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…

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…

The second curve

I happened to be fortunate enough to attend at a public speech held by Charles Handy and listen to a short summary of his book: The second curve. I think the blogpost this week couldn’t be more actual than this. He used short stories and metaphores in helping us to get a deeper understanding of…

Why newly appointed leaders fail?

I had the possibility to closely observe several types of leaders/managers over the past 10+ years since I am working. Some of them were reserved and experienced with high standards while the others were newly appointed struggling in their roles. What could be the cause that around 60% of the newly appointed leaders underperform during the…

The technology of the Flow

The innovative training course by Zoltan Buzady (Hungary) for MBA in PA students was the first robin in the project of cooperation between MIM-Kyiv and Central Euroepan University Business School. Mr. Buzady kindly gave us his impressions of MIM and told us about his game. On cooperation with MIM-Kyiv: I am very pleased this project…

Making the right decision

You’ve started to work as a new GM at a winery only a couple of days ago. You are holding a management meeting for working out new strategies, mission and vision. Two of your colleagues would like to leave the meeting saying: a pipe burst for the millionth time in a short period and they…

Active listening is more than just hearing

You know the feeling when you say something to your spouse/partner/relative and they nod as if they registered your request/question/words, but when you ask back they answer you with the following question: What were you saying exactly? At home you may be indulgent, but at a workplace such behavior is simply not acceptable.  “The art…