“Flow Experience” – Interview Dr. Laszlo Harmat

Dr. Zoltan Buzady, Director of the ‘Leadership & Flow Global Research’ Network, asked Dr. Laszlo Harmat, a global expert on Flow-theory, neuroscientist and currently researching at University of Uppsala and the world-famous Karolinska Institute, Sweden, about his latest work results. Zoltan Buzady (ZB): Laszlo, our followers and Flow-Leadership community members already had the chance to…

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…

Body & Mind – Flow & Leadership – Your Success!

On Prof. Buzady’s “New trends in Leadership” course we always had the body-mind-success theme trilogy to highlight and to exercise the connection between ‪wellness‬ and ‪leadership‬. This theme is now also the focus of a HBR article: We have forgotten that organizations are first and foremost places of human interaction, not justtransaction. Research shows that our greatest need…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 2nd part from the working paper

Part 1 – “Are you satisfied with your workplace?” Leaders versus managers Before delving into our main topics, let us detour briefly by addressing a controversy in the organizational literature: the presumed similarities and differences between “managers” and “leaders”. The subtitle of our book (which we are partly summarizing and partly extending here) is “Integrating…

Virtues, Happiness, Flow and Joy – The Moral Bucket List

The New York Times Sunday Review published David Brooks’ writing “The Moral Bucket List”. He is setting the context by: ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny…

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…

Do you want to know what Flow is? Read or Watch!

Do you want to know what Flow is? If your vote is for watching (‘5): If your vote is for reading, in our new book “Missing Link Discovered“, we wrote a whole chapter on “The Science Behind Flow”. The following is an extract from From Chapter 1: In Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s own words: “My original research, which I still do,…

Wine producing as benchmark for sustainability?

Learning responsible leadership from Californian wineries   Managing a company these days should be more than just giving out orders and expecting profit at the end of the month. As Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains in his book “Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the making of Meaning”, those who pursue to build good business are creating…

Games can make you a better strategist…

…or at least this is what Martin Reeves and Georg Wittenburg state in their article published in Harvard Business Review (September 7, 2015). Now, before anyone would close this blog spot (or their leadership book) and log on to Facebook to play Farmville, I’ve got to disappoint you: that’s not the game they are talking…

FLIGBY Leadership Skills

Developing leadership competencies by serious games The mission of the serious game FLIGBY is to identify, measure, and help develop leadership skills that, if applied, would help create a Flow-promoting work environment. At the Game’s end, FLIGBY provides an individual report to each player on his/her skill set, with a range of benchmarking option available.…