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…

FLIGBY Skills Tool Box – Conflict Management

Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the global best-seller book Good Business, conducted deep interviews with several leaders of internationally successful, and sustainable organizations. He found that these successfully created Flow-promoting Organizations and implemented the Flow-Leadership style. Together with him, our team at Aleas Sims/FLIGBY has identified a core of  29 management and leadership skills.   In cooperation with…

A Workplace Conducive to Flow

Flow occurs when both skills and challenges are high Flow makes us feel better in the moment, enabling us to experience the remarkable potential of the body and mind functioning in harmony. Flow has the ability to improve the quality of life in the long run. The main condition of flow is the matched balance of…

The 5 Best Books of Dr. Flow

A strictly subjective ranking around Flow   Check out our list, and do not forget to vote for your favorite at the end of this article! We, here at FLIGBY, are real fans of Csikszentmihalyi’s books. Mike (his name is pronounced “me-HIGH chick-sent-me-HIGH-ee”) is one of the greatest thinkers of our age, a legendary pioneer of Positive…

Competitiveness, HRM, Flow-promoting Leadership & Global Benchmarking (of Your Talent Pool)

  Dr. Zoltan Buzady, Associate Professor of Management, Director of the ‘Leadership & Flow Global Research Network’, Corvinus Business School   Special Report in BBJournal May 2017 on HRM   As the Hungarian and the other CEE countries are experiencing continued growth, maintaining our achieved positions on global competitiveness rankings and to further improve our…

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…

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…

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…

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),…