Flow Leadership in Business – The optimal experience

One might think that it’s possible to put together a super team just by choosing individuals who represent great skills. But they forget, that after a while individuals do bring their own personality and their personal style to the group work.  For example, one person is particularly keen on time management, the next one on values…

What is good business?

Last November we asked Prof. Csikszentmihalyi to give a short definition of the term: ‘Good Business’. There is no business without making profit, but good business goes beyond just surviving in the marketplace. For making Good Business you have to make sure, that: first of all, you enjoy doing what you are doing. You have…

Flow in education -> FLOWER

Can you imagine a deeper water than dropping someone into the waves of unknown situations? The person either comes out right by overcoming fears and learning something new about herself or sinks into the canyon of fears. Now, this is what I had to go through recently when I participated in my very first conference (actually…

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…

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…

Leadership, Flow and Ethics

Last month, Prof. Paul Marer[1] – already mentioned in my previous blog entry about Good Work – gave an interesting presentation in Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Positive Psychology class at Claremont Graduate University (California). This post is an excerpt from his presentation about leadership, Flow and ethics, with an emphasis mainly on the third topic. Csikszentmihalyi…

Good Work

Have you ever wondered whether the work you, your colleagues or your subordinates do can be considered as “good work”? I think I am not the only one who actually doesn’t know what the term “good work” means. Back in the late 1990’s and the early 2000’s Prof. Csikszentmihalyi alongside with Howard Gardner and William Damon has investigated…