Emotions: do they help you to “flow” or drag you down?

Have you ever experienced that simply just knowing every bit of your job is not enough to excel at your workplace? What else might be needed beside deep knowledge and high intelligence to experience that rewarding state of mind that described as Flow? Have you ever met people who you admired for their expertise but…

Virtues, Happiness, Flow and Joy – The Moral Bucket List

The New York Times Sunday Review published David Brooks’ writing “The Moral Bucket List”. He is setting the context by: ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny…

Why winery?

A first-class winery game. 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…

Do you want to know what Flow is? Read or Watch!

Do you want to know what Flow is? If your vote is for watching (‘5): If your vote is for reading, in our new book “Missing Link Discovered“, we wrote a whole chapter on “The Science Behind Flow”. The following is an extract from From Chapter 1: In Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s own words: “My original research, which I still do,…

Flow & Creativity, Leadership & Management, Science & Best Practices

Flow and Creativity, Leadership and Management, Science and Best Practices are increasingly interrelated areas of our daily lives, of our heightened interest and awareness and the subject of ever increasing scholarly attention, focus and research. So we have decided to use the Blog platform of Flowleadership.org to collect and re-post some of the most interesting…

Manage your work, live your life

Work-life balance is not a rule set in stone but more like a concept that is different for every individual and might change on a daily basis. What work-life balance really means? Does it mean that you have to adhere to the 8 hours of work, 8 hours of fun and 8 hours of sleep…

Defining Serious Games

Defining serious games: A serious game is typically an online 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…

How can you benefit from flextime as a leader?

It’s hardly dawn when the loud clicking of the alarm clock wakes you up in the morning. You are still heavy headed from last night’s socializing event where you had to attend as part of your duties. You would prefer to stay in bed till about midday but you have to be in the office…

Wine producing as benchmark for sustainability?

Learning responsible leadership from Californian wineries   Managing a company these days should be more than just giving out orders and expecting profit at the end of the month. As Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains in his book “Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the making of Meaning”, those who pursue to build good business are creating…