The introductory chapter with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi’s essay
A basic purpose of the book “Missing Link Discovered” is to discuss how to teach the application of Flow-based leadership skills via FLIGBY, first in academia, then also in business and in other types of organizations. University courses (especially in graduate programs) are targeted because most university graduates will have managerial/leadership responsibilities during their careers. The Game – whose lessons are likely to be remembered long after the play is over – is an effective general preparation for performing well in future managerial/leadership roles, irrespective of the nature of the organization, position in a hierarchy, or the type of culture where the graduate will find himself or herself.
Another fundamental purpose of this book is to discuss how new areas of leadership research can be supported by combining (1) the theory of Flow, (2) the concept contributions embedded in FLIGBY, and (3) the large and uniquely unbiased databank being generated by the growing number of players who had – and will have – fully completed the FLIGBY game.