Flow in education -> FLOWER

Can you imagine a deeper water than dropping someone into the waves of unknown situations? The person either comes out right by overcoming fears and learning something new about herself or sinks into the canyon of fears. Now, this is what I had to go through recently when I participated in my very first conference (actually…

The 5 Best Books of Dr. Flow

A strictly subjective ranking around Flow   Check out our list, and do not forget to vote for your favorite at the end of this article! We, here at FLIGBY, are real fans of Csikszentmihalyi’s books. Mike (his name is pronounced “me-HIGH chick-sent-me-HIGH-ee”) is one of the greatest thinkers of our age, a legendary pioneer of Positive…

What Positive Psychology is about?

The following post is a transcript of Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi‘s answer on the question, “how the Positive Psychology movement has been started?” (recorded at the IPPA conference, July 2017, in Montreal.) … Some of us felt that psychology was too focused on individual behavior and values didn’t really play any role in the essence of our time.…

Competitiveness, HRM, Flow-promoting Leadership & Global Benchmarking (of Your Talent Pool)

  Dr. Zoltan Buzady, Associate Professor of Management, Director of the ‘Leadership & Flow Global Research Network’, Central European University   Special Report in BBJournal May 2017 on HRM   As the Hungarian and the other CEE countries are experiencing continued growth, maintaining our achieved positions on global competitiveness rankings and to further improve our…

Flow-based Leadership

This blog entry is from our guest author: Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D. (President/CEO – MentorFactor Inc.). Have you ever worked with a team of people who are all in flow? Great teams are committed and connected. Purpose binds them together. You will do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. Working in an environment like…

Book review: The high price of materialism

“Excessive consumption is usually the last refuge for those people, who live a tedious life and they don’t even have hope that it will be better someday. The accumulation of material wealth is a self-expression for those who have no other means to express their decisions, having their lives in their own hands and being…

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…

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…