Predictive People Analytics

Predictive people analytics is an emerging science and practice to make predictions of how key people, like managers, would behave under plausible future scenarios. “The latest data and analytics buzz comes from the field of advanced HR analytics, where the application of new techniques and new thinking to talent management is becoming more mainstream.” –…

“Missing Link Discovered” Leadership Forum with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi – Part 2

An edited transcript of the Forum held by CEU Business School   MISSING LINK DISCOVERED: Planting Csíkszentmihályi’s Flow Theory into Management and Leadership Practice held on Monday, November 9, 2015, CEU AUDITORIUM, Budapest V, Nádor u. 9. The contributors were co-authors of the Missing Link Discovered book together with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi: Paul Marer, Prof. of Business, CEU Business School…

What Flow-Leadership Skills?

Excerpt from the “Missing Link Discovered” book   A key task in order to build scientific measures relating to Flow-based leadership personalities and competencies was identifying the management/leadership skills that facilitate the creation and maintenance of a Flow-based organizational culture. The producers of FLIGBY did just that, in cooperation with Prof. Csikszentmihalyi. His Good Business…

What we are planning to research

Excerpt from the “Missing Link Discovered” book   The essence of being in a Flow state is the matching of challenges with management/leadership skills. Whereas the skill side of this coupling has been widely researched and categorized (and is often used in everyday practice), the challenge side has been underexplored, and is uncategorized. That is…

FLIGBY as a blended learning solution

FLIGBY is the official Leadership Development Program of Professor Csikszentmihalyi. But it can be far more than a serious game or learning experience on an individual level. In order to achieve better results, traditional training tools can be attached to the simulation. This helps to turn the individual learning process into a communal or group experience. It…

Soft Leadership Skills

An article by Zoltan Buzady, Associate Professor, CEU Business School      This Dilbert cartoon alludes to the so often mentioned “soft” skills not only needed for good management and leadership, but probably the essence of being sustainable success. “Soft” in contrast to “Hard”? Hard skills typically would include quantitative methodologies such as statistical calculations, accounting…

What is ‘trial and error’?

Trial and error is not a method of finding the best solution, nor a method of finding all solutions. It is a problem-solving technique that is used simply to find a solution. ‘So, you screwed up?’ – How many times have you heard this criticism when you failed? What this question often implies is that…