The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 2nd part from the working paper

Part 1 – “Are you satisfied with your workplace?” Leaders versus managers Before delving into our main topics, let us detour briefly by addressing a controversy in the organizational literature: the presumed similarities and differences between “managers” and “leaders”. The subtitle of our book (which we are partly summarizing and partly extending here) is “Integrating…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 1st part from the working paper

Since the publication of ‘Missing Link Discovered,’ Zoltan Buzady (Ph.D., CEU Business School, Hungary) and Paul Marer (Ph.D., CEU Business School, Hungary) have continued researching the implications of the theory of Flow for effective leadership, elaborating on and expanding the book’s first two chapters. This Working Paper is a progress report on that continuing research; the first of two…

A Sustainable Business Maverick

Dr. Michael Crooke – Achieving Spectacular Results with Flow-Based Leadership   Many famous individuals have been so inspired by Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow and his Good Business concepts that they gave him credit for some spectacular successes achieved by putting the Flow concept into practice. One of the most remarkable is Dr. Michael Crooke (MC, as he likes to be…

The Circle of Flow

The “Circle of Flow” shows the many-fold, life-long impacts of value-based leadership. The starting as well as the end-point is Csikszentmihalyi’s landmark Flow theory, the inexhaustible fount of outstanding individual and organizational achievements. As we proceed along life’s “circular flow”, a broad new vista emerges. From observers we become decision-makers, who will more and more experience…

Good Business – Flow and Leadership

Flow and Leadership   Prof. Csikszentmihalyi, who introduced the concept of “Flow”, extends its application in his book “Good Business” to the role of business in society. Csikszentmihalyi describes “Good Business” as a guidance for a way of conducting business that is both successful and humane, focusing on how leaders, managers and employees can learn to contribute to the…

Value-based Leadership

To be an effective manager/leader is undeniably complex. One must simultaneously perform well in multiple dimensions and reconcile contradictory issues: the urgent with the important, quantity with quality, operational with strategic decisions, the short-run with the long-run, and so on. However, beyond these important dilemmas lies one incontrovertible fact: today, effective leadership depends not just…