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…

Flow and Leadership

This is an executive summary of the application of the Flow concept to Leadership. Flow is a mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment. “Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with…

FLIGBY’s Leadership Topics

Leadership or business simulations are dynamic computer-based experiences, allow to practice personal and organizational strategies in a risk-free and motivating learning environment. They are highly effective in building critical capabilities needed for managing complex situations and organizational challenges. FLIGBY, Prof. Csikszentmihalyi’s official leadership simulation program, was developed to build a broad perspective on critical business…

Compilation of Game-Based Learning Journals

This blog entry is from our guest author: Michael Sutton (Game-Based Learning Innovator & Architect) My quest for high quality research associated with Game-Based Learning, Simulations, Serious Games, Gamification, Virtual Reality, Immersive Learning, etc. has been quite a challenge. In attempting to scour the Inet looking for useful material, I have complied a definitive list of…

MUST SEE (16 Mins)

The whole idea is to keep a constant feel of acceleration.” Because it puts you into the ZONE For awhile I thought I was going crazy because I was too happy! but that was 15 years ago! Almost nobody thought I was normal! A Personal Delusion System – do you have one? Are you ready…

Holiday mood…

“Christmas time, mistletoe and wine”…and stress. Do you know the pressure of perfectionism this time of the year? If the end of year tasks wouldn’t be enough at your workplace there is still a long list of must dos at home: spotless cleanliness, delicious meal for Christmas Eve and beyond, finding the perfect gift for…