When all secure fundaments are one by one collapsing, we
need new ones. These cannot be found in the actual way of doing things.
What is changing?
"Advances in physics, technology and neuroscience pose an ever-evolving
set of questions about the nature of the world and man's place in it;
questions that we may not yet have the answers to, but that philosophers
diligently explore through theory and argument. And of course, there
are some questions of morality and meaning that were first posed by
ancient thinkers and that we must continue to question as humanity evolves:
How should we treat one another? What does it mean to live a good life?
" (Huffington post)
"The financial and climate crises, global consumption habits, and
other 21st-century challenges call for a "killer app." I think
I've found it: philosophy. Philosophy can help us address the (literally)
existential challenges the world currently confronts, but only if we
take it off the back burner and apply it as a burning platform in business.
Philosophy explores the deepest, broadest questions of life why
we exist, how society should organize itself, how institutions should
relate to society, and the purpose of human endeavor, to name just a
few.." (Dove Seidman in Bloomberg Business week)
In these uncertain, moving and shifting times, leaders are required
to have strong intuitions in creating strong future horizons. We did
not learn that in our universities and business schools; we lived in
fixed narratives of study, job, family and nation. These narratives
have become part of us.
If the world changes drastically,
we should have a deep understanding of what is going on. Because all
changes relate to our thoughts and actions, personal growth makes us
being prepared for any situation.
If you as a leading personality
know what is going on, inside of you and what the cultural and psychological
clashes are within your own mind and feeling; then you can help your
company or organization, because you understand the other persons involved.
The secret is to create coherence in your company (killing fragmentation,
separate silos and non-communicative relations) by leading a process
of integration and shared values. So all become agile and ready to respond.
The Socratic Design is a method that is capable of silencing
old thoughts with philosophical analysis, maximize the art of listening
and creating new concepts and paradigms by dialogue between empathic
This method is capable of sourcing the tacit knowledge that we share,
to design new futures and narratives.
In normal meetings we reproduce our old concepts and are addicted to
our intelligent thoughts (which is the past tense of thinking). In the
Socratic dialog we tap into our deepest layer of consciousness and create
We also reflect on the
oldest and basic questions.
The Socratic Design method facilitates the maximum collaborative intelligence
that can generate strong practices based on values and personal knowledge.
In this seminar we do not transfer knowledge from the experts to the
audience: we create new knowledge in a guaranteed frame of out of the
All the participants will
emerge from their distinctive individual positions into a original level
of thinking and reflecting. The Socratic dialog method is the only method
that does not start from fixed disciplinary silos , but starts radically
from the urgent question.
In this method we:
1 Analyze our hidden
pre assumptions and fundamental thoughts that tie us to a past culture.
2 Develop a horizon of values to have strong compass for any future
3 Analyze our best practices and experiences in personal growth and
4 Create knowledge in a strong collaborative way out of atomic debates.
5 Develop new assumptions for personal growth.
6 Design strong narratives
7 Develop concrete roadmaps.
seminar is a exciting experience of creating knowledge. The Socratic
Design guarantees a process of values, listening, reflection and design.
You will be at your "best", free from addictive thoughts and
open to other ideas.
You will not receive knowledge transfer but you will create yourself
The seminar is a think
tank in which we pose urgent questions on the theme and develop know-ledge.
This knowledge will be directly translated into concrete road maps and
future scenarios, or simply into new narratives.
It will be a whole day
of dialog, brainstorming and creating. There are inspirators from Berlin,
Amsterdam and Bilbao.
who will not deliver speeches but participate with you all.
The socratic design method
will be rolled out during the day, resulting in the different scenarios.
What do you take
- A personal experience
of personal growth (how to jump out of your normal assumption)
- A personal experience of creating knowledge in one day, in a collaborative
- Knowledge about:
- How to eliminate fragmentation and internal non communication in
- How to prevent Burn out.
- How to promote well being by personal growth programs
- How to synchronize your organization on the learning goals of your
- A cool network.
- optional: The Peralada "well-being experience": Nature,
trekking, Spa, golf. padel or tennis.