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    A good book, a thrilling movie, a well-deserved vacation, and watching championship sport games are a few examples of activities that absorb your whole being to the point that other activities and stimuli are blocked from conscious thought. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi described these moments as "flow"optimal experiences where a person's attention is fully absorbed such that other incoming information or stimuli are unable to be processed. Consider the "flow" of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech that August day, or perhaps Mandela's impassioned speech to the United Nations describing the tragedy of Apartheid the fact of the continuing commission of a crime against humanity—and how these messages resonate deep inside your leadership self.
    To Prepare
    • Listen to the Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech and Nelson Mandela's, "Speech to the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid."
    • Review the Molenberghs et al. (2011) article in your Learning Resources. ***(Molenberghs, P., Prochilo, G., Steffens, N. K., Zacher, H., & Haslam, S. A. (2015). The neuroscience of inspirational leadership: The importance of collective-oriented language and shared group membership. Journal of Management [Advance online publication].
    • ******Post by Day 3 An explanation of what is meant by "flow" and "resonance." Give several examples from both personal experience and Dr. King's or Nelson Mandela's speech of flow and resonance. Explain how flow and resonance might occur in leader-follower relationships. Analyze whether some leaders fit better with some followers as described in the research presented by Molenberghs et al. (2011).
    ******Must support information with references APA

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    Flow is a mental state in which the person is fully involved in an activity for its own sake. It is a state of complete immersion in an activity. Every action movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one and the whole person is involved (1). Flow is also called complete motivation; it is a single minded immersion and represents the harnessing of emotions in performance and learning. Flow energizes emotions, makes them positive, and aligns them with the task at hand. The example is that at the inception of the "I have a dream speech", He begins with "five score years ago.... Emancipation Proclamation" ...

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