Flow, Leadership and Serious Games: A Pedagogical Perspective – Part 3

By: Zoltan Buzady Ph.D., Central European University Business School, Hungary. Part 1 Part 2 Serious Gaming Technology Enables Blended Learning Pedagogy   Our aim in this contribution is also to tell the reader our experiences about using this particular serious game as a blended learning tool for effective training and development of Flow-based leadership and…

Fligby: now Flow makes sense

written by: Claudio A. Rivera I met Prof. Zoltan Buzady via CEEMAN association, that often promoted Fligby’s global network in their news letters . I now have finished my first-hand experience with FLIGBY as an innovative teaching tool and I am exploring ways of possibly including it into my own teaching practice at Riga Business School.  For now…

FLIGBY’s Leadership Topics

Leadership or business simulations are dynamic computer-based experiences, allow to practice personal and organizational strategies in a risk-free and motivating learning environment. They are highly effective in building critical capabilities needed for managing complex situations and organizational challenges. FLIGBY, Prof. Csikszentmihalyi’s official leadership simulation program, was developed to build a broad perspective on critical business…

Using serious games at university courses vs. corporate training projects

Last week I held a very interesting interview with Dr. Zoltan Buzady, who – beside being an experienced and acknowledged professor of Management & Leadership Development at CEU Business School, Hungary – is Managing Director of the global ‘Leadership & Flow Research Program and Network’, organized in cooperation with ALEAS Simulations Inc.  He has vast…

Behind the scenes of FLIGBY – from idea to invention

What do you think, how many people and how long did it take to create the #1 world (2012 Seattle) award winning serious game, FLIGBY? Believe it or not, it all began 10 years ago…or even a bit more. Maybe the below unfolding story sounds a bit mystical, being the creation of  lucky coincidences. Back in…

How sexy is leadership development? Well, TOO SEXY !!!

Below you can read the short reflection that Zoltan Buzady shared on his google+ page with some of my additions regarding to Victor Lipman’s article about leadership development.     How sexy is leadership development? Well, TOO SEXY !!! I agree with the conclusion that in developed economies too much focus and money is being spent on…

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…

A Sustainable Business Maverick

Dr. Michael Crooke – Achieving Spectacular Results with Flow-Based Leadership Many famous individuals have been so inspired by Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow and his Good Business concepts that they gave him credit for some spectacular successes achieved by putting the Flow concept into practice. One of the most remarkable is Dr. Michael Crooke (MC, as he likes to be called),…

FLIGBY’s Multiple Feedback System

FLIGBY’s Galaxy of Feedback Types (Excerpt from the book, “Missing Link Discovered“) FLIGBY has been designed to give each player a continuous stream of valuable, multidimensional feedback during and after the Game. The two dozen or so different kinds of feedback are of three types if we use as the basis of classification the time when…