Why did Forrest Gump just ‘feel like running’?

The book review by Dr. Zoltan Buzady Associate Professor of Leadership, Corvinus University of BudapestDirector, Leadership & Flow Global Research Network “Running Flow” Mental immersion techniques for better running  An international bestseller book by Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi  CSIKSZENTMIHALYI “I am too stressed out!  I am trying hard to do my best in order to get ahead, but I feel like…

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…

Intelligent Optimism – A Privilege of Naïves?

Last week I followed a report on Estonian National TV on how to handle the corona crisis in our healthcare institutions. One of the doctors mentioned during her interview that she was very worried before entering the emergency room filled with corona patients for the first time, but just one look at the naturally behaving…

Are ‘Remote Work’ and ‘Virtual Teamwork’ Synonyms?

Remote Work and Virtual Teamwork are as different as Ice Skating and Ice Hockey! Interview with Sirja Sulakatko, Virtual Teamwork enthusiast Ten years ago, the then 20-year-old Sirja had an important decision to take: While working full time in Estonia as a store manager, she had the possibility to take a 6-month internship with ADIDAS…

Let me tell you… about the CIRCLE OF FLOW

Let me tell you an important essence: Leadership development is the foundation for overcoming any of your current problems and for realizing future projects! We know about the mechanics of the concept of being in Flow works, in fact, it is not just a theory but a real, observable, and reproducible phenomenon! Flow, the optimal…

Facing ‘the new normal’ requires re-defining our existence

Head of the Department of Management and lecturer at Estonian Business School, Marge Täks has faced many changes in her life: among others switching from the corporate world to a career in academia. Nevertheless, after returning from holidays in India in March 2020 (which was also the first time she did not take a laptop…

25 Years Jubilee: Super Bowl, Flow, Creativity & You!

25 years ago, 1993, in February, a set of rather extraordinary and important events happened. Many people have been inspired to creativity by the ideas of Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. But only a few people know that the widespread use of the Flow theory is the result of “an unusual association. In 1993 Jimmy Johnson, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, showed the…

Flow conditions – Csikszentmihalyi’s summary

Professor Csikszentmihalyi defines 8 basic conditions of flow in his book Good Business (2003). Let’s see the essential characteristics of flow experience listed below in key thoughts from Csikszentmihalyi himself. 1. Clear goals For a person to become deeply involved in any activity it is essential that he know precisely what tasks he must accomplish,…

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – A life story with his own words

The following article is the translation of a nearly 30 minutes televison interview in Hungarian, that is available by clicking on the photo below: “When I was 10, I felt that adults did not understand what was happening in the world and I wanted to understand why this was so.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, founding father of…