Games: A Pedagogical Perspective – Part 1

By: Zoltan Buzady Ph.D., Central European University Business School, Hungary. Overview This special issue of the ‘World Journal of Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development’ focuses on new, computer-based and/or online learning tools with the aim to present current trends and innovations to professionals, consultants, instructors, and academics. The author of this contribution is a researcher…

21st Century Skills

Their Place in Leadership Development   Recently, our Canadian partner has asked the following interesting question: Are the leadership skills measured and tested by the global award-winning, serious game simulation, called FLIGBY, “21st-century skills”? My first thought was that since the “people analytics” architecture of FLIGBY was made during 2008 and 2012, its competency-based development…

Flow-based Leadership

This blog entry is from our guest author: Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D. (President/CEO – MentorFactor Inc.). Have you ever worked with a team of people who are all in flow? Great teams are committed and connected. Purpose binds them together. You will do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. Working in an environment like…

Accomplishment Culture

This guest blog was written by Marion Spears Karr, President, Avery Executive Search (a unit of Atlanta-based Avery Partners Inc.). It summarizes a concept – the title of this blog — that he developed and uses then he offers personal- and leadership-development programs. Accomplishment Culture© (AC) is a comprehensive team- and leadership-development program. It makes individuals…

Redefining Leadership

  The title of this blog entry refers not to an effort to crowd the literature with another definition of leadership, but to the proposed expansion of the kind of people who should be considered leaders. Let’s accept the definition of leadership given by Kevin Kruse in his Forbes article, with one minor modification [in parentheses]:…

Book review: The high price of materialism

“Excessive consumption is usually the last refuge for those people, who live a tedious life and they don’t even have hope that it will be better someday. The accumulation of material wealth is a self-expression for those who have no other means to express their decisions, having their lives in their own hands and being…

Book Review: FLOW The Psychology of Happiness

This blog entry is from our guest author: Bernie Gourley (Writer and Yoga Teacher) Recently, I read and reviewed Steven Kotler’s “The Rise of Superman”, which is about how extreme athletes use a mental state called “the flow” to pull off some miraculous feats (e.g. “hanging righteous air” to use an appropriate term of art.) That…