Why HR-Partners will be soon replaced by HR-Anticipators

“What is the new role of HR?” – “Being a Strategic Business Partner, of course!” – “Good heavens, NO! Wrong answer!!!” – The below post was written by: Dr. Zoltan Buzady  Although my primary interest is leadership and personal development, the innovative usage of emerging new simulation technologies in management training and applications of serious gaming, often…

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…

Games can make you a better strategist…

…or at least this is what Martin Reeves and Georg Wittenburg state in their article published in Harvard Business Review (September 7, 2015). Now, before anyone would close this blog spot (or their leadership book) and log on to Facebook to play Farmville, I’ve got to disappoint you: that’s not the game they are talking…

Predictive People Analytics

Predictive people analytics is an emerging science and practice to make predictions of how key people, like managers, would behave under plausible future scenarios. “The latest data and analytics buzz comes from the field of advanced HR analytics, where the application of new techniques and new thinking to talent management is becoming more mainstream.” –…

“Missing Link Discovered” Leadership Forum with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi – Part 3

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…

Branched simulation scenarios

…the next generation of learners, roughly those age thirty and younger, have grown up playing computer games. These once and future learners have learned how to learn through interactions with computers. They expect to be engaged on multiple levels simultaneously, in a fast-feedback, graphical, high stimulation, extremely immersive, user-centric environment. – Clark Aldrich FLIGBY is a…

What is ‘trial and error’?

‘So, you screwed up?’ – How many times have you heard this criticism when you failed? What this question often implies is that you are a looser, someone who lost its reputation or having difficulty managing a situation or a relationship. Hidden, this question sends the message: ‘You are not good enough’. No wonder, that…