Development of Soft Skills Competencies Through the Use of FLIGBY

By Fernando Almeida, Zoltan Buzady (2022) In: Technology, Pedagogy and Education (Q1), March 2022.This journal is indexed in WoS (Core: 2.529) and Scopus (Q1).https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2022.2058600 Abstract Serious games have been successfully used for learning and training purposes. Traditionally serious games have been used in the development of hard skills, particularly in technical areas such as health, engineering, defense, or the environment. However,…

FLIGBY—A Serious Game Tool to Enhance Motivation and Competencies in Entrepreneurship

By:  Zoltán Buzády (Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary) and Fernando Almeida (Polytechnic Institute of Gaya, Porto, Portugal)In: Informatics 2019, 6(3), 27;https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics6030027 (This article belongs to the Special Issue Gamification and Advanced Technology to Enhance Motivation in Education)Download here. ABSTRACT: Entrepreneurship is currently one of the most fundamental economic activities in the 21st century. Entrepreneurship encourages young generations to…

Emotions: do they help you to “flow” or drag you down?

Have you ever experienced that simply just knowing every bit of your job is not enough to excel at your workplace? What else might be needed beside deep knowledge and high intelligence to experience that rewarding state of mind that described as Flow? Have you ever met people who you admired for their expertise but…

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.…

“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…

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…