Why did Forrest Gump just ‘feel like running’?

The book review by Dr. Zoltan Buzady Associate Professor of Leadership, Corvinus University of BudapestDirector, Leadership & Flow Global Research Network “Running Flow” Mental immersion techniques for better running  An international bestseller book by Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi  CSIKSZENTMIHALYI “I am too stressed out!  I am trying hard to do my best in order to get ahead, but I feel like…

Why Motivation is an Exercise

Imagine an instance when you get struck by an intriguing idea, play out the possibilities in your head, and decide to make it happen. This is a process most people are familiar with. It usually happens once you set new goals or you were recently inspired to create a change in your life. In reality…

Flow-based Leadership

“Flow-based Leadership” blog entry is from our guest author: Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D. (President/CEO – MentorFactor Inc.). Have you ever worked with a team of people who are all in flow? Great teams are committed and connected. Purpose binds them together. You will do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. Working in an environment…

Accomplishment Culture

This guest blog was written by Marion Spears Karr, President, Avery Executive Search (a unit of Atlanta-based Avery Partners Inc.). It summarizes a concept – the title of this blog — that he developed and uses then he offers personal- and leadership-development programs. Accomplishment Culture© (AC) is a comprehensive team- and leadership-development program. It makes individuals…

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]:…

What to avoid if you want to motivate your employees?

A simple search on the net or a step into a bookshop and you find yourself buried under articles, tips, quotes and books about motivation. In order to avoid getting into the row of the “what to do right” suggestions, I decided to twist the tale a bit and give you some tips on how…

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,…

Flow & Creativity, Leadership & Management, Science & Best Practices

Flow and Creativity, Leadership and Management, Science and Best Practices are increasingly interrelated areas of our daily lives, of our heightened interest and awareness and the subject of ever increasing scholarly attention, focus and research. So we have decided to use the Blog platform of Flowleadership.org to collect and re-post some of the most interesting…

The Circle of Flow

The “Circle of Flow” shows the many-fold, life-long impacts of value-based leadership. The starting as well as the end-point is Csikszentmihalyi’s landmark Flow theory, the inexhaustible fount of outstanding individual and organizational achievements. As we proceed along life’s “circular flow”, a broad new vista emerges. From observers we become decision-makers, who will more and more experience…