Change SIG - 3/23/2018

03/23/2018 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

Image result for free irish icons This month we are also putting out a CALL FOR SPEAKERS for Change SIG programs this year, all on 4th Friday's 8:30-10:30 AM except June (4/27, 5/25, 6/29 [5th Fri], 7/27, 8/24, 9/28, 10/26). Nov/Dec will be annual Gifts Program 12/7.

How Going with the FLOW Can Lead to Enhanced Leadership Performance 
Flow was initially designed to promote the enrichment and happiness of individuals. A large body of research has shown that maintaining a Flow-promoting workplace is a win-win proposition for owners, managers, as well as for the workforce, irrespective of whether the organization is a business, government agency, or non-profit.

The “Leadership and Flow” research is based on the lifetime work of Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihályi who has contributed pioneering work to the field of Positive Psychology (a fun trick to remember his name is “Me high? Cheeks send me high!”).

In recent years, the concept has been extended to organizational performance improvement and leadership development. The study and application of Flow theory has become a comprehensive research program and a global network of academic and corporate partners.

​In partnership with Csikszentmihályi, Zsadány​ (Zad) Vecsey​, a fellow economist​ , developed a ​global-award-winning serious management game called FLIGBY.

The mission of the game FLIGBY is to identify, measure, and help develop leadership skills that, if applied, would help create a Flow-promoting work environment.  

Susan Hasty will present what she's learned about Flow and how she uses FLOW theory​ and FLIGBY in her work to ​ help leadership teams understand how they can design their infrastructure to enable peak performance. 

We'll explore ways you can incorporate Flow into your life and FLIGBY into your practice working with organizations.  

Susan has completed the Flow Fundamentals course offered by The Flow Genome Project and is a certified partner of ALEAS Simulations, Inc., the developers of FLIGBY.

For more information about the Change SIG, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).