Why-How-What: Defining FLIGBY’s Mission

Explaining FLIGBY based on Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” approach   WHY? – Building Better Workplaces and a Better World Contrary to what most of us believe, happiness does not simply happen to us. It’s something that we make happen, and it results from our doing our best while meeting challenging, meaningful goals. This is…

Great Interest for FLOW-Leadership in Russia at #EdCrunch

Great interest for Csikszentmihalyi, Flow, Leadership and FLIBY in Russia! #дапребудетстобойпоток! Join our great event and keynote presentations by Dr. Zoltan Buzady, our Director of the ‘Leadership & Flow Global Research Network’ at #EdCrunch in Moscow, Russia, October 1-2 !!! Большой интерес к #FlowLeadership через #FLIGBY в #Russia Присоединяйтесь к нам на #EdCrunch2018: 5th Global Conference on New Edu-Technologies, Москва OCT…

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…

What Positive Psychology is about?

The following post is a transcript of Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi‘s answer on the question, “how the Positive Psychology movement has been started?” (recorded at the IPPA conference, July 2017, in Montreal.) … Some of us felt that psychology was too focused on individual behavior and values didn’t really play any role in the essence of our time.…

Flow, Leadership and Serious Games: A Pedagogical Perspective – Part 2

By: Zoltan Buzady Ph.D., Central European University Business School, Hungary. Part 1 Combining Flow and Serious Games   A detailed market study prepared by Learnovate Centre identified the state-of-the-art use of serious games for learning in the corporate sector (Donovan, 2012).  They report an uptake of such gamification and list the following application areas of…

Flow, Leadership and Serious Games: A Pedagogical Perspective – Part 1

By: Zoltan Buzady Ph.D., Central European University Business School, Hungary. Overview This special issue of the ‘World Journal of Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development’ focuses on new, computer-based and/or online learning tools with the aim to present current trends and innovations to professionals, consultants, instructors, and academics. The author of this contribution is a researcher…

Redefining Leadership

  The title of this blog entry refers not to an effort to crowd the literature with another definition of leadership, but to the proposed expansion of the kind of people who should be considered leaders. Let’s accept the definition of leadership given by Kevin Kruse in his Forbes article, with one minor modification [in parentheses]:…

Flow and Leadership

This is an executive summary of the application of the Flow concept to Leadership. Flow is a mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment. “Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with…

Leadership, Flow and Ethics

Last month, Prof. Paul Marer[1] – already mentioned in my previous blog entry about Good Work – gave an interesting presentation in Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Positive Psychology class at Claremont Graduate University (California). This post is an excerpt from his presentation about leadership, Flow and ethics, with an emphasis mainly on the third topic. Csikszentmihalyi…