Model of Thinking
What it is?
VSN: A series of interactive philosophy workshops for employees, managers and business leaders inspired by ancient Greece including, among others, the presentation of philosophical theories, interactive discussions and team activities.
How does it work?
VSN: We analyze the thought and theories of different philosophers, as for example the pre-Socratic philosophers, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics.
We identify in what ways philosophical theories are meaningful to modern times and how they can be practically applied and be relevant to the needs of the business world and the market.
What is your aim?
VSN: Our aim is to enable participants be more creative, efficient and engaged at work by discussing the challenges faced in the work environment, the ethical issues individuals and companies need to address, employee engagement and maximization of their potential, individual and organizational reputation.
Each workshop lasts for three hours and is organized for 16 participants upon communication and scheduling with the company.
We provide workshop handouts and suggestions for further reading about the philosopher and theories of interest.
THE SERIES OF PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOPS
Which type of philosopher are you?
Introduction to the thought of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
This workshop introduces the theories of the three major ancient Greek philosophers, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, who shaped western thought in areas such as persuasion and negotiation, the structure of political society, and virtue ethics.
We discuss the ways in which their philosophical principles can be applied in contemporary management and leadership with the aim to enhance employee well-being and performance towards the achievement of individual and collective goals. Also, participants identify which philosopher they are closer to in terms of way of thinking, management style and team leading.
Socrates: The dialectic method
Through reference to the platonic dialogues, we present the method that Socrates used to draw the truth out of the individual rather than “fill an empty vessel.” We examine the types of guided questions he used, known as the dialectical method of inquiry. Participants practice in refining the claims they make, providing definitions for terms, resolving logical inconsistencies. Managers acquire the skills needed to involve and guide the members of their team while engaging them to action through the use of questions in a process of personal clarity. In essence, by using the principles of the Socratic method, managers can draw out the best in individuals while helping them clarify their goals, realize their professional identity and share their vision for mutual benefits.
Plato: Justice and the ideal state
In this workshop participants get acquainted with Plato’s thought about societal, or political, justice, individual justice, the theory of forms, the structure of the ideal state, the philosopher-king, the distinction between knowledge and opinion. We discuss how the great philosopher suggests that the right people be in the right position and in what ways his thought can inform leadership.
Aristotle: Ethics, virtue and eudaimonia
The seminal text of Western philosophy, Nicomachean Ethics, is the focus of this workshop. We present and discuss Aristotle’s ethical theory of virtues, logic and the essence of eudaimonia. Through the analysis and comprehension of the text, participants get acquainted with the process of acquiring the virtues. We justify why virtue ethics concern managers and leaders and how individual virtues affect business ethics.
Ancient Greek Philosophers at a Business Meeting
The workshops Ancient Greek Philosophers at a Business Meeting aim to promote ancient Greek philosophy and highlight the relevance it has for modern management and leadership. Philosophy can educate individuals in sophisticated ways that are of concern in their professional life, enrich their way of thinking and help them gain deeper insight into their work and their business.
Founder & CEO Vicky Evangeliou
Vicky Evangeliou is a Freethinker as one who forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority.
Communication & Marketing Expert with 2 decades of business experience. 8 years in a multinational company as business manager, marketing and sales executive in medical/consumer sector.
More than a decade as entrepreneur founding a Marketing & Communication agency, providing services in corporate, B2B and B2C environments, designing creative concepts for developing product launches, incentive programs, tourism destination marketing and management projects as well as project management for the implementation of Live communication campaigns.
Focused on developing concepts in Greece and Internationally for local and multinational clients having an expanded portfolio including fast moving consumer products, pharmaceutical, health and personal care, cosmetics, luxury and fashion products as well as automotive and financial services.
Vicky via Marketing Lead, act as a consultant providing “Out Of The Box” business development, brand alliance, marketing / pr and social network marketing services for non-profits, start-ups and large corporations starting new divisions.
V.E.: As Business Mentor I strongly believe that entrepreneurial role model can positively affect the level of entrepreneurial success. A role model can also help entrepreneurs who may rely too much on personal experience to guide decision making. Although taking risks is important, the presence of role models, mentors and networks can provide a moderating effect on the overconfidence of entrepreneurs.
Specialties: Marketing, below the line programs,Online and Offline projects, Direct marketing,Field marketing,Communication strategic projects,Incentives
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