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…

Intuitive thinking

Do you find that you are required to make complex decisions facing with uncertainty in a hurry? Have you ever felt that you are supposed to take into consideration too many facts, data and numbers to make a decision in today’s fast paced environment? Are you confident in using your gut feelings in these kind…

It’s difficult to be a leader alone

Being a leader is a very complex role. Especially in our time, when leaders would be required to know enough to support the team they are leading – says Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the video below: They should know the needs of different minorities, like women, children, people with special needs etc. They should be able to…

Body & Mind – Flow & Leadership – Your Success!

On Prof. Buzady’s “New trends in Leadership” course we always had the body-mind-success theme trilogy to highlight and to exercise the connection between ‪wellness‬ and ‪leadership‬. This theme is now also the focus of a HBR article: We have forgotten that organizations are first and foremost places of human interaction, not justtransaction. Research shows that our greatest need…

Why winery?

Why did we choose a Californian winery as the venue of FLIGBY simulation? First of all we needed a good story which was able to capture people’s imagination of course. But there is more to it. Prof. Csikszentmihalyi himself proposed the subject of a winery back in 2008. He had two good arguments. First that…

Defining Serious Games

A serious game is typically an on-line application that makes use of the mechanisms of video games to communicate specific information (knowledge) that helps introduce relevant concepts and the application of those concepts to solve problems. Serious games differ from classical video games in that their primary objective is not entertainment but effective learning. Serious…