The planned organogram


The three principal sponsors of the global “Leadership and Flow” research program are the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont University (Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi), CEU Business School (Profs. Zoltan Buzady and Paul Marer), and ALEAS Simulations (CEO Zad Vecsey), shown in the blue circles on the Illustration of the planned organogram:


Program management is coordinated by the two boards shown in white and light blue in the center circle.

Affiliated with the Program will be a network of scholars and institutions interested in teaching with FLIGBY, as well as in research related to the leadership and Flow topics (shown in the small green circles on the right side of Illustration). Initially, we plan to approach leading business schools that have faculty expertise on topics related to management/leadership and Flow; thereafter, any scholar, professional educator and trainer, and the institutions with which they are affiliated, will be welcome to join the Network.

The enlarging and then evolving research network plans to team-up with interested colleagues and experts with different functional and academic interests and credentials; that is, primarily leadership teachers and scholars, those interested in the applications of the Flow concept in various disciplines, statisticians, those with experience in administering publicly-funded research programs, and editors. Naturally, we plan this new academic-professional eco-system to be wide and inclusive, built on the reciprocal benefits that active participants will offer and enjoy.


Characteristics of Invited Academic Partners


  • Well-credentialed scholars and experts (publications, etc.) in relevant research fields;
  • Ready to take an active part in an innovative management/leadership research;
  • Interested in analyzing and mapping flow-based management/leadership skills and models;
  • Open to employ pioneering and experimental simulation-based (serious gaming) teaching methods;
  • Ready to support content creation for social media outlets connected to the research (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter);
  • Suggests potentially interested qualified scholars/experts as academic partners.

The Managing Board of the Research Program is looking for volunteers (such as pre- or post-Ph.D. students and other young academics) who would be interested in joining the Network, doing such tasks as focused literature search, statistical methodology work reviews, etc. Please contact Prof. Zoltan Buzady, CEU Business School.