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Flow vs. perfection: Embracing a new academic paradigm

For most of my academic career, perfectionism was my holy grail.<p>I would stay up until 4 a.m. in the mornings to finish that last bit of reading. I …

Beat holiday apathy by simply living in the moment

Beating the stress: Putting your feet up may not be the best way to relax on holiday. Research shows that achieving optimal experience is an active …

IPPA 2017

How Positive Psychology Transforms People and Organizations - The Academic View

How are academics helping business leaders gain a better understanding of human motivation?<p>Most people recognize that people have psychological motivations for doing the things they do. Depression or anxiety, for instance, might cause a person to slack on their work, or snap at a coworker. But …

Employee Engagement

Bridge

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian psychologist, wrote, "It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always …

Diamonds

Going with the flow a state of mind away

Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi described the state of "flow" as happening when one is "completely involved in an activity for its own …

Sound of Music

What workaholics can learn from triathletes about being productive

If you grind away hour after hour working at a desk, you may not feel like you have much in common with elite athletes.<p>But if you want to improve at your job or any activity you do — from triathlon-racing to theoretical mathematics to working productively — the equation for getting better is …

Exercise

Between a Molehill and Mount Everest

A pair of recent studies offers experimental evidence for the "flow" experience.<p>Think of a time when you attempted something really, really hard, and …

Mount Everest

Flow And The Machine

“In the future, either you’re going to be telling a machine what to do, or the machine is going to be telling you.” -- Christopher Penn, VP of …

3 big ideas to help you find your running 'flow'

In a new book, “Running Flow,” Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who first introduced the word “flow” to describe deep immersion in an activity, …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done

Here's how to work smart to get more done.<p>For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about …

Unlocking human potential

​The world changes rapidly; our basic needs as humans, not so much. To unlock human potential in an unpredictable environment, practices that help us …

Flow in Agile Software Development: What, Why and How.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to perform a task while fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, a state where every action, movement, and …

A Reality Check on Project Management

Lynda Bourne<p>The approach of Phillips (2014) implies that the project manager must assume the "heroic" role of driving performance within the project …

Centered leadership: How talented women thrive

A new approach to leadership can help women become more self-confident and effective business leaders.<p><b>Women start careers</b> in business and other …

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Grow with the Flow

Great professionals turn work into a game and express themselves through performance, says Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow, in an interview …

Flow: Theory and Practice

Artists Joan Snyder and David Reed in conversation with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, distinguished professor of psychology and management and founding …

Art

Help Employees Innovate By Giving Them the Right Challenge

Companies trying to create a culture of innovation often seem to rely on office decor like ping-pong tables or multi-colored bean-bag chairs, or one-off events like hackathons. But most of us who want to be more innovative would like to do so in our day-to-day work. What should we be focusing on?<p>In …

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

People Tend to Accidentally Waste Their Precious Time Off From Work

Throughout the book <i>Flow</i>, a modern classic in the popular psychology canon, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi outlines his theory on how to Live Your Best Life, …

Happiness

Creatively Blocked? How to Go with the Flow & Get Back in the Zone

Life isn't fair (and I can prove it to you). While I can imagine a contingent of computer monitor-lit faces shaking their heads at that statement, …

Creativity

Writing Without Bullsh*t: An Interview with Josh Bernoff

The state of business writing is generally dismal today. If I had a nickel for every poorly written article or blog post I've seen, I'd have quite a few nickels. Passive voice, horrible jargon, and run-on sentences make much if not most text confusing at best and downright inscrutable at worst.<p>And …

Writing

Universal and Cultural Dimensions of Optimal Experiences - Csikszentmihalyi - 2016 - Japanese Psychological Research

Abstract<p>In the past 40 years, the phenomenon of flow—the full involvement with what one is doing, which is experienced as enjoyable and uplifting—has …

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Motivating People to Learn

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., psychologist and author of the book, <i>Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience</i>, describes what schools and parents …

Pedagogy

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: All About Flow & Positive Psychology (+PDF)

Sharing is caring.<p>“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or …

Positive Thinking

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The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love

Social scientists have been trying to identify the conditions most likely to promote satisfying human lives. Their findings give some important clues about choosing a career: Money matters, but as the economist Richard Easterlin and others have demonstrated, not always in the ways you may …

Help Your Employees Find Flow

Holacracy. Results-Only Work Environments. These new, more flexible ways of working may be a step too far for many organizations. Still, greater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip …