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…

FLIGBY’s Leadership Topics

Leadership or business simulations are dynamic computer-based experiences, allow to practice personal and organizational strategies in a risk-free and motivating learning environment. They are highly effective in building critical capabilities needed for managing complex situations and organizational challenges. FLIGBY, Prof. Csikszentmihalyi’s official leadership simulation program, was developed to build a broad perspective on critical business…

On culinary temptations and CEE competitiveness

An editorial article by Zoltan Buzady, Associate Professor at Central European University, Hungary, & Director of our ‘Leadership & Flow Global Research Network’ in BBJ – The Budapest Business Journal on ‘Budapest Christmas Fair – Sausages – Competitiveness & CEE Business Cultures’: #cross-cultural-management #leadership #diversity#goodmanagement I feel privileged to live in beautiful Budapest: every day I…

It’s difficult to be a leader alone

Being a leader is a very complex role. Especially in our time, when leaders would be required to know enough to support the team they are leading – says Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the video below: They should know the needs of different minorities, like women, children, people with special needs etc. They should be able to…

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 – 3rd part from the working paper

Part 2 – Leaders versus managers The changing technological and cultural context of managing / leading This section offers a few thoughts on the impact of technology and demographic changes for managing and leading employees and other stakeholders. A subsection discusses the implications of technological and demographic changes for employee training and learning.   1.…

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…