How can we test improvement over time in crucial leadership skills?

The FLIGBY serious game is an interactive leadership simulation where participants’ leadership skills are reliably assessed against the 29 factors in FLIGBY’s Leadership Skillset. The competencies themselves have been rigorously defined by expert development teams and mapped to several validated competency frameworks such as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) System and Gallup’s StrengthsFinder framework, the…

Flow Theory, Faculty Development & Pedagogy

Dr. Zoltan Buzady, Associate Professor of Leadership, and Academic Ambassador of FLIGBY, delivered an international faculty development training and workshop series for university colleaguesFaculty members represented numerous areas of science: pedagogy, applied psychology, business, and English philology. The topics of the video interviews (below) are: What is the essence of Flow theory? Which abilities and…

Exploring the role of a serious game in developing competencies in higher tourism education

By Fernando Almeida, Zoltan Buzady, Ana Ferro In: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education (Scimago rating: Q2) Volume 29, November 2021, 100347 Higher education institutions are looking for new educational models that encourage actions that contribute to the transformation of society. In the development of these competencies, the active methodologies assume a relevant role.…

Do You Remember ‘Theme Hospital’?

How could spending hours sitting in front of your games console be good for you? Increasingly advancements in technology and pedagogical thinking point to considerable rewards associated with serious games and simulations for developing business skills. But where does this thinking come from? More importantly, does this mean that losing all concept of time in…

Recognizing leadership styles through the use of a serious game

By Fernando Almeida, Zoltan Buzady In: Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (Q3), October 2021.https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-05-2021-0178 Abstract:Purpose:This study aims to present a practical approach to recognizing leadership styles by adopting a serious game in the context of an entrepreneurship course in higher education.Design methodology:The action-research methodology is adopted to explore how the various leadership styles…

Millennials’ Leadership Skills for Promoting Flow and Profit in a Business Simulation

By Ali Badibanga and Matthew Ohlson https://doi.org/10.1002/jls.21768 ABSTRACT: Driven in part by the demands of an increasing number of millennial employees, organizations continue to shift away from traditional, hierarchical, command and control business strategies that may have focused solely on generating profit to enabling organizational cultures that focus on both people and profit. In the…

FLIGBY Players’ Learning Diary

From the FLIGBY ‘play and learn’ diary of Erika (Business Student, Finnland): INTRO Most of us expect that stars on the stage (let it be a concert hall or a theatre) are in Flow and most probably also the professors should be shining in a focused way once delivering the lecture. What about the students…

How to find Flow in Eco-Sustainable Coworking Spaces?

Collaboration in eco-sustainable spaces through the perspective of Flow theory The central phenomenon of my research is the examination of space and its interactions. At an early stage, I determined the appearance of collaboration in coworking spaces, initially with a qualitative in-depth interview, later with a special research method named videography. In the long-term, I…

Fake News & Stakeholder Management Skills

A contribution to the global academic research blog series Created by Olga Viktorovna Novoselova Ph.D. Candidate, Corvinus University of Budapest Senior Lecturer, Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) The concept of “fake news” is not new. The concept, known as “disinformation” during the World Wars and as “freak journalism” or “yellow journalism” during the Spanish war,…