“Missing Link Discovered” Leadership Forum with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi – Part 1

An edited transcript of the Forum held by CEU Business School   MISSING LINK DISCOVERED: Planting Csíkszentmihályi’s Flow Theory into Management and Leadership Practice held on Monday, November 9, 2015, CEU AUDITORIUM, Budapest V, Nádor u. 9. The contributors were co-authors of the Missing Link Discovered book together with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi: Paul Marer, Prof. of Business, CEU Business School…

MY CONTRIBUTIONS TO FLIGBY – by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The introductory chapter with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi’s essay A basic purpose of the book “Missing Link Discovered” is to discuss how to teach the application of Flow-based leadership skills via FLIGBY, first in academia, then also in business and in other types of organizations. University courses (especially in graduate programs) are targeted because most university graduates will…

What Flow-Leadership Skills?

Excerpt from the “Missing Link Discovered” book   A key task in order to build scientific measures relating to Flow-based leadership personalities and competencies was identifying the management/leadership skills that facilitate the creation and maintenance of a Flow-based organizational culture. The producers of FLIGBY did just that, in cooperation with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi. His Good Business…

What we are planning to research

Excerpt from the “Missing Link Discovered” book   The essence of being in a Flow state is the matching of challenges with management/leadership skills. Whereas the skill side of this coupling has been widely researched and categorized (and is often used in everyday practice), the challenge side has been underexplored, and is uncategorized. That is…

How Flow was discovered

Excerpt from the “Missing Link Discovered” book   Let’s say a little more about how Flow was discovered, and place it in a broader context. First, based on thousands of carefully structured interviews and the measurement of what might be called the “state of mind” of many volunteer individuals over long periods – as they…