Management Innovation Award
Management Innovation Award
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January 27, 2017

Professor Emeritus Paul Marer and Professor Zoltan Buzady of CEU Business School have been awarded the Management Innovation Award of the Budapest-based Society of Management Innovators. Professor Buzady and Marer’s academic innovation on turning a leadership game into a sophisticated, modern leadership concept ("Flow-based Leadership") by developing its sound theoretical and academically scrutinized foundations has led to the creation of  FLIGBY project. “Flow and Leadership’ has received the award for its new, revolutionary approach to manage organizations while creating a FLOW-promoting work environment.

 FLIGBY, Prof. Csikszentmihalyi’s official leadership simulation program, was developed to build a broad perspective on critical business interdependencies, like strategic thinking or managerial skills needed to make modern organizations/networks sustainable successful. Although FLIGBY is Flow-based, the managerial challenges and the options it presents are fully compatible with a wide range of leadership theories, enhancing them all.

A truly unique combination of creativity and pragmatism which is the true definition of innovation.” said Annemie Ress, Founder of PurpleBeach People&Innovation, judge of the Management Innovation Competition.

"Both the concept of leveraging FLOW from a leadership and company practices point of view is a great idea. The implementation of the idea is really impressive, the FLIGBY Team put an amazing effort into turning this idea into reality. I like the idea that people can learn in a different context, even though their improvements will impact how they behave in their day-to-day work environment."  Gergely Hodicska, VP of Ustream, judge the of Management Innovation Competition.

“Studying at CEU Business School was the best investment I could make for myself and for my future. The learning environment is exciting and challenging. Our professors are always pushing us to think outside of the box and to look at management as a holistic and organic matter (i.e. to include facts and figures, as well as people and culture, knowing that all contribute to the success of a management strategy).”
Elena Tosana MBA Class of 2012
Maciej Kisilowski, Associate Professor of Law and Public Management
  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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