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Flow has very distinct characteristics. Think of an activity where you have clear goals and are receiving immediate feedback. You experience lots of opportunities for decisive action. Awareness and action merge. You are concentrating completely on the task at hand. You feel confident and perceive that you are in complete control. You lose your sense of self. Time morphs—you don’t notice time passing, time speeds up, or it slows down. And, finally, the experience is autotelic. That is, you do the task for the sake of doing it. These characteristics were identified and quantified by Mihayli Csikszentmihalyi in the late 1980s (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990). He has continued to do research in this area over the last 30 years. He has determined that, when people optimize their flow states, they are happier and more productive (Csikszentmihalyi, 2003).
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Everyone experiences flow from time to time. However, the question becomes, “How can I, as a leader, facilitate flow experiences for those who follow me?” Building on the work of Csikszentmihalyi, my doctoral research looked at flow-based decision making in the fire service. My findings showed that flow-based decision making is facilitated by training and experience. Flow-based leadership facilitates flow-based decision making (Glick-Smith, 2012).