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…

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…

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…

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…

Happy

I happened to have a little bit of extra time recently and I dedicated it to watch the movie: Happy. This movie is about Roko Belic’s (the director) pursuit of happiness: he spent 5 years traveling around the world and asking people about happiness. If I had to sum up the conclusion of the movie,…

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…

Do it today…or maybe tomorrow?!

I keep sending out reminders about deadlines. Then just right before the deadline ends I get a phone call from a client arguing and explaining why 3 months wasn’t enough for her to complete a 6 to 8 hour long online simulation that measures and developes leaderships skills… So, what do we do? We extend…

“Flow Experience” – Interview Dr. Laszlo Harmat

Dr. Zoltan Buzady, Director of the ‘Leadership & Flow Global Research’ Network, asked Dr. Laszlo Harmat, a global expert on Flow-theory, neuroscientist and currently researching at University of Uppsala and the world-famous Karolinska Institute, Sweden, about his latest work results. Zoltan Buzady (ZB): Laszlo, our followers and Flow-Leadership community members already had the chance to…